I'll be touring Italy for the month of September, plan on biking from Florence to a small village in Basilica in the south where my grandfather was born, and then to Rome. I have a few questions:
- My wife is joining me for the first two weeks - is it possible to rent a decent touring bike w/ packs in Florence?
- I have an MSR butane stove, can I buy butane cartridges for it in Italy? i.e. are the American and Italian stove cartridges interchangeable?
- Any idea how much rain I should expect in September? Would you recommend fenders for touring Italy? I live in California and do most of my riding on dry weather. I have a set of fenders but prefer to ride without them, just less clutter. But I don;t mind bringing them if it's advisable...
- Any suggestions for routes or must see places between Tuscanny and the south of Italy? I've ordered my biking maps and am waiting for them to arrive...
Any advice sure would be appreciated, Thanks!!