I am planning to stay in Florence in the summer for 4 nights then head over to Rome by rental car. On my third day in in Florence, im planning to take a day trip to pisa then come back to Florence the same day (last night before heading off to Rome). My question is, on my third day, should I rent a hotel room in Pisa for a night and drive from Pisa to Rome or should I do as I originally planned and go from Florence to Rome?
Which will give me the best direct driving route to Rome?
(By the way I know many will advise me to take trains but I will be going with family and we have decided to rent a car since we will be going to Milan, Verona, and Venice before Florence, and need the car to visit friends outside of these cities. I just want to know what the best route to Rome is.) Thanks :)