I’ve had a request to make a post with my overall itenerary, so here it is:

May 6: Leave from Houston for Milan

May 7: Arrive in Milan, take the Malpensa express to stazione centrale, walk to hotel

May 8: Take train from Milan to Rome. Take cab to hotel.

May 9: Rome

May 10: Rome

May 11: Take train from Rome to Florence. Walk from train to car rental place, about 6 blocks. Drive from Florence to Montepulciano.

May 12: Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza

May 13: Montepulciano, San Gimignano

May 14: San Gimignano, Castagnoli, Lecchi

May 15: San Gimignano, Brolio. Train from Florence to Milan

May 16: Milan back to Houston