Those pictures bring back some great memories. My grandparents came from St. Maria del Guidice, near Lucca and I've been back to visit the family there. Beautiful area that I definitely want to visit on a motorcycle. Have done a lot of the Alps on a bike so I had better try down south next time.
Remember the man for whom so many roads are named, Pierre Frontage. He didn't really follow Lewis and Clark, he took a parallel route.