I am currently living in Rome, and on my vacation time I would really like to delve deeper into the South of Italy, to clarify: south of the resort areas near Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, specifically: Bari, Lecce, and the tip of the boot in the Calabria region. Also, any gems on the heel of the boot or on the Eastern Coast bordering the Adriatic Sea? My language skills are decent, and I am interested in what perhaps may be some different dialects?
How is the public transportation in these parts? No Metro, I assume, but is there a good train network to get around? I would love any tips from anyone who has been further south. As Rick says, if you like Rome, go further south, it intensifies!
Grazie tutti, e Buona Giornata!