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Hi. I'm planning a 10 night trip to Italy in late May, as follows:
Venice - 3 nights
Tuscany - 2 nights
Rome - 5 nights

The question is: where to stay on the middle portion of the trip? My husband I have decided we really want to see the Tuscan countryside, specifically the Val d'Orcia, so Florence will only get a cursory visit this time around. We want to rent a car from Florence, dropping off in Orvieto, before proceeding to Rome. Given that, do you recommend:
A. Two nights Pienza
B. One night Florence/One night Pienza
C. Two nights Florence

It's just the two of us, late 30s. Since we will be arriving to central Florence via train, I do want to wander the city a bit, see the Duomo, and get a leisurely lunch. I can't imagine not seeing anything at all. We will arrive in Florence on a Monday, and I'm frankly okay with skipping the museums this trip; there will be lots of art throughout. Even so, I can imagine being frustrated if we need to rush to get the car that day, hence option B. If there's a good argument for C, we would plan to leave early in the morning and spend the day driving to Orvieto, rather than taking the high speed train.

I'm really torn on this. Thoughts?

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