From spas to beer, many tasty ideas for a holiday with the dog

From the spirituality of Dog Chapel in Vermont to the outdoor thermal pool for four-legged friends a Fonteverdefrom the adventures in Ras Al Khaimahemirate of nature, up to beer for dogs a Rome or to the doggy suites of Bari. And then there are the Rock Shops of the Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza and Tenerife and dog education projects in the territories of Lombard mountain. Opportunities for all tastes to spend August 26, World Dog Day, on holiday in the company of your most trusted friends.

Italian hotels

In the resorts of the Italian Hospitality Collection Fonteverde, Bagni di Pisa and Grotta Giusti in Tuscany, Le Massif in Valle d’Aosta and Chia Laguna in Sardinia, there are many services offered for small 4-legged guests, from the kit upon arrival, to the dedicated menus, from the grooming service to the presence of dog sitters and veterinarians. In particular Fonteverde, in San Casciano dei Bagni in Val d’Orcia, also offers four-legged guests one pthermal spa dedicated to the open air where pets can enjoy the benefits of sulphate and mineral-rich waters. DoubleTree by Hilton Trieste has joined the “Pet Experience” program: upon arrival a welcome letter is delivered with all the useful information for those who have a pet (veterinarian, green areas, dedicated places in the city) and a kit to use during the stay. To the DoubleTree by Hilton Rome Monti in September arrives as well the PAWSE drink, known as the first beer for dogs, alcohol-free produced with the best natural ingredients. The Hi Hotel in Bari will soon have two doggy suite with dedicated services and also an exclusive outdoor space of 30 square meters to move freely.

Between places within reach of all budgets there are the waterfalls of Val Vertova in Valseriana in the province of Bergamo, with a long walk that culminates in a swim. Perfect for long walks is the Val di Mello in Val Masino (Sondrio) with its splendid nature reserve or even one of the famous side valleys of Valtellina, among the mountains furrowed by the Mallero stream, where you can also reach the Palù lake for fun baths. Bormio in Alta Valtellina offers free ski lifts and pet-friendly restaurants and shelters at very high altitude, even at 3,000 meters The territory of Bormio also offers a dog education project for a personalized training of dogs that allows owners to know how to better manage them and improve their relationship, also creates projects of assisted interventions Pet therapy in Alta Valtellina.

In Spain

In the Hard Rock Hotels a Ibiza and Tenerife toys, personal kennel, a delicious welcome gift and exclusive services reserved for them, including a menu developed by the chefs from the cream of chicken and vegetables to veal with vegetables, to dried fish and even white chocolate bars. Upon request, also a dog sitteras well as a number of routes to the dog-walking.

Ras Al Khaimah, the Emirate of nature

Here the pet-friendly program involves 25 hotels, restaurants, events, outdoor parks and beaches. There are many hotel & resort options that welcome four-legged friends like the RAK Glamping with traditional Arab Bedouin tents on the desert dunes and breathtaking views of the Hajar mountains or theHilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort with private rooms with direct access to a 500 meter long private beach area and a special one “Bone Appetit” menu for canine palates.


In the pristine nature of Vermont, you will find a spiritual place, which celebrates the strong bond between dogs and humans. There Dog Chapel was built in 1998 by folk artist Stephen Huneck in honor of the love for his three dogs, on the Dog Mountain, located on his mountaintop farm in St. Johnsbury. The white bell tower points towards the sky and on the top is the statue of a labrador with wings. Entering the chapel one is enveloped by the light of the stained glass windows depicting images of dogs, as well as sculptures in the chapel. The interior walls are covered with writings and photographs of animals that have failed, while treats are offered on the tables for canine visitors. On the whole Dog Mountain sculptures of dogs are scattered and the visit to the mountain and the Dog Chapel is free and open to the public.

From spas to beer, many tasty ideas for a holiday with the dog – Itineraries