Saturday, February 26, 2011

Travel to Italy with your dog: Seeing the sites of Rome


When we traveled to Italy with Cosmo, seeing the sites of Rome was as much fun for Cosmo as it was for us! There was plenty to sniff as well as see and we were able to do many of our excursions by foot and paw, although taking a quick subway ride was also no problem with a dog.


First stop was the Colosseum, one of the grandest of all Roman monuments. Then we walked past the Arch of Constantine down Via di San Gregorio...


... toward the Circus Maximus.  Once known as THE place for chariot racing, there's not much left to see there now. But it is possible to imagine the splendor of the site and now it's an excellent place for a dog walk. A little further down the road we had hoped to visit the Bocca della Verità, or Mouth of Truth... 


Here, Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck test the legend of the Mouth of Truth in the 1953 movie Roman Holiday. The story is that the sculpture represents the face of an ancient god who knows if you are telling the truth or lieing! If you tell a lie while inserting your hand in its mouth, it will bite it off! But since the sculpture is now sectioned off as part of a tour of the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, we were not allowed in to try out Cosmo's paw at the truth! While we found dogs are seldom allowed inside of museums and churches, there are still plenty of historic sites to see from the outside.


Next we walked along the Tiber River toward the area known as the Jewish Ghetto, where we passed Rome's main synagogue near the east bank of the Tiber.



Strolling through the Jewish Ghetto, we saw many shops, restaurants and bakeries...


... and stopped for a quick bite of gelato! Most food establishments in Rome do allow dogs, making it very easy to enjoy the journey with your canine companion! After continuing on to the market in Piazza del Campo dei Fiori, we headed on to Piazza Navona.


We enjoyed views of the fountains and activity in the Piazza...


... as well as being able to spend some time viewing the Pantheon nearby. This time Cosmo was allowed inside...


... where he expressed worthy admiration of  the coffers in the concrete dome, and the central opening, or oculus, to the sky!


Nearby, Cosmo provided equal admiration to some meat -- after all he is a dog! The nice lady slicing the mortadella didn't mind too much until Cosmo leaned in just a little closer!!


Later than evening we strolled back toward the Piazza Navona...


And stopped at the famous Four Rivers Fountain. Then it was on to our new evening ritual of hot chocolate, Italian style.

As usual, Cosmo gets to enjoy the experience right along with us and was typically offered some tasty treat by the restauranteurs. After a long day enjoying all that Rome has to offer, there's only one thing to do...

Cosmo dreams about the adventures of the day and whatever lies ahead!...

If you're planning a trip to Italy or an international trip with your dog, here are a few other posts you might enjoy:
And now it's time to check out what our pals are doing at the Pet Blogger Hop!


25 comments:

  1. DUSTY: What an exciting trip to Rome you had, Cosmo!
    HURLEY: And you took your sweet Mom along with you! Good dog!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Diane, these really are wonderful photos! You and Comso are SO LUCKY to have been able to travel together! Duncan and Sheldon are jealous.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow, what gorgeous photos! I want to go! Wait - that doesn't involve getting in a car, does it? =^..^=

    ReplyDelete
  4. Puppy, you're so handsome I don't even notice the sights!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. That brought back a lot of memories from our trip to Rome years ago. Love that city!! It's so neat that you were able to take Cosmo along.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oooo, we wish!! Mom and Dad went there and left us behind. Maybe next time....

    Wyatt and Stanzie

    ReplyDelete
  7. Lucky dog! What lovely pictures. It's so nice that you could bring Cosmo with you!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love seeing all of your Rome photos!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Diane and Cosmo! Love your photos! I wish Cleo liked to travel...Italy is a favorite destination of ours.

    Keep up the wonderful work that you do! Here is a little award celebrating your Dolce Vita!

