My nine year old daughter and I are traveling to Italy in October. We are staying in Venice for two nights and have four to spend in Tuscany. I like the idea of staying in a farmhouse, but wonder if it's too isolated. Is there a town you'd recommend where we can walk a short distance to restaurants or shopping? We've considered in town in Siena, but I'm not going to find a farmhouse in the city.
I'd like to rent a car, but I've read parking in Siena is not ideal. I'm also a little hesitant b/c I have not driven in Italy before. Are there buses that travel in between the hill towns?
Thanks for any suggestions.