The more I read, the more places I want to go to, but I've run out of time and now only have 2 days left for this part (3 at the absolute most, but that reduces my time in Rome by 1 day, and I only had 3.5 days to start with, which I know isn't enough).
I'll already have seen Florence, Lucca, Pisa & Forte Dei Marmi, but what can I reasonably manage to see in my remaining time and what's the best way/ route to do it without having to do a lot of backtracking?
I know I won't be able to fit all of these in anymore, but I had initially thought about visiting Siena, San Giminiano, Arezzo, Cortona, Assisi, Perugia, Pienza & Val D'Orcia, Montepulcano, Orvieto, and anywhere else worth visiting in Chianti region .....(I did say, the more I read, the more I wanted to go to!!).
Given my time constraints, any suggestions as to what I should still include, what I should leave for another trip and a possible routing and base? (realise I need to hire a car). I really just want to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Tuscan countryside. I know all the places I mentioned are different, but maybe there are some that are more similar to each other?
I had thought I would hire in Florence and leave it in Orvietto and get the train to Rome (no way I'm driving there!) but now that I'm not likely to get that far, need to re-think where best to hire car from, where to leave it and how to get to Rome?
Any help would be most welcome, as I'm just not sure what's best to do to try and make the most of such a short time frame?