In mid June, we are making our first trip to Italy.
We will be staying in Florence and won't have a car. Is it possible/easy to get to Carrara, do a mine tour, visit the town, and return to Florence by evening? How would we go about doing this and how much time will we have to visit the Carrara area?
We contacted the private personal guide recommended in the RS book but she is not available at the time. Are there any others anyone could recommend?
Any other suggestions about what to see or do in the area?
AT the end of our stay in Florence, we will be renting a car and heading south to the hill towns. Would we enjoy the Carrara area more if we rented the car in Florence, drove to Carrara, then headed to Sienna from there? How long, and how difficult would that drive be?