We're looking for input four how to best spend 4 nights in Tuscany. Stating October 6, we'll spend 3 nights in Venice, 2 nights in Cinque Terra, and 5 nights in Florence before Tuscany. After Tuscany, we have 5 nights in Rome. I'm having a little trouble figuring out Tuscany. My current thinking is to train from Florence to Orvieto Thursday, October 16. We would use Orvieto as our base and spend Thursday touring Orvieto. We'd rent a car and drive to Assisi Friday, Siena Saturday, other hill towns - help! - Sunday. We don't have a need to over do Tuscany and we see it as a kind of recharge series of days before Rome.
All thoughts appreciated!