My wife and I just booked a sweet flight into/out of Milan in October. We will be spending all but the first and last days of our trip in Le Marche. The last day is reserved for Milan (to facilitate our flight out) but we are torn about how to spend the first day/night.
We spent 4 days in the Cinque Terre in May of 2005 and absolutely loved it - probably our favorite place we've ever been on vacation. For this trip we are torn between seeing someplace new (Lake Como) vs. the known Cinque Terre. The X-factor seems to be the weather. I realize that neither place is ideal in October, but which suffers more from the colder weather? Even with weather factored in does Lake Como measure up to the CT?
Our flight arrives in Milan at 6am, so assuming that the difference in travel times from Milan to each town is not a factor (we'd arrive in Lake Como by 9am, or CT by 11am).