I have searched for rental companies, now I think asking everyone who has already done this, is the way to go. We will be flying into northern Italy, late September for 1 to 2 weeks on a rental. Probably fly into Milan from Boston. Recommendations on roads, ( Alps for sure), insurance, lodging, bike rental prices etc.2 up riding so a bike with hard luggage is a must. We have not made any firm plans yet, dates can vary a bit, but we want to go when the tourist season is past.