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Hello everyone. My partner and I are driving to a small village near Urbino in a couple of weeks.  We have decided we don't want to go through Switzerland.  Any suggestions for a simple route and stop overs?

Sat, 09/26/2009 - 13:52

Hello All.

Sun, 05/24/2009 - 06:09

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Wed, 09/30/2009 - 05:40

hi Sarah and Mark;  I'd be glad to receive more details of your route and stopovers!

Mon, 09/28/2009 - 06:54

Thank you for your replies.  We are in a car, no freight; I am wondering if going south through France is an option.  This is a 'challenge' drive- we are going to stay with a friend for a week in the national park in the middle of nowhere, but first have to get there! We are estimatimg three days drive to get there ( from Midlands) and 3 days back with a week to stay put in Italy.  It's an area ( near Urbino) where I'd really like to live in the future, so this is a first try to see logistics of travel etc and look around a bit more.

Sun, 05/31/2009 - 14:10

Thank you for that also!  The seat belt sounds excellent- will look into it generally.  The place I hope to tajke them next year- well it's quite high- in the hills in Parco di San Lorenzo; she said her dogs are fine with no problems, but will chat further on this when I see her. Can't help thinking that in this heat, I will need a vehicle upgrade, at least to air con...for that journey with dogs...

Thu, 05/28/2009 - 13:33

Grazie mille for all those great replies....!  great to meet you all again.. :-)  I now have made Italian friends around the Urbino area, after visiting regularly last two years...; I chatted about this on the old forum a couple of years ago ( name Jackie!)My dogs sit quietly in the back of my car, or on long trips , I fill in the foot well of the back seat area with luggage and they lie down on the back seat using the raised footwell as well to stretch and sleep on... . However, I take your point about the seat harness and the fact no matter how quiet, if someone goes in the back, a weimaraner is a heavy dog to fly forward..  I know nothing of the harnesses or how to secure the dogs comfortably, what equipment exists, and safetywise, sounds like a good idea.  Can anyone point me how to use the seat belts safely for the dogs?  I am finding out all the blips where I know nothing, as you can see!  In October, I am going to stay with a Danish  friend who runs a b and b, who I met last year, been in Italy 30 years; I'm staying for a couple of weeks; It sounds just the job- in  an area of conservation, or about to be made into one, ( Cenquetobono- anyone know it?) She has 2 dogs and has said bring mine- so if all goes well, I intend to go for a month in Spring 2010 with my two dogs- it's off road with just tracks, so ideal as I love nature too- and do that as a regular holiday for us all...!  Do you think it is not worth going for a month with the dogs, Adriatica, risk wise re illnesses you mentioned?  The area is near Urbino, north east italy- are there particular disease risks here? I'd like to weigh up the pros and cons; I love being with my dogs- always feels like home with them and particularly in a country area, where they can really enjoy it too..My hope is this will become regular extended hols  and then I will find roots develop naturally.... ...looking to make a move there for a few years, or permanently, in 2010/11.  As I'm doing this on my own, I 'm keeping the pace steady, and want to also gather as much money and finish off all my debts here first.  I can then let out my house here and use the rent to rent over there; that's the plan! Any related comments and experiences to share ...please add on!

Answer to: confused
Sun, 05/24/2009 - 09:59

Grazie!!! :-)

Sun, 05/24/2009 - 09:50

That's about all I do know!  The passports and such...I had a look on the old forum and read the threads there...i just had this vague idea that they were not allowed in a private car in the tunnel...maybe I got mixed up and it was eurostar...I guess ibn a camper you have to do the same- a barrier between driver and rear of vehicle- I wonder if there is strict criteria dfor this...I will ring Defra...I have not found the web site any help...though probably looking or searching wrongly...:-)

Answer to: confused
Sun, 05/24/2009 - 07:52

I do not understand the 'Status' thing!  How do I get rid of the bloke with a hat and post an image for my profile? :-)

Sun, 05/24/2009 - 07:36

Can we drive through the tunnel with pets now?  Or go on the Eurostar?  Last time I looked at this I'm sure the only way was ferry. I've found the defra site but couldnt find any reference to travel with dog guards etc...Does anyone  have any links where I could find out more please?

Sun, 05/24/2009 - 07:14

Hi Penny; If I had a camper van, I'm wondering, would they have to be in  cages?