We're flying into Brussels, traveling from there to Paris for approx. 5 days and then flying into Italy. We're planning on basing our week long stay in Florence. Having never been to Italy before, of course we want to hit the major sights. We plan on taking a train into Rome, Venice and the Cinque Terre area. I'd love to rent a car but have concerns about it. Should I be concerned? I'd love to wander around the Tuscany area on days we're not day tripping. Should I rent a car for the whole week or try to consolidate it into a few days? Thanks for your thoughts.