The two of us are traveling Rome and north for two weeks late October. We are getting about mostly by train except renting a car in Chiusi for our three-night stay in Cetona to explore, with plans so far to visit an abbey and do a private full-day wine tour, both in Montalcino. We've planned to head next to Siena for one night before train to Florence and Venice.
We would appreciate any advice about how to travel from our place in Cetona to Siena on a Saturday - I am a bit biased toward dropping off the car at Hertz in Chiusi before they close at noon, and taking train to Siena, then bus or (calling ahead for) taxi to our centrally located B&B.
But would dropping car at Chiusi and taking bus be better for any reason? Or driving car? We could drop it off instead at Hertz in Siena near train station, though that would end up a keydrop. We currently also have a cancelable reservation at a hotel at outer limits of Siena, opposite side of the city from the train station, where we can park the car.
We'd like to get to Siena on the early side to make the most of that day, since next day our travel north starts a bit early.
Christina and Anton