When you are leaving the Cinque Terra area look for signs that point you to the medival town of Sarzana. It is slightly off the hightway just south of the La Spezia exit. Sarzana is a charming little village with no tourists. It has charming cafes and a very eastern block looking main square. But this town is wonderful. Ignore the dingy entry into the town, it gets better and you'll be pleasently surprised. Check out my Sarzana page on VT.
A little garden near the path to Corniglia. There is a palygound for kids as well. And... the monument for the Goddess of Grapes.
Its a bit of a hike to this beach....which is made up of pebbles mainly...but crystal clear water and a nice spot to get your gear off in the midst of a Cinque Terre hike!
Montana in November is just plain cold, it has not started snowing yet but everything has died and is brown. So one "little " plane ride and a day later I am looking at this!