For those who count their dog as one of the family will find many dog-friendly lodgings and beaches at Lake Garda. For a trouble-free holiday with your beloved four-legged friend. ➨ Click here for more information.
Dogs must be muzzled and on a leash in public buildings and public transport, in some city centres and on certain beaches. The EU requires travellers with dogs, cats and ferrets to obtain a "pet passport" from the veterinarian. The veterinarian should also inform about necessary vaccinations such as the compulsory rabies vaccination.
At Lake Garda, there are some dog-friendly accommodations and beaches where dogs are welcome. In addition to the dog beaches specially built for the dogs or Bau Beaches, there are various sections of public beaches where dogs can go with careful consideration for the other bathers. In general, the best times are the morning and evening hours.
Dogs are permitted on these designated bathing areas, pebble beaches or inlets, subject to specific rules such as the obligation to wear a leash and muzzle. They are located in most places around Lake Garda, such as in Brenzone, Castelnuovo del Garda (between Porto Campanello and Gardaland), Gargnano (Spiaggia della Gial), Malcesine (beach of Val di Sogno), Moniga del Garda (Spiaggia del Porto, Liner, Preara, S. Michele) and Torri del Benaco.