I would like to take a trip to the Italian Riviera and need a good town to have as my base camp. When I went to the French Riviera I stayed in Nice, which was perfect because of the train station with frequent trains, and the city itself is fantastic. What is a comparable city (town) in Italy that will provide the same amenities (decent hotels, frequent train service, close towns for day trips)? I want to see the Cinque Terra, definitely, but I'm a little clueless as to how long it takes to travel between the Italian towns. Thanks!