Husband and I arrive Rome Saturday Sept 6th 9:00 am. Saturday and Sunday checking out Rome sights. then we would like to spend 4 -5 days in Tuscany - Florence, Siena, Lucca, and explore smaller towns. Understand car is difficult and unnecessary in Florence, and maybe also unneeded for Siena and Lucca. So, do we take the train from Rome to Florence, then take trains and buses to Siena and Lucca? We want to rent a car for exploring smaller towns. Where should we base ourselves? Don't want to switch hotels too many times. And where should we rent our car? Next 4-5 days in Cinque Terre. Is it best to catch train from Florence to CT?
We fly out of Rome Sept. 19th. Take train from CT to Rome? Are these the fast trains or local trains?
Thanks, I know that was a lot for questions