You will find Casa Alfredinos location ideal, in Col di Rocca a small village in the Provine of Belluno, Italy. The picturesque Val Pettorina is at the very heart of the Dolomites. It’s home to the highest mountain of the range – ‘Marmolada ‘ (3265m) and the stunning Sottoguda Gorge.
Car is the easiest way to reach us from all major transport hubs. It is virtually the only way to make the most of the beautiful surroundings if you want to see a good proportion of the Dolomites.
From the South there are two routes, up the motorway from Venice on A27, then either:
SS50 and SR203 through Belluno, Agordo and Caprile before the final climb to Col di Rocca
drive to the end of the A27, then follow the SS51 to Longarone, then the SP251 to Selva di Cadore via Passo Staulanza, SP20 to Caprile and then up into the valley.
During winter we recommend using the former route as crossing Passo Staulanza is unnecessary and can require putting on chains.
From the North there are also two routes:
Take the A22 from Inssbruck over the Brenner Pass – there is a Maut/Toll of 9,50 at the time of writing and also you should be in possession of a valid Vignette for the motorway – hire cars from Austria come with them. Exit at Fortezza and take the SS49 in the direction of Brunico. Before you reach the latter, take the SS244 to Corvara and Arabba via Passo Campolongo. Now take the SR48 to Livinallongo before turning off onto either SP563 (small steep road) or SR203 to reach the bottom of Val Pettorina.
Take the A22 as far as Chiusa, SS242d and the SS242 to Canazei via Passo Sella (a HIGH mountain pass – avoid this route during bad weather) then SS641 over Passo Fedaia (another high mountain pass, nearly always closed after heavy snow) to reach Val Pettorina.
It is possible to reach the valley by public transport although connections are often tricky, infrequent and a little cumbersome. But we do understand that for some guests this will be a prefered mode of transport. If the connections do prove difficult, feel free to make useof our transfer service.
The best way is to take a train or bus to Belluno, then another to Caprile.
Transfer by Casa Alfedino
If you would like to avoid driving yourself, we offer a transfer service from all major transport hubs including:
Venice and Treviso airports
Belluno, Sedico, Brunico or Bolzano train stations
Agordo or Caprile
Canazei or Corvara (useful for bus services from the West or North)
Please find these options and associated cost under the extras tab during the booking process.
A word about car rental in the winter.
During the winter the roads hereabouts are frequently snowbound. Being equipped with chains is an absolute minimum and required by law, as such they are nearly always supplied for free with a car during the winter months.
However in our opinion, snow tyres are far preferable but they are hard to source from Italian rental companies. We have had success with Avis in the past, but we have had many guests arrive having expereinced difficulties to get them despite having ordered them online. There is in our experience no surefire method in Italy.
The only sure way to get snowtyres is to rent from Austria which is unfortunately more expensive. The advantages of snow tyres are clear, requiring no change to the set up to achieve good traction, and not limiting your speed.
Chains by contrast require lying in the snow, usually in the dark, on a car you are unfamiliar with and usually you need a good deal of practice before it becomes easier. In addition the chains supplied are often flimsey, often supplied in a ziptied box, may not have been checked and could be broken or supplied in the wrong size.
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