Yesterday evening we stopped off at the Hotel Villa Giarona in Pontenure. We were a little concerned that the car park was close to the road, as safe parking is obviously one of our top priorities with pets on board. We explained to the staff who immediately told us we could go “on the green in the back.” So we did.

The helpful hotel staff

The helpful hotel staff

The green in the back

The green in the back

The chef popped his head out to see what was going on, so we looked in to say hello

The chef popped his head out to see what was going on, so we looked in to say hello

Light and airy inside. The staff were welcoming and made a big effort to make us welcome.

Light and airy inside. The staff were welcoming and made a big effort to make us welcome

Brandy likes the whole look of the place

Brandy likes the whole look of the place

Sweet Ioli is really coming out of her shell

Sweet Ioli is really coming out of her shell

Reo thinks it would be great for the whole family — there's even a swimming pool

Reo thinks it would be great for the whole family — there’s even a swimming pool

Is it a door — or not?

Is it a door — or not?

Jasper just can't do a thing with his hair today!

Jasper just can’t do a thing with his hair today!

Soffy (Sophocles) looking very demure

Soffy (Sophocles) looking very demure

Kiki enjoying a peaceful stroll

Kiki enjoying a peaceful stroll

No, courier M isn't murdering Kiki — she has to take tablets

No, courier M isn’t murdering Kiki — she has to take tablets

Maja wondering where Lakme has gone

Maja wondering where Lakme has gone

Lakme says, don't worry, I'm still here!

Lakme says, don’t worry, I’m still here!

Lakme doing one of her regular rolls

Lakme doing one of her regular rolls