My wife and I are heading to Tuscany for the first two weeks of September.

Looking for a recommendation for a location to stay for a week where we can explore the area. Make day trips where we can drive upto 1.5 hours away from base.

Ideal place is in a small charming town where we can step out and walk to the local coffee shop etc. We will be driving, so need to be able to park our car.

We have allocated three days in Florence.

Any suggestions for day trips would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Sanjiv