My wife and I are needing to rent a car (I'm thinking in Rome) for part of our trip. We will leave Rome (June 2nd) heading towards the Chianti region for a couple of days and then head to Monterosso al Mare afterwards.
My question is what is the best way to do this? Where should I rent and drop off? I have read driving out of Rome can be hectic. Would it be best to take a train to Florence and then drive down to Chianti? Or should we rent a car in Rome and drive to Chianti? Also, where would be a good place to return the rental, as I am under the assumption the driving around Monterosso al Mare is a no-go? Another thing to keep in mind is I believe June 2nd is a holiday, so I was unsure if the trains would even be working if we wanted to catch a train to Florence and rent a car from there.
I hope that gives you enough information.
Thanks for your input!