I'm confused by Rick's Italy guidebook. Makes it sound like on our 10-day trip to Rome/Florence/Pompeiisms the first week in November, we should stay in Siena and daytrip to Florence instead of the reverse, which had been my original concept.
Any opinions on which was the more palatable experience, and why? Is it easy to do a daytrip in either direction? (If tours only run from Florence to Siena and not vice versa, I'd like to know!)
(I'm planning the journey for me, my bf, his sedentary and very U.S.-centric retired mom and his aunt, seeking a wide range of experiences without exhausting or overstretching his mom.)