The FSE (Ferrovia Sud Est) is the regional line throughout Puglia, my trip to Otranto required a change in Zolinno and another one in Maglia. The trip including wait time for connecting trains takes about 1:30 hours.
Once in Otranto, there's a short downhill walk to the Lungomare and the town center. I emphazise downhill meaning is UPHILL on the way back.
Notice I said bus ride back to Lecce, this is due to the fact that even though we bought a round trip train ticket, there's no train back just bus, I love this country. Thank God because otherwise I would have had a fit. Let me emphasize the fact that the bus, even though is non-stop to Lecce, doesn't stop anywhere near the train station (our starting point) or the historic center. I will say it again, thank God I
love this country, and thank God to all my handy gadgets and apps because I was able to quickly google where we were and which city bus will take us where we needed to be.