Originally Posted by Trackypup
I get 6 weeks but my boss gets the shakes if I take more than 3 at a time. Azamara also has a nice 7 day one around that time that does the Amalfi Coast, that might be a nice option and then take the train up to Cinque Terra and French Riviera. Split our time between land and a cruise. I'm very impatient waiting for all the lines to put out their itineraries
On year I flew into Nice, spent time on the French Riviera then trained via Genoa to Santa Margherita (Ligure) and accessed the Cinque Terre from there.
You can then train to La Spezia and access trains to the rest of Italy from there.
It amused me that on the Nice-Genoa train, the Italian conductor tried to persuade a group of American students to abandon their planned trip to Milan in favour of the Cinque Terre.
Enjoy whatever you decide.