We (two couples) are planning a two week visit to Tuscany. We are staying in an apartment just outside Florence. We plan to make multiple day trips throughout Tuscany. Possbile excursions include Lunigiana , Carrara, Valle del Serchic and the Garfagnana, The Mugello, the Casentino and Tiber Valley and others yet to be determined.
We have not been to Tuscany before, however I have read that the roads in the mountains can be "tortuous," but the views stupendous.
When I read "tortuous" I picture roads with switchbacks and steep inclines. I am concerned that the rear seat passengers might become nauseated if the vehicle is too small. I would like the rear seat passengers to have a comfortable trip and be able to enjoy the vistas as we drive.
We'll be flying into Rome and taking the train to Florence. We will rent the vehicle in Florence.
What type of vehicle would you recommend (up to $700/wk)?
A related question, am I correct in assuming that a 50cc Vespa with two people aboard would not have sufficient power to climb some of these roads (considering a Vespa for some shorter outings)?