Subject: Re: Cinque Terre
Debbie--A couple of years ago my wife spent close to a week in a lovely hotel which is located just above the chic town of Forte di Marme. It would fit most people's definition of a romantic hotel. It is Il Bottaccio Hotel in Montignoso. The food was excellent. It is close to Lucca, Pisa, Viareggio and about a 1 1/2 hour drive to the Cinque Terre area. Where a day is more than enough time there IMHO with the best part of the drive would be a stop in Chiavari for lunch, which is right on the coast. The restaurant La Barca is on the seaside in Forte di Marmi where you will be able to get freshly grilled fish served with just salt, pepper and wonderful olive oil.

Do a search on google for _Il Bottaccio_to learn more about the place.

Peter