My Fiancé and I are looking at taking our honeymoon in Central & Northern Italy for two weeks in October. So far we have a rough idea of where we want to travel.
We aim to spend 2/3 Days in Rome, Travel into Tuscany 6/7 base ourselves in or around Florence and travel out to Siena, Chianti, Lucca, Pisa and Cinque Terre also a bike tour into the tuscan hills/vineyards. We will then would like to travel into Bologna and onto Venice before flying back home (UK).
Im after a bit of advise from anyone that may have travelled in this area before, If we base ourselves in Florence is car hire a bit of a pain? We want to be able to enjoy the charm of Florence without being bogged down with car hire. Is it possible to stay close enough to the city and discover it by foot/bus? Leaving car hire for the rest of the trip?
How good is the bus/train networks? Do they run fairly late into the evening or will we have to rely on taxis for this?
I would be so thankful for any advice any other travellers could give me.
Thank you in advance.