Hi guys. My wife and I are flying to Italy in a few weeks on a round the world ticket. We have to get to a town about 25kms south of Florence called FIGLINE VALDARNO. We will be flying in from LAX via LHR and by the time we arrive in ROME, it will be late-about 9pm and we NEED to be in this town by the next day and hopefully that night if possible. Unfortunatedly, because of our class fare (o) and the flights from LAX on BA being very very full, this is the earliest we can get there.
Here are my questions:
As we will have about 3 big suitcases (because my wife just CANNOT comprehend the concept of 'light' travel), is it feasible to take the train from Rome to Florence then to Figline Valdarno or would it be easier to just take it to Florence and catch a cab to Figline Valdarno or would it be easier just to drive instead. I've never driven in Italy but alot of people have told me that it's not for the faint-hearted. On the other-hand, we have baggage and I worry about keeping things all together with so many train interchanges.
any advice would be appreciated.
ps: we don't really need the car, as once we get to the town, there will be heaps of relatives and friends with cars.