We are planning a trip to Italy in late March. Hoping to visit a few towns in Abruzzo (e.g., Assergi, Santo Stefano di Sessanio, etc.) as well as some hill towns a bit further north, like Gubbio. However I am a bit leery of what the weather and road conditions might be like then. Is hiking on Gran Sasso pretty much out of the question at this time of year? Would i need chains on my tires and if so do rental car companies provide them?
Our alternative is to focus on points further south, and simply save Abruzzo for a late summer or early fall visit in another year.
Thanks in advance for any assistance!