We plan to drive from Florence to Nice in early August, taking a few days to stop overnight in Vernazza and find a beach or two as we make our way along the Riviera. It is my husband's dream to drive along the Riviera, so we are getting off the trains for a few days to do this. I have two questions. One, has anyone used Auto Europe Discount Car Rentals? Their rates are much better then I am seeing with Hertz and I am tempted, but hoping for advice. Second, if anyone has suggestions for nice beaches in the Genova/Nice stretch of our drive?