We recently stayed in the Olive Press Lodge in Chiavari. It was a very cozy place and allowed us to relax. We arrived during the harvesting of olives, which seems to be a very hard and labour-intensive business. The owners of the lodge sold freshly pressed home-made olive-oil to us. Very delicious.
From the lodge it takes only 10 to 15 minutes to the city center of Chiavari, which is a small, but enjoyable town.
We also visited Cinque Terre. Unfortunately, it was not possible to walk from city to city with strollers. We thought it must be possible to walk from Riomaggiore to Manarola. But the path is closed since 2013. I suppose it will not be opened again.
Pictures can be found here.