Yes you are lucky! We are lucky, to be so close to one of the one spectacular and diverse Italian regions, sea, mountains, excellent food and wine.
Thumbs up on the RR, pictures, Touring Club map (by far the best!), percorino e miele but your breakfast is worth special mention!!!!! Is there any other way to have breakfat in the winter???? Pandoro and caffè latte (or a capuccino ahimé), that's worth 100 points!
We spent the weekend on the other side of the Appennini and it rained relentlessly for almost 3 days, you're lucky you got in a good day on Saturday.
Scapham scapham dicere.
"Life's too short to drink bad wine" Lessing
"The civilized people have lost the aptitude of stillness, and must take lessons in silence from the wild." Isak Dinesen aka Karen Blixen
"He who makes a beast of himself get's rid of the pain of being a man." - Samuel Johnson