northern Tuscany and Florence


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We are planning a return trip to Tuscany following a river cruise in October. We stayed last in southern Tuscany. We went to Montepulciano, Olivieto, Pienza, Cortina, etc.....This time we want to be closer to Florence for easy day trips there, but we still want the feel of quiet, beautiful Tuscany. Should we base in Chianti or in the Lucca area? We will have a rental car (I understand we can now rent cars to age 75).....but we don't know if accessible trains would be easier. On another trip we did Sienna, San Gimignano, etc.....Looking for slightly different experience with easy returns to Florence.....Any particular property rental companies or properties to tout?