Tuscany day 3: Montelliccio dog beach, and more pesce fritto

Maddie at Mortelliccio

Our two “kids” are seasoned travelers in that they do fine on road trips, carry valid canine passports, and behave like saints at restaurants and in public places. This is the first time taking them to a dog beach/spiaggia per cani, and as it goes with all firsts, it’ll either be a good or a bad thing.

It was a hit.

Mr. B's first encounter sand

As I suspected, this landwiener stayed clear of the water and had zero interest in getting his feet wet. He was so engrossed with digging that all other dogs were ignored and not worth barking at.

Mr. B at Mortelliccio

I’ve never seen them so doggone ecstatic, so blown away by this fine, soft, dry material that falls back on itself. While Mr. B dug a hole to China, Maddie investigated the waves and had a sip. Bleah!

Maddie's first encounter ocean

The Mortelliccio location (north of Follonica) was surprisingly clean, long, and not crowded as I had imagined. Visiting before summer is most likely the reason, but I have no doubt the place sees a lot of quadrupeds and their humans during peak tourist season. From the pay-park (1€/hour) it’s a short walk to the beach.

da Mauro e Andreia

We spent an hour soaking up the sun before heading back for lunch, but not before picking up more of that delicious fried seafood from da Mauro and Andreia’s in Castiglione della Pescaia.

Lunch after the beach

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8 thoughts on “Tuscany day 3: Montelliccio dog beach, and more pesce fritto

  1. Ruth Lyon

    Them doggies are SO CUTE! I’ve been slowly breaking John down to let me have one. I think I’m close. πŸ™‚

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    1. Rowena Post author

      Dario was like that too you know; I think all they see at first is mounds of poop and incessant barking. I’m planning on 4 more small dogs plus a big one, and a miniature donkey to keep them in line.

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    1. Rowena Post author

      We eagerly await the cheese πŸ™‚ I checked google maps to see what a road trip would entail to visit…quite the odyssey (with 2 dogs in tow) πŸ˜‰

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  2. blondie63

    Awwww they are soooo cute at the Beach! I am so glad that they loved it! That is so funny Mister B not wanting anything to do with the water! Mads looks cute exploring the ocean! Awesome pics and makes me smile! Hugz Lisa and Bear

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    1. Rowena Post author

      He is pretty funny like that. Doesn’t like rain, baths, the water hose, and now ocean water. I was thinking of buying them a doggie pool but Maddie will be the only one to use it.

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