I am trying to figure out the best way to handle my rental car. We are spending six nights in Tuscany in September. Five of those will be in a place near Siena so we can explore. The last night will be in Florence, with the plan to get to Florence quite early the day we check in so we can see at least some of the city before flying out from the airport the day after.
I am trying to figure out what to do with the rental car. A few things are on my mind...
. I have a slight preference to drive from our Siena location to Florence so we can explore at our own pace.
. I am aware of the ZTL and the implications with respect to cars and parking
. I would prefer to keep the car overnight so we can get us (and our luggage) to the airport easily the day after.
Options seem to include:
. Keeping the car for the drive, return it (probably to a place near the airport). That probably has the disadvantage that we'd be dragging our luggage around after dropping off the car.
. Go through the whole deal with dropping off the luggage at the hotel and then trying to find some parking (the chances are the hotel we choose will be in the ZTL since we want to maximize our time in the city, given the shortness of our stay).
. Just drop off the car in Siena, get a train to Florence, get to the hotel and then get a cab to the airport the day after (lots of dragging luggage around and we miss out on the nice drive to Florence).
Anyway, I'd appreciate thoughts on this.