Years ago Matt and I went to the Cinque Terre, and loved it. It's an area I've always wanted to go back to, but wanted to wait until Clara was old enough to walk the billy-goat paths that connect the towns. I think my favorite part of the whole experience of being there, is that you get to go on these walks, and at the end of each path (most of them are about 45 minutes between the towns, or at least the towns I went to), there are great places to eat. I've started looking for possible places to rent, and think this one looks really nice. The town of Camogli is at the top of the Cinque Terre, and you can easily take a train there, if you don't feel like the hassle of a rental car. That's another great thing about this area--you can take the train so easily, and then do a train/walk combo to get around.