If you see a lovely playground where all the amenities are made out of wood and there are no swings… hum, check for a sign at the threshold or just outside the gate, you probably picked the one for dogs! It happened to my husband who took Kevin to ‘Fido Lindo’ (Fidolink was a famous Italian dog http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fido_(cane) , therefore many companies which produce goods for dogs use this name, and ‘lindo’ means ‘really clean’).
In fact, la riviera Romagnola (Romagna’s coast) offers great spaces for our ‘amici a quattro zampe’ (literally ‘friends with four paws’, but you translate ‘four legged friends’). I had never seen playgrounds for dogs anywhere else but here, in Cervia, I saw a good few of them. I took some pictures for you, in case you are wondering what they look like.
Dogs are also welcomed in many hotels, B&s, restaurants, beaches and wherever you see the little sign on the door ‘qui sono benvenuto’ (here I am welcome) or ‘qui posso entrare’ (here I can come in). It also struck me that I have never come across dog waste ‘abandoned’ since we arrived: dog waste is collected by the dogs’ owners all the time!