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If You And Your Pets Live In Malta, Here Are 7 Places You Have To Visit On Your Next Sicily Trip

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Finding good places to go on holiday and have fun with your pup isn’t always the easiest thing to do, let alone making plans to take them somewhere with you on holiday. You have no idea how things work, you might not even speak the language… the list goes on. Thankfully, there’s a simple solution that’s just up the road (or sea).

We’re teaming up with Virtu Ferries to help you sort out the perfect trip to Sicily for you, your family and your beloved doggo. Here are seven pet-friendly places you can visit on Malta’s big cousin that are guaranteed to be a blast.

1. Bau Bau Beach

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Bau Bau Beach is a sandy stretch of roughly 15 kilometres that is perfect for dogs. There are agility courses and organised events for pets and owners, as well as showers just for dogs, water bowls and poop bags.

2. Mercato di Ortiga


You don’t need to stress about finding a pet-friendly supermarket to get your grocery fix. Why not visit a typical Sicilian outdoor market for all the freshest and and most local produce?

3. Piazza IX Aprile


Piazza IX Aprile is the main square and public living room of Taormina lined with cafes, views and churches. With a view over the Ionian sea on one side, and lined with all the best cafes and caricature artists, it’s the best place to sit back with a cappuccino and enjoy the relaxed ambience of Taormina.



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4. Rent a farmhouse

Literally anywhere in Sicily

So you and your doggo can enjoy the beautiful Sicilian countryside and views, and really make yourself at home in your farmhouse.



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5. Nature Reserve of Vendicari


Full of flora and fauna, beaches and nature trails, the Wildlife Oasis of Vendicari nature reserve is the perfect place to treat you and your doggo to the beauty of the outdoors, enjoy the sun and learn about Sicily’s environment.

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6. The sleepy town of Pozzallo


Known for its delicious sea food, Pozzallo is a quiet town ideal for when you want a taste of the Sicilian lifestyle but want to avoid the hoards of tourists. Its also a great place to take your pup on a scene walk.

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7. Spiaggia Sabbia Nere


Vulcano’s beach scene is centred on this smooth strip of black sand at Porto di Ponente, about 10 minutes’ walk beyond the mud pools on the western side of the peninsula. And can you imagine how beautiful your dog will look against the black sand?

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Virtu Ferries have recently launched a new scheme that will make travelling to Sicily with your pet so much easier

And loads more affordable too! For all the information, click here, but here’s a basic rundown of what they have on offer:

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Virtu Ferries offers a fast ferry service to Sicily using high-speed catamarans.
Having 30 years of experience in this sector, Virtu Ferries has brought Sicily very close to Malta with an approximate 90 minutes sailing time.
M/V Saint John Paul II, the recently purchased and largest high speed catamaran in the Mediterranean used for this route, has made travelling to Sicily, simple, efficient and comfortable at very reasonable prices. The vessel holds 1120 passenger seats and 167 vehicle spaces and performs over 800 trips per year.
Why Sicily? Sicily is an island in the Mediterranean blessed with a warm climate and crystalline waters, not to mention the vast green pastures. Sicily’s proximity, makes it an affordable holiday destination, home from home.
Sicily will offer a memorable and relaxing holiday, filled with adventure, culinary culture and baroque. Sicily is your ideal family holiday! The perfect motoring holiday.
The Mediterranean people are well-known for their hospitality. Relish their friendliness and warmth, whilst learning new traditions and cultures.

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