We are spending 3 days in Lucca in March 2018 as part of a 10 day trip to Italy. We'll spend 5 days in Rome and 2 days in Florence. My wife is insistent on wanting to spend a day in Cinque Terre. We have 3 older kids, we don't mind hikes.
I've been researching this and can't seem to come up with a realistic itinerary with what trains to take, what CT towns to visit, where we'd hike, and where we'd take trains between the towns. Would someone mind laying what would be the best itinerary? What trains? What is the best things to see and do and give us time to get a train back to Lucca?