We're looking to hire a car and drive from Venice up through Dolomites (Cortina d'Ampezzo) and in to Innsbruck around 12 December.
Has anyone done this drive during winter?
Can any body suggest where would be the best place to collect a hire car (with winter tyres) for this drive?
Are there any places in Northern Italy that I could hire a car with winter tyres?
Are these roads open/ok at this time of year?
I know its going to be really expensive especially with one-way hire fees, and I'm ok with that as its a once in a lifetime trip that we've been saving for for a long time... The hire car companies are not being very helpful telling me winter tyres are not mandatory in Italy I need to make my own way from Venice to Innsbruck (eg train?) but we really want to see the Dolomites and are keen to do it via car.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.