During a return trip to Florence, Lucy strikes an over-the-shoulder pose as she sits across the Arno River from the apartment where she lived in 2003.
Lucia, as she was known then, had a grand time during her latest trip to Firenze, hanging out at her old favorite restaurant Il Latini, discovering a new one, I’ Capaccino, which opened after she moved away, and catching up with old friends like Laura Gori, president of Scuola del Cuoio (The Leather School) and hotelier Riccardo Zucconi.
Riccardo owns several hotels, including the historic Palazzo dal Borgo, a pet-friendly hotel housed in a building that dates back to 1480, and where we’ve stayed a few times.
There’s no reason for you to leave your furry friend behind when you travel to a pet-friendly destination like Florence because taking a dog or other companion animal to Italy is so easy. Italy pet entry regulations state there is no quarantine, helping to make Italy very pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome at many hotels (a couple of exceptions are the non-pet-friendly Hotel de Russie in Rome and Grand Quisisana on Capri) and even some restaurants. For pet-friendly hotels, in addition to the charming Palazzo dal Borgo, we like the Cavalieri in Rome, J.K. Place and Four Seasons in Florence, Il San Pietro in Positano, Casa Morgano on Capri, Villa d’Este in Lake Como and the Bulgari Hotel and Hotel Principe Di Savoia in Milan. And despite Italy’s economic woes and political confusion, the boot-shaped country remains a wonderful place to visit due to its rich history and culture, fashion, incredible food and wine and warm people who love visitors and i cani (dogs).
See our Italy pet entry regulations to find out what is necessary to take a dog, cat or other animal to Italy. The Jet Set Pets provides pet entrance regulations for thirty popular countries in North America, Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, the South Pacific, Bermuda, Caribbean, Middle East, Central America and South America.
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