Tent or Tarp? Touring Italy
I'll be touring Italy for several weeks in September and I'm trying to decide whether to bring a tarp or a tent. I've been leaning heavily towards a tent, (a light, 1-person Kelty) juts as much for the psychological space as protection from the elements - i.e. you can be in a tent in a crowded campground and have some sense of privacy; and you can leave your things in a zipped tent and feel there's some layer of protection there (not much, but some). Then again, my ultralight tarp is a LOT lighter (less than 1 LB vs. 3.5 LB) and smaller, and I know that weight is critical. When I'm pulling a steep grade or staying in a pensione I'll be glad not to have the extra weight & bulk...
Any ideas, suggestions feedback welcome. Is Italy buggy in September?