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new ideas....

Morro Bay...
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new ideas....

Considering flying into Florence from LAX instead of Rome. Use Florence as base for exploring northern Tuscany for five days.

Wouldn't this also provide more possibilities for day tours or drivers versus having to rent a car (since we aren't excited about driving?

Train to Cinque Terre where we will remain for three nights before taking train to Pisa where we fly out to Amsterdam. better?

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1. Re: new ideas....

We recently did this trip (flying into FLR rather than FCO from LAX) and were happy to have done so. Hired a driver from Hills and Roads who drove us around Chianti for a day which was a splurge but on an hourly basis we felt the cost was fair and saved us the hassle of not only driving but picking up and dropping off a car. How about basing yourself in Siena rather than Florence? It's more "Central Tuscany" than northern but depending on exactly where you want to go it might make a good base for you.

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2. Re: new ideas....

Many more tours running from Florence than anywhere else in Tuscany. If you do get a private driver you need to get that booked well in advance as they get very booked up. You cannot keep a rental car in central Florence anyway because of the ZTL, so if you did end up deciding to rent a car, you would be wise to seek an alternative base.

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