I'm planning a trip for the last week of November into December, currently looking at Zurich (flying in and out of), Liechtenstein, and through northern Italy (Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto, over towards Milan/Como to drive back into Switzerland). I'm still playing with the itinerary and will likely post about that in the future. (We like to cover a lot of ground on an initial trip like this!)
To get to a lot of the places we want to go, cut down travel time, and stay flexible, we plan to rent a car. We're used to driving in snow, including blizzards. That being said, if we need to take a bus or train to get to a place & return, or take a different route, to be safer, we'll do that - recognizing that driving on mountains we're unfamiliar with in snow is not the same as driving at home or other places we've been in snow!
At that time of year, are the roads typically passable or are there options that would be safer? (I know that weather is unpredictable and saw that last year was cool earlier than normal. However, broad ideas of that time of year would be helpful. I've read through many posts on here but haven't found them about driving at that time.) We'll certainly get a car with snow tires & chains and know about the vignette!
Thanks in advance!