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Dog Friendly places near Rome

Posted on June 28th, 2020

by Expats living in Rome


Thinking of taking a trip out of town near Rome?

We discovered dog-friendly places for you to escape in and around Rome.  Summer is finally here...  sun and temperatures that gradually rising so does your desire to spend time outdoors, surrounded by nature and your best friend.

Well-being and health is important during the heat. We  encourage hydration for both you and your dog to avoid hydration & exhaustion. For those in Rome, there are many dog ​​friendly places to visit; but also wonderful parks right inside the city.


Trip with the dog to Lake Bracciano 

One of the first places, not far from the capital, perfect for a trip out of town with the dog is Lake Bracciano.

Here nature is the real protagonist, and will frame walks and excursions in the heart of the Bracciano-Martignano Natural Park.

One of the attractions of this place is the Spiaggia dei Gabbiani, a dog beach where dogs are welcome and can have fun in a comfortable environment designed for them, bathe in the beautiful waters of the lake and stroll peacefully along the beach.


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Monte Gelato waterfalls

The Monte Gelato waterfalls are located in the heart of the Valle del Treja Regional Park, a few kilometres away from Rome. Waterfalls located in forest regional park with Roman villa & 19th century watermill remains.

Immersed in a naturalistic scenery of great beauty, the waterfalls are one of the most suggestive places to visit for a trip out of town with or without your dog.  Between walks and trekking,  your best friend will be able to enjoy all the tranquility of nature and have fun among the natural pools created by the waterfalls.

Because of its abundance of water, Monte Gelato has been frequented by man since prehistoric times.


The Necropolis of the Banditaccia

Necropolis from 9th century onwards with thousands of tombs, many underground with painted frescos. Located just 35 minutes from Lake Bracciano, there is the Banditaccia Necropolis, also known as the Cerveteri Necropolis, since 2004 it has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A place between art and history where dogs are welcome, provided they are kept on a leash.


A trip to Monterano

Monterano is an ancient ghost town surrounded by greenery where Etruscan tombs, a medieval castle and a Roman aqueduct have been found.  A perfect place to visit with the dog, because pets can have fun running and walking along the immense expanses of greenery that characterize and surround the city.


Trekking with the dog in Manziana 

Another dog friendly resort near Rome is Manziana, which with its Bosco di Macchia Grande represents one of the ideal locations for a trip out with the dog.

The Bosco di Macchia Grande is a large green area of ​​about six hundred hectares where you can enjoy walking and hiking with your pet by following the various paths that cross the entire wooded area.


The Appia Antica Park

Just inside the city of Rome, one of the places to go for a picnic with friends or your dog, is the Appia Antica park. Immersed in the nature and history of Rome. In addition, just inside the park, there is an area for dogs equipped where dogs can rest and walk in total relaxation.


The Villa Pamphilj park

This park is also inside the city of Rome, and for most easy to get to. It is the largest greenery in the capital with its 184 hectares, represents one of the most beautiful parks where you can have fun and bring your dog too!

Between walks and rides with your pet, Villa Pamphilj offers amazing views of the eternal city.  They also organize events designed for dogs and for lovers of these wonderful animals.



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