Hello! and Buon giorno!

My mother and I have no plans yet beyond flying to Florence and staying in an apartment in Santa Maria Novella from Oct 2 - 11.

We do not plan to have a car, unless convinced otherwise, and imagine taking day trips via train or tour.

I would like suggestions from folks who are experienced with seeing Tuscany without a car. We are mobile, but not bike riders or long-distance walkers. Our interests are in history, art, culture, wine and food.

Thank you in advance for your insights and for this forum.

(PS and FYI, this is the first leg of a longer stay)