Florence is the capital of Tuscany and has a population of nearly 400,000 citizens – this number increases dramatically almost doubling during the high tourist season – mainly from early April until late October.  This is why I believe it has its own airport.  Surprisingly, a lot of folks will fly to Pisa and then train to Florence .  I am not sure why – but I heard […]

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Sometimes you keep the best for last.  Sometimes you don’t even know it.  That is what happened to us and the discovery of a small town named San Gimignano.  With only 2 days left in Florence, we chose to take the train to Poggibonsi where we then took a nice comfy coach bus to San Gimignano. The entire trip takes less than an hour and a half. Perched […]

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All roads lead to Rome … that may be true but once you are there chaos ensues! If you only have a single day in this city; one drenched in bloody history and boasting more historical buildings than most large countries, the last thing you want to do is get lost and waste valuable time. Especially when travelling to Rome with a small dog! In addition, you may […]

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The bipeds are big fans of the DK Eyewitness Travel books.  Mostly because true to their advertising – they show you rather than just tell you about things.  Another huge benefit is that they also have wonderful suggested walking tours for each city or town. These come complete with map, detailed route and fun information about each site. But they do not talk about travel to Fiesole with […]

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Visiting Florence, Tuscany in Italy with a small dog should be on your bucket list!  Some posts are just harder to write.  You end up putting it off as long as you can and you end up feeling the fool for days as it haunts you, teases you. These posts are not difficult because there isn’t anything to say, but precisely because there is too much to mention.  You […]

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If what you are looking for are medieval alleys and a town seeped in history then Siena is the place for you. Travel to Siena with a small dog is SO worth it. We left Florence in the morning and arrived less than two hours later at the train station at the bottom of the hill upon which Siena is built.  This is an important distinction since it does […]

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Whenever possible we always try to at least stop by the sea or ocean. Even if staying in a land locked area – if there is a large body of salt water nearby we will do our best to go and dip our toes … or paws in it.   After all we sail and we simply love the smell of wet sand and salty air. that is how […]

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Travel With a Small Dog to Pisa, Tuscany in Italy…. because there are certain places that people just know. No matter where they are from. Often it is historic, scenic or a special monument.  In the case of Pisa, it is certainly all three; but it must be one specific tower that has captured the imagination of people from around the world. Pisa has its leaning tower. An irony not lost on us, […]

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Even as my bipeds fight bad head colds … we are so excited about this we can barely sit still!  At long last The UK will harmonize its pet movement rules with the rest of the European Union.  As of the 1st of January 2012 the UK (along with Ireland, Sweden and Malta) will leave behind the archaic six-month quarantine that has been in place from the 1800s. […]