My husband and I are working to plan a trip for next fall (2021). He would like to take the train from Geneva and go through the Simplon Pass to Italy. Our ultimate destination is Florence. He basically wants to see the Cinque Terre as it were to drive by like you would to see Christmas lights rather than to spend any time there.
Would it be better to go through to Florence and then make a day trip up past the Cinque Terre and back the same day.
Transfer in Milan to a train going along the coast route. We would probably need to stay overnight somewhere and then go on the next day in order to pass the Cinque Terre during the day.
i am not sure how to put this leg of the trip together to make the best use of our time and for the most enjoyment.
Thank you for your comments and ideas. Anne