We have Monday evening through Thursday to either spend in Siena only, or divide between Siena and Cortona.
We plan to drive from Lucca, down through Chianti country on to Siena on a Monday.
We then plan to take the train from Rome early Friday morning and fly home from Rome on Friday afternoon.
Would you suggest we spend our time in Siena with some day trips or should we divide our time between Siena and Cortona? For example, spend Tuesday in Siena and leave for Cortona on Wed morning?
I'm wondering if we it would be best to stay with Siena and not divide our time too much.
This is our first time in Tuscany (we will also spend time in Positano and Rome, prior to going to Lucca for a long weekend. We are going to Lucca to be near friends for several days).
I know this is a very open ended question that depends a lot of personal preferences, but I'm interested in opinions and replies.