Subject: Re: milan, lucca, cinque terre
Greetings from sunny and chilly Fort Collins.

Last June, we stayed about an hour from the Cinque Terre in Santa Margherita. It became one of our favorite places in Italy.

It is a lovely beach town, a great base for the area, not packed with day tourist. There is wonderful train service all along the coast. Monterosso and Portovenere or Lirici are all assessible readily by train. I would advise not pre purchasing your train tickets.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Julie