We will be spending 6 nights in Tuscany basing ourselves in Cortona or San Gimignano. We hope to hire a car and drive to the various sites over these days exploring the area... I have read the Trip Advisor page on driving in Italy, and quite frankly, It has freaked me out a tad!
I would love to hear from Aussies or people from countries that drive on the Left as to the pros and cons of hiring a car
Where do you park when arriving in Siena or Florence, or is it better to take public transport into the larger cities?
What is the approx driving times between towns?
Reputable car hire places? Do the smaller walled towns have car hire?
Any other valuable info would be invaluable...