The fun thing about being on the Côte d’Azur in France is how easy it is to dip into Italy, even if for just a few hours. Since formation of the European Union, there isn’t even a border crossing worth mentioning. Nice! That is how I ended up visiting Dolceacqua. Dolce/aqua means “sweet water.” It’s such a lovely name but sadly, the name doesn’t have an equally lovely […]

Hi again, Montecristo fans! It’s Luna, the world-traveling Schnauzer-Yorkie mix again! In case you don’t remember me, I’m the one who wrote all that stuff about Switzerland a few months ago. I’m also the one with the not-so-secret crush on Monte.     A big thanks to the Montecristo team for having me back again. Today, they’ve asked me to give you the low-down (literally) on my trips […]

The Top 5 Dog Parks of Florence

Florence, as was described in our post, is not only a city that was so inclusive of dogs that the bipeds are seriously thinking we should all just move there … but it also boasted some really amazing dog parks. For a relatively small city center (we did not visit the “suburban” areas) we found a surprisingly large number of dog parks and it seemed that every small […]

Florence-Train

Travelling by train in Italy is a pleasure.  Not only are they amazingly punctual, the price is also right and they are dog friendly!  As long as the “cani” is in a carrier, can’t get away, does not take up a seat and is quiet the inspector will not even blink.   A few times I was asleep on my bipeds lap and no one said a word.  Small […]

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 […]