Pets sure do make life a whole lot more fun, but there’s one thing you can usually count on them complicating (or at least making much more expensive). We’re of course talking about vacation and travel plans: boarding pets is never cheap, but striking a bargain with a non-professional pet sitter is risky. What’s a jet-setting (or backpacking) animal parent to do? If Florence is on the itinerary, perhaps taking the pet along is the best solution: traveling pet owners coming to the Tuscan capital have a plethora of animal-friendly accommodation options at their disposal, from luxury hotels to lower-budget lodging. (Not to mention the fact that dogs, when out and about around town, are frequently welcomed into public spaces and even showered with treats and cuddles—a far cry from the often strict confinement of critters to parks, sidewalks and private homes seen in many other cities and cultures).