Subject: Re: Provence too, and NW Italy
I wouldn't suggest Cinqueterre for anyone who has a problem walking - or climbing steps. Not only is being able to walk some of the path between the towns one the major pleasures of being in the area, there are no rental cars allowed in the small towns and you are dependent on trains and feet. My guess is that your mom would have a difficult time getting to any lodging you chose in one of the small villages, might have trouble getting up and down stairs in same, and would be unable to participate in daytime activities in the area with you.

Provence would be great, but I would plan for a different second area to visit.

Sally Watkins