    http://dogdays.grouchypuppy.com/2011/02/blogger-award-season-2011.html

    ReplyDelete
  10. Usefulness and significance of your ides is awesome. Examine most wanted infinite treasure of online deals, coupons and much more for your dearest brand name.
    www.bestcouponfor.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. What an incredible trip! The scenery looks gorgeous and the places look amazing! It's awesome that you also got to bring your canine along for the ride too :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Apakah ada paket wisata malang yang fasilitasnya lengkap dan semua persiapan teknis di handle oleh pihak tour & travel. Jawabannya jelas ada. Silahkan anda pesan paket wisata malang kepada naturalsunrisetour.com yang merupakan perusahaan yang telah lama malang melintang dalam dunia pariwisata. Harga paket wisata malang ini bisa menyesuaikan sesuai dengan request. Beberapa pilihan paket wisata malang sesuai dengan lamanya hari paket wisata malang.
    Ketentuan dan peraturan rental mobil malang yang lepas kunci sangatlah ribet. Jadi sebaiknya anda melakukan rental mobil dengan supir di perusahaan kami. Kami akan memberikan pelayanan terbaik dan tentunya kepuasan anda adalah yang utama. Supir pada rental mobil malang kami sangatlah berpengalaman dan menguasai medan, khususnya area malang batu. rental mobil malang . Sikahkan booking rental mobil malang di tempat kami sekarang juga halaman terkait.
    Jika anda merasakan vagina anda kurang rapet, terasa longgar saat berhubungan intim dengan pasangan, dan pasangan selalu protes karena terlalu banyak cairan lendir pada lubang vagina anda maka sebaiknya anda mengkonsumi jamu sari rapet wangi asli dari madura. Ramuan tradisional madura ini sangat berkhasiat mengurangi cairan keputihan yang berlebih yang terdapat pada organ kewanitaan. Cara pakai jamu sari rapet madura asli sangatlah gampang yaitu dengan diminum 2x sehari, pada pagi hari dan malam hari setelah makan.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Biasanya anak kost memiliki kamar yang sempit dan cuma 1 petak saja. Lumrahnya ini terjadi pada mahasiswa perantauan yang tinggal di kos-kosan. Jadi harus pintar-pintar menata kamar agar barang tidak bertumpuk-tumpuk. Oleh karena solusi terbaik untuk menata barang-barang yang ada di dalam kamar tersebut adalah menggunakan produk organizer, salah satunya rak tas gantung yang simpel dan minimalis. Ini bermanfaat untuk meletakkan semua tas yang dimiliki agar bisa tersusun dengan rapi. Produk yang lainnya adalah rak sepatu gantung yang beguna untuk menata sepatu atau sandal. Semua produk rak gantung tersebut sangat bagus dan berkualitas. Harga rak tas gantung karakter cuma di bawah 100.000 dan memiliki segudang manfaat. Kamu juga bisa meletakkan boneka, buku, kosmetik, helm atau lain-lain di dalam rak gantung organizer murah ini.

    ReplyDelete
  14. You will get a Free Ok To Board service.The ones you get connected with Greenvisa, it would be the most successful Dubai holidays. click here

    ReplyDelete
  15. Sebagai produsen terpercaya produk organizer berkualitas dan harganya murah meriah, kami selalu melayani para pembeli dengan sepenuh hati, terutama untuk permintaan produk rak sepatu gantung yang sangat tinggi di online. Kami jual rak sepatu gantung dengan beragam motif dan selalu siap sedia. Jadi kapanpun anda bisa pesan kepada kami dan kami akan selalu mengusahakan produk ready. Jual rak sepatu gantung murah dan berkualitas klik produk lengkap.

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a slick and exact article. The utilization of words is praiseworthy.
    free walking tour stockholm

    ReplyDelete
  17. In USA you will notice U.S. everyplace, every city and 24/7. we tend to truly wish to serve you the foremost effective things with 100% satisfactions. it's very taxing to say once exactly got to be compelled to cash your check. usually it ought to very difficult to cash if it isn't official hours.
    check casher

    ReplyDelete
  18. Salah satu cara ampuh untuk membasmi komedo adalah dengan memakai pasta gigi atau odol. Caranya cukup mudah, Anda tinggal mengoleskan pada area wajah yang timbul komedo dan diamkan selama 10 menit lalu bilas wajah sampai bersih. Tips cara menghilangkan komedo dengan pasta gigi ini terjamin aman dan tidak menimbulkan dampak negatif. Cara menghilangkan komedo dengan pasta gigi buka website terkait.
    Penyakit diabetes sering menyerang orang dewasa yang sudah berusia 40 tahun. Namun akhir-akhir kita juga sering menemukan para remaja anak mudah yang sudah mengalami gejala diabetes. Cara mencegah agar tidak terkena penyakit diabetes adalah dengan sering berolahraga setiap hari dan mengkonsumsi makanan yang sehat. Lakukan sejak dini gaya hidup sehat ini. Cara mencegah agar tidak terkena penyakit diabetes baca link tertaut.
    Menu diet nasi merah memiliki khasiat yang sangat banyak bagi tubuh. Selain berguna untuk menurunkan berat badan, menu diet nasi beras merah ini juga ampuh mengatasi berbagai macam penyakit kronis. Meskipun rasa nasi beras merah kurang enak, sebaiknya Anda mempertimbangkan untuk mengkonsumsi menu diet nasi merah setiap hari supaya tubuh tetap sehat. Menu diet nasi merah baca blog berikut.

    ReplyDelete