Tag: Caravanning with Dogs in Italy

Dogs in Barolo Wine Museum & A Template for a Long Lost Tattoo

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Castello Falletti, Barolo

“How does Mark decide on designs for his tattoos?” Another question that we’re often asked.

All of his tattoos have significance, but as with, “How do you decide where to go on your travels?” – it is a question with an equally convoluted answer. Continue reading “Dogs in Barolo Wine Museum & A Template for a Long Lost Tattoo”

Agricamping Corte Comotto, Verona, Italy

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Pups in the Piazza – Cooling off in Piazza Erbe, Verona

“IMPOSS-I-BILE!”

We had viewed an apartment for the winter ski season, which had a large parcel of land to the side. “IMPOSS-I-BILE!” was the very Italian reaction to our commitment to pay a deposit straight away if we could leave our caravan parked in a discreet corner of the land over the winter.

I said last time that Italian property rental is very different from the UK. The idea was dismissed out of hand, without consideration. There was not even any attempt to negotiate; to seal the deal and get the money in the bank, months in advance. Two foreigners and a caravan? It was all just way too far out of the ordinary.

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Gallivanting on Garda – A Few of the Fab Four’s Favourites!

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Torbole viewed from a 4000-year old road!

You are often urged to ‘buy local’ but on our travels, we have discovered that in terms of maps, that can be a serious problem!

In Monte Rosa, we had to send off to Stamfords of London to get a detailed, topographical map of the area. On Garda, we could get any number of cycling and hiking guide books in German or Italian. Maybe the English versions were just so popular that they sold out…

We did finally succeed in purchasing a map showing some of the many walking routes, so we worked out a couple of walks of our own. Here are a few of The Fab Four’s favourites! Continue reading “Gallivanting on Garda – A Few of the Fab Four’s Favourites!”

A Gad on Garda – ‘The Functional Walk’ along the Sarca River

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The Sarca River never disappoints!

We leave Campsite Maroadi via the lake entrance and turn left; over the bridge that straddles the slipway and past the watersports centre. We cross a larger bridge over the River Sarca, where it flows into the northern end of Lake Garda. We turn immediately left to join the path along the far side of the river

We usually stop to throw the ball into the water here. A crowd often gathers on the bridge to watch Kai and Rosie swim tirelessly, while Ruby paddles, or bounces up and down on her front legs like a toy dog; barking furious, excited encouragement from the shore. Continue reading “A Gad on Garda – ‘The Functional Walk’ along the Sarca River”