We have never been to Italy. We're trying to organise a relaxing, out-of-the-way stay in a town for approx 4 nights, with the idea of doing a day trip to Florence, Pisa and Sienna. We have found a place in Greve, but are concerned that it is too far out of the way, although a bus apparently runs to Florence. My partner since found another place in Certaldo, he is more keen on staying here because of it's proximity to the train station. If anyone could share some experiences with day trips from Greve using public transport and the ease of such a venture I would be very grateful. I am concerned that Certaldo (although beautiful) is less countryside than Greve and I perhaps will not see rolling hills? Am I correct in that assumption? Many many thanks for your time and patience in replying!