My wife and I are planning to visit in either early May 2020 or early October 2020. The plan is to either get a hotel or apartment in Florence and an apartment in Montepulciano and make day trips from there to various places within 60-90 minute drive. I'm assuming that when we're moving from Florence to Montepulciano it would be easier to go to the airport and rent the car there so that we can return it there when we return for our flight home; correct? Any thoughts on hotel vs. apartment for 3 nights in Florence? Any concerns with being in Montepulciano for a full week? We'll make the day trips but we also like to stroll, relax, and cook some of our own meals. Thanks in advance.