The spa town! The surrounding apple orchards! The Texel mountains, Val Passiria, Val d'Ultimo. Strolling regally along the promenades or running wild through woodland and across meadows. Up the mountain! Back down to the valley! Dogs will be spoilt for choice in Merano and Environs. By the way, 'Waalweg' paths lead right through sloping orchards and run next to little streams. Four-legged friends can go for walkies and have a dip at the same time! A great experience, and so refreshing!

On holiday in South Tyrol with your dog

Anywhere in South Tyrol makes the perfect holiday destination for bringing your furry friends on holiday with you. High, cool mountains perfect for going on a refreshing summer excursion. Thick, glittering blankets of snow in winter for frolicking about and barking joyfully in. Green, verdant orchards, hilly vineyards or extensive fields, for sniffing around in and falling in love with! In South Tyrol, you'll find all that doggy hearts could desire. Lakes for swimming in! Streams for drinking from. Mountain pastures and woodland offering walks that you'll never want to end. And, of course, lots and lots of hiking paths. SouthTyrol is a veritable land of plenty for pets!

Pets Bolzano and environs    Pets Bolzano and environs

The rules:

Anyone wishing to treat their furry friend to the holiday of a lifetime is welcome in South Tyrol! The following guidelines must be observed, however:

  • Every pet travelling needs a valid EU pet passport – available from vets.
  • Pets have to be clearly identifiable e.g. with a microchip or tattoo.
  • Pets must have received the rabies vaccine between a minimum of 21 days and maximum of 1 year previously.
  • Since 2009, it has been law to keep dogs on a lead in Italy;
  • as well as their owners always having a muzzle at hand.
  • Dog owners are required to clean up dog mess after their dogs.
  • This is the link to the South Tyrol Vets' Association