Morning walks and local treats in Ancona

Morning walks and local treats in Ancona

Animalcouriers spent last night in the Italian town of Ancona at our favourite Agroturismo hotel, A3Passi, with its restaurant La Tavola del Carmine.

As usual we had a heavenly space for dog walking, through olive groves and up a little hill. While out with the dogs we watched produce being harvested both for sale in their little shop and also for their ever-changing menu.

After a breakfast of local yoghurt, their own eggs and home-made bread, we made a trip to the shop to buy honey to take home, and then we were on our way.

Walking Lina and Romy together brings a few challenges — these young, playful dogs can't resist a friendly tussle and a roll on the path

Walking Lina and Romy together brings a few challenges — these young, playful dogs can’t resist a friendly tussle and a roll on the path

Lina persuades Romy into having some more fun

Lina persuades Romy into having some more fun

Come on girls, if you don't concentrate, you'll only want a wee once we're on the road!

Come on girls, if you don’t concentrate, you’ll only want a wee once we’re on the road!

Lisa watches from the back of the Animalcouriers van — a safe vantage point to observe what the 'youngsters' are up to. Just too exhausting, she said, sitting down.

Lisa watches from the back of the Animalcouriers van — a safe vantage point to observe what the ‘youngsters’ are up to. Just too exhausting, she said, sitting down.

Delicious produce that goes into La Tavola's home-made potato spaghetti, and served in home-made artichoke puree, gnocchi and soups

Delicious produce that goes into La Tavola’s home-made potato spaghetti, and served in home-made artichoke puree, gnocchi and soups

With Easter just around the corner the shop at the hotel and restaurant is offering Easter eggs made with their own olive oil chocolate, filled with individually wrapped chocolatini! A little beyond our pockets, but wonderful to look at!

With Easter just around the corner the shop at the hotel and restaurant is offering Easter eggs made with their own olive oil chocolate, filled with individually wrapped chocolatini! A little beyond our pockets, but wonderful to look at!

More beautifully presented home-made Easter treats

More beautifully presented home-made Easter treats

By |2016-10-17T10:51:28+00:00Saturday, April 12, 2014|animal transportation, pet travel by road|0 Comments

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  1. Jovina Coughlin April 12, 2014 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Very interesting trip; Puppy fun and great food.

  2. onespoiledcat April 12, 2014 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Oh what grand photos and those Easter treats are gorgeous!!

    Hugs, Sammy

  3. Ruby April 12, 2014 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    The town sounds just lovely! Lisa is gorgeous. I can’t blame her for hanging back away from those rambunctious puppies!

    • Animalcouriers April 14, 2014 at 3:41 pm - Reply

      Lisa decided early on that it was best to watch the youngsters from a distance!

  4. easyweimaraner April 12, 2014 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    ah she whispers a secret in her ear ….

  5. Nylabluesmum April 12, 2014 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Lina & Romy are lovely!! What kind of hound is Romy?? She is so adorable!!!
    LOL I am with Lisa…let’s watch the youngsters play 😉
    Love the fresh produce & the Easter gifts…thank you for bringing us sights & sounds of where you travel…
    Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue xoxoxo

    • Animalcouriers April 14, 2014 at 4:12 pm - Reply

      Think Romy is a bit of a mixture but there looks to be some German Shepherd in her judging by the ears. You’re right about letting the youngsters wear themselves out 😀

  6. Nylabluesmum April 12, 2014 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Turns out Lina is the hound…Just read previous blog 😉
    So what kind of hound is Lina, lol??
    Sherri-Ellen xo

    • Animalcouriers April 14, 2014 at 4:14 pm - Reply

      Another great heinz 57 variety, we think!

      • phidias81 April 14, 2014 at 6:54 pm - Reply

        Lina (ex-Lisa, but I called her Luisa or Luigia) definitely has lots of Pointer in her – i looked after her for a couple of weeks in Athens, and read up on Pointers, and she fits the description!

  7. fozziemum April 13, 2014 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Beautiful playful pups 🙂 and gorgeous Lisa just watching it all with wisdom…those eatser goodies look a little delish!! mmmmmmm what’s with us and food bwaahahah 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xx

  8. becomingcliche April 13, 2014 at 11:44 pm - Reply

    Lisa is a wise girl!

  9. petspeopleandlife April 14, 2014 at 3:21 am - Reply

    Great looking dogs and an interesting story about the the hotel and the produce.. Sounds like great food. Too bad the prices are so steep for the chocolates and other sweet treats. I like the presentation of their wares.

    • Animalcouriers April 14, 2014 at 4:15 pm - Reply

      Couriers J&M always try to make it to this hotel and restaurant if they can – the food is spectacular and the walking for the dogs perfect. They can look and enjoy at least.

  10. Basil April 14, 2014 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Looks so lovely.

  11. Nylabluesmum April 15, 2014 at 12:38 am - Reply

    Well whatever mix Lina is; she is beautiful 🙂
    Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue too

  12. Misaki April 15, 2014 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    yay for puppy fun!

  13. Boomdeeadda April 18, 2014 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    That hotel is gorgeous, I linked over to view. A picture is worth a thousand words in Italian, ha. The restaurant fair was very artistic and looked all very healthy. Lovely produce in the waiting, so I’m sure it’s top notch. I wish you had a page for the hotels you love in all the European cities you stop in. It would be such a great resource, nothing like a good recommendation to weed out disappointments. Better yet, a downloadable PDF for a small fee that you could put back to shelters you support (I’m full of these time consuming ideas aren’t I? LOL).

    Lisa has wonderful gentle eyes! xK

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