Ten dog-friendly addresses in Rome

 

Rome is a beautiful city that you can visit with your friends, with children, with your significant other but also with your pet.

We can easily say that Rome is a dog-friendly city, full of places to share with your dog.

If you have already booked the ticket for the Eternal City, but you have some doubts and do not know where to take your four-legged friend, then read on!

Here you will find 10 friendly dog addresses in Rome.

What to know


 

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Dog by Lum3n – Pexels

Bringing your four-legged friend on holiday with you is not as difficult as it seems.

You need to make sure you have a certificate from your vet, updated rabies vaccines, a microchip.

You can also request the European Pet Passport, to be able to freely travel with your dog. This kind of passport must contain details of a valid anti-rabies vaccination.

If you need more information about the EPP check here!

According to the regulation, small and medium-sized dogs are allowed on buses, trams and the metro upon payment of the ticket at an ordinary rate. All dogs must be leashed and muzzled.

Remember to bring your leash, muzzle and portable food and water containers. Don’t forget the hygienic bags! Let’s keep Rome clean!

1. Hotel Labelle

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View of the room by Hotel Labelle Rome

If you are looking for a pet-friendly hotel then this is the one for you!

The Hotel is located in Via Cavour n 310. Thanks to its central location you can easily reach the Colosseum, the Imperial Roman Forum, the Arch of Constantine and many other places.

The Labelle is a family-run 2-star hotel with 10 elegant and comfortable guest rooms and suites available in a variety of sizes.

In your room you will find a kennel suitable for your dog, always remember to inform them in advance during the booking.

Take the Metro B towards Laurentina and get off at the Colosseum stop. From here your hotel is a 4- minutes walk.
HERE you will find all the information about the hotel.

2. A sweet break

Ice cream by GelArt Rome

After a long walk among the remains of ancient Rome, among its churches and its views, there is nothing left but to stop for a sweet break.

At GelArt ice cream shop you will find fantastic ice creams to refresh yourself but above all two flavours designed for your faithful friends!

Chicken and biscuit!

You cannot visit Rome without stopping here.

The ice cream parlour is located in Via Tiburtina 611 / A and is easily accessible by the Metro B direction Rebibbia, at the Monti Tiburtini stop.
You can find all the information you need here!

3.  Valley of the dogs – Villa Borghese

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Garde by Notafly – Wikimedia Commons

Villa Borghese is also known as the “roman green lung”. Is a popular park in Rome located on the Pincian Hill, a stone’s throw from the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo.

Construction work on the Villa began in 1607. With the acquisition of other lands, the small land became a park. Nowadays the gardens cover an area of 80 hectares.

There is a beautiful area inside the garden dedicated to dogs known to the Romans as “the valley of the dogs“. Here you can bring your faithful friend and let him be free to play, to roll on the leaves and rest.

Access to Villa Borghese gardens is always free of charge and the park is open every day from dawn to dusk.
To reach Villa Borghese take the Metro A direction Battistini and get off at the Spagna stop (Viale del Galoppatio exit).
You will find the area dedicated to dogs between Viale di Valle Guilia near Viale Antonio and Faustina.
For more information check here!

4.  Visit a museum

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View of the Cloister by Jastrow – Wikimedia Commons

The Cloister of Bramante is an Italian Renaissance building in Rome, commissioned by Cardinal Oliviero Carafa and designed by the architect Donato Bramante (1444-1515). He became the architect of Pope Julius II after the fall of Ludovico il Moro.

The Cloister has a square plan and two superimposed orders with a large four-arched portico. On each side, you will find Ionic-style pillars with capitals and vaulted roofs and don’t forget about the upper loggia with pillars and columns in Corinthian style. Inside the Cloister, you can admire many collections and different works of art and installations. Thanks to the Bauadvisor you can leave your dog in safe hands while you venture to admire the works inside. Your dog will spend his time together with a professional dog trainer who will give it back to you once the visit to the museum is over. If you are interested, click here to get all the necessary information. If you have any doubts write to dog-sitter@bauadvisor.it!

The Cloister is located in Via Della Pace. To get there, take bus 64 from Termini Station and get off at the Corso Vittorio Emanuele stop.
From Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 20.00, Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 21.00.

5. The pet-friendly bistro

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Leber Bistro by Leber Bistro

If you are looking for a place to have lunch or dinner and that allows your dog inside, then the Leber Bistrot is the one for you!

The restaurant also has tables outside and is furnished with simplicity and originality. Here you will find Mediterranean cuisine, fish, contemporary, fusion and also vegan options, even gluten-free.

My top tip

Once you arrive at the dessert, ask for a piece of “millefeuille with lemon cream” you won’t regret it!

Or if you want a dessert that surprises you, ask for the “Cappuccino Goloso” with chocolate as a base and coffee granite and cream!

The Leber Bistrot is located in Via Dario Niccodemi n. 35 and from Termini Station get the Metro B underground to Rebibbia and stop at Rebibbia Conca D’Oro.
Check out their website

6. Educanepark

German Sheperd by Adam Kontor – Pexels

If you want to do something different and teach your dog something then Educanepark is the place for you.

Educanepark is a sports centre that deals with sports and canine culture and is located in the Axa / Acilia area.

You can take courses with your dog:

  1. Agility dog: This course can be carried out both on a playful and a competitive level. The dog and handler collaborate in performing an obstacle course with speed and precision.
  2. Basic education: Thanks to this course the owner will learn to interact with his dog. It is indicated for all dogs from five months upwards.
Click HERE for any information. The park is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 – 13 to 14 – 20.

7. Church of Sant’ Eusebio

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View of the Church by LPLT – Wikimedia Commons

In the Esquilino district starting from 1437, on the occasion of the feast of Sant’Antonio Abate, the animals are blessed every year.

The celebration takes place on the 13th of January so if you are in Rome at that time take a leap and bring your dog.

The blessing will be held from 9.30 to 11.30. The celebrations usually last at least four or five days. Check here before you go!

The Church of Sant’Eusebio all’ Esquilino is open from:
Monday to Friday: 7.00-9.00 and 17.00-19.00 and Saturday: 8.30-11.30 and 17.00-19.30
Here you will find all the information!

8. In the heart of Rome – Villa Bau Village

Dog by Ilargian Faus – Pexels

Between Ponte Milvio and Ponte Flaminio exactly in the heart of Rome, you will find a “beach” where you can bring your dog. Exactly! a beach equipped for the fun and relaxation of your four-legged friends. You will find a 50m x 5m swimming pool, where dogs of all sizes can swim freely. Besides, you will find water bowls and showers. For you, there will be plenty of sunbeds, deckchairs, toilets and bars.

The park is open from Monday to Sunday and from 09.00 to 19.00. Admission is free upon registration. To register for all services, the dog must have regular vaccinations and canine registration; no physical or health problems.

The villa is located in Viale Tor di Quinto. Take the metro B towards Rebibbia / Jonio and get off at the Jonio stop. Take bus no. 69 towards Clodio and get off at the Foro Italico / Tor di Quinto stop.

9. A walk by the sea – Bau Beach Maccarese

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Dob by Lenin Estrada – Pexels

If you are in Rome on a beautiful hot day and want to take your dog to the sea then Bau Beach is the right place!

Here you can sunbathe with your dog. You will find sunbeds, umbrellas, armchairs on the water, hammocks. You can walk on the shore, swim, go canoeing, practice yoga and pilates with your dog.

This beach is located in Via Praia a Mare and the fastest way to arrive is by car following the A91 and A12 / E80 roads.

 

10. The Municipal Rose Garden

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Garden by Patafisik – Wikimedia Commons

If you fancy a walk among the flowers with your dog then go here.

The rose garden is located at the foot of the Aventine, above the Circus Maximus and once this area was once entirely covered with flowers and vineyards but in 1950 it became the seat of the Municipal Rose Garden.

Every year an exhibition of the most original and rare roses is performed and the flower winner of the exhibition becomes part of the botanical collection of the rose garden.

Here you will find many paths where you can walk and admire the many types of roses present, about 1,100 species of roses from all over the world, even from China and Mongolia, including a type of smelly roses!

Your dogs are allowed on a leash! Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!

The rose garden is located in Via Valle Murcia. You can reach it by the metro b direction Laurentina stop Circo Massimo.
It is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and Monday and Tuesday also from 14:00 to 16:30
The ticket price is € 5. CHECK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!