Florence with dog

Many of us have heard of Florence and its wonderful heritage. We have also read and seen many books and films about Lorenzo de Medici and his passion for art and beauty. However, we haven’t heard much about Florence as a super dog-friendly city in Tuscany.

Italians in general are very fond of dogs, people adore them on the street and ask you details about your furry companions, as soon as they run into you.

Tuscans love their dogs. Dogs, like their owners, are well dressed, well fed, and well behaved.

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It is also very well documented that Lorenzo the Magnificent was an animal lover. That is why passion and respect for animals is at the roots of the city itself.

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

You can easily stroll through the streets of the historic center and enter many public places and shops.

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

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

You can travel with your furry on all public transport, but it must carry a leash and a muzzle.

We encourage you to visit this beautiful city together with your dog.