Pet-friendly accommodation in Italy

January 13, 2010 at 5:31 pm 2 comments

Many people consider their pets an important member of the family, and are reluctant to leave them behind when they go on holiday. Changes in regulations and an increase in the number of pet-friendly holiday options available means that now they don’t have to.

Italians are renowned animal lovers and their pets among the most pampered in the world. In a country where dogs have their own pasta, ice cream and even luxury beach resorts, you and your four-legged friend will be greeted with open arms. The following is a selection of pet-friendly accommodation in some of Italy’s most popular resorts, as well as a few of the country’s little-known treasures.

Pet-friendly B&Bs in Rome

Pet friendly B&Bs in Rome at BedandBreakfastworld.comAnimals are a part of daily life in Italy’s capital, from fashionable toy Chihuahuas with jewel-studded collars to the feral cats which prowl the ruins of Torre Argentina. Rome is also the location of Bau Beach, the first public swimming pool for dogs.

Da Marta e Alida is an intimate bed and breakfast with accommodation in three light and airy guestrooms. It is located in a quiet but central area of the city, just a fifteen-minute walk through the Parque di Traiano to the iconic Coliseum.

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Pet-friendly B&Bs in Venice

After Rome, Venice is one of Italy’s most popular tourist destinations, and it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the world. Extending over one hundred and eighteen small islands and known by many as the ‘City of Water’, Venice and its lagoon have been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Pet-friendly B&Bs in Venice at BedandBreakfastworld.comGuest House Al Portico is situated in the centre of the centro storico, just a seven-minute walk and one bridge from the train station. This charming bed and breakfast near the Grand Canal consists of nine tastefully decorated en-suite guestrooms overlooking an inviting courtyard bar. Small animals are welcome, providing that they get on well with Yes, the resident cat.

Book bed and breakfasts in Venice at BedandBreakfastworld.comFifteen kilometres outside of Venice and half an hour from Padua is the municipality of Mira, a peaceful rural community which is the setting of our second Venetian property. Enjoying a scenic location on the banks of the River Brenta, Alcova del Doge is a renovated nineteenth-century palace encircled by an attractive walled garden that your pet will love. The elegant rooms feature a combination of carefully selected antiques and modern facilities such as air conditioning and LCD televisions.

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