Many of us have heard about Florence and its wonderful heritage. Also we have read and watched many books and movies about Lorenzo de Medici and his passion for art and beauty. Nonetheless we have not heard much about Florence as a super dog friendly city in Tuscany.

Italians are in general very fond of dogs, people great them on the street and ask you details about your furry companions, as soon as they bump into you. Tuscans love their dogs. The dogs, like their owners are well dressed, well fed and well behaved. 

Also is very well documented that Lorenzo The Magnificent was an animal lover. So the passion and respect for animals is in the roots of the city itself.

In 2008 Florence passed a law allowing dogs to enter many public places (restaurants/art galleries etc). 

You can easily take a stroll through the streets of the historic centre and enter in many public places and shops.

Even though four-legged friends are not allowed inside museums and churches, there are plenty of beauty in the city where you can go with your dogs, such as Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza del Duomo or Piazzale Michelangelo. 

The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (The Duomo) and the city of Florence in Tuscany, Italy. The cathedral complex, located in Piazza del Duomo, includes the Baptistery and Giotto’s Campanile. These three buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the historic centre of Florence and are a major attraction to tourists visiting Tuscany. Viewed from Piazzale Michelangelo.

There are several public parks that can be accessed with the dog and which have specific areas dedicated to dogs and they are specially marked. 

You can travel with your doggo on all public transports, but they must be kept on a leash and wearing a muzzle.

You can check dog friendly hotels, 24 vets or anything you may need on our Travel Dog Platform available on iOS and Android.

Iker The Travel Shiba

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