We are staying in central Rome and need to get to cortona. We were thinking of driving as when we are in Cortona we will be wanting to travel to see some friends and the scenery around cortona. Many friends have told us driving in Rome is a nightmare. So what should we do?
- hire a car in Rome and drive to cortona
- train to Cortona and then hire a car
- train to airport and drive to Cortona (what many say is an easier drive).
I was hoping to do a slight detour to Assisi or somewhere along the way as we have all day to do the drive to Cortona. Any recommendations on a MUST stop would also be appreciated.