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Getting from Tuscany to Lauterbrunnen

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We need to get from Poggibonsi to Lauterbrunnen in one day, late July. I want to make the journey as fun/interesting/unstressful as possible. I am currently looking at two options, but am open to other suggestions.

Option One - Florence & 3 trains
In the morning drop off rental car, visit a few places in Florence (rest of group not interested in art). Train to Milan. Train to Spiez. Train to Lauterbrunnen. All up the trains are about 7 hours and we would later need to pick up a car to drive to Geneva

Option Two - Lugano, 2 trains + drive
In the morning drop off rental car and then take train to Milan and then to Lugano. Pick up rental car, visit Lugano and then drive to Lauterbrunnen. This is 3h20m on trains and a 2h30m drive. This also has the advantage that we will have the rental car already.

I'm leaning towards Option Two - but want to make sure I'm not forgoing some awesome scenery on the trains that we wouldn't see on the drive. I've been to Florence before, and I'm not really sure it's going to be my sisters bag as she has little interest in art. I've never been to Lugano though, so don't know if it has much to recommend it - the pictures on the web look pretty, but first hand knowledge is always best!

Also if there's an option I'm overlooking I'd be most grateful to hear about it!

Oh - and I'm fine driving in the mountains - I live in Colorado!

Thanks in Advance
Hez

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