Best Gay Friendly Destinations in Italy

Published Date Author: , December 10th, 2015

Colosseum - Rome, Italy

Thanks to the open-minded attitude of some important cities like Florence, Milan or Bologna, Italy has always been also one of the main destinations for LGBT tourism.

If you are looking for some gay friendly destinations in Italy, here is some advice.

Milan and Bologna

If you want to spend your holidays in the north of Italy, Milan might be the best choice: well known for its historical monuments, above all its Cathedral, the Duomo, it is famous also for its vitality and for the innumerable chances that it offers to have fun and to enjoy the city.

What’s more, it is very open to any sexual orientation and you will find a lot of LGBT friendly clubs and bars (especially all around Porta Venezia district). For this reason, you should subscribe the Arcigay Card; for just 15 euros, you will be able to take part to many different activities, as well as to enjoy gay parties, afterhours, restaurants and cruises.

The card can be used even in Bologna, another of the most open-minded and tolerant city of Italy, because it has been governed by the left party since the Second World War, and also thanks to the university campus.

Here you can find the very well-known gay and lesbian centre, called Cassero, built in a medieval spot of the city, which is also the headquarters of the Arcigