We will be 3 ladies traveling in October flying into Florence. We have found a beautiful property in San Gimignano and are thinking of staying there and renting a car to explore the region. My question is, would it be best to arrive in Florence, take a train somewhere closer to SG and renting a car there or is it relatively easy to rent a car at the airport and navigate our way out of town? Also, I assume if we want to spend a day or two in Florence we should probably just take the train in since parking and city driving could be a problem?
We were originally planning to stay in Florence but had difficulty finding an apartment with 3 nice bedrooms hence our possible switch to SG. We will be staying in Italy for a total of 2 weeks.