We will be in Gavi Italy for a wedding and want to travel to Santa Margherita and then on to the South of France. We had planned to turn our rental car in in San Remo, but the office isn't open on Mondays, the day we leave. It is prohibitively expensive to keep the car and turn it in in Nice on our way home. The other option is to take the train down to Santa Margherita and then back over to Nice. This doesn't look easy either. It looks like we train to Genoa, then Genoa to Ventimiglia and then Ventimiglia to Nice.
Does anyone know if there are better options for car rental/drop off or whether this train trip is easier than it looks?
Thanks so much for your help.