I will be traveling with my husband to visit our daughter in Florence next April. Our plan is to meet her in a nearby city of her choice (not yet selected) to spend a 4 day weekend, then return to Florence with her for 4 days. Next we'd like to spend a few days in the Tuscan countryside and I was hoping to get some feedback on our intended itinerary. Given that we will have already been abroad for 8 days, we really only have 3 days for the countryside. I'd like to know if this plan sounds reasonable, or if we are trying to squeeze too much into each day? Likewise, are we missing any must-see towns in the region? My thought was that first we would leave Florence and visit Sienna for the day. We would then travel to wherever we are staying (to be selected once I determine if the itinerary is workable) for the evening. The second day we might focus on the Chianti region, visiting Greve, Panzano and San Gimignano. The last day we'd go south and could visit Montepulciano, Montalcino and Pienza. Of course the days don't need to be in that order, but mostly I'd like to know if the towns are logical and if the plan isn't trying to cover too much. Finally, if this does sound reasonable, where is the most central place to stay for the 3 days? My first thought was Siena, but I'm guessing we will need a car to visit the other towns and I've heard parking is a problem in Siena. Still, we'll need to get back to either Florence or Rome, to fly out the next day, so I thought a train from Siena could be convenient. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!!