The Alps / Dolmites have always been cooler for me the higher up you went. Usually still snow banks at the side of the road near the summits on the higher passes. Got to do the Oetztal Glacier Road this time - the highest road accessible to motor vehicles in Europe. Still snow around there (as you would expect of a "glacier road" ). That day it was 35 C down in the valley but around 20 C at the top - the half mile tunnel to the highest bit (around 2800 metres IIRC) was positively chilly. !