Hi Lourdes, thanks for your blog!
We will be staying in a villa near Montagnana for the month of September. We will have a car. We will have friends visit us for a week or so at a time & they are interested in doing different things, which is great. One couple wants to go to Cinque Terra for the day. Our plan is to drive to Empoli station and take the train from there to Cinque Terra. Does that make sense?

Also, every group is interested in going to wineries for tastings and to purchase to send back to US. I think we can just work that out as we go- or do we need to make reservations?

The train stations at Empoli and Montelupo are about the same distance from villa. Is one station better than the other for Leaving a car for the day?

Thank you in advance for your advice!