My husband and I are planning a lightening fast Italy trip, just 4-5 days long. We have found a great deal on flight tickets to Brindisi. Since we have such a short time, I was wondering if there is enough to do to justify spending our entire holiday in Brindisi with possible day trips to nearby towns. Is it advisable to get a rental car for this or can we rely on public transport?
I realize Brindisi is far from being one of the more hyped Italian destinations so I am wondering if it has enough charm to keep us happy for 4-5 days. Or would we be better off spending maybe a day in Brindisi and then moving on to say Naples? I am kind of tempted to do this because as much as we love off-the-beaten-path travel, I do want to see some of the more popular spots as well. We will however have to return to Brindisi for our return flight.
This will be our first trip to Italy (barring a 12 hour Rome layover where we quickly saw a few major sites) and we will be traveling with an infant. Our interests include food, culture and nature with a smattering of history. Any advise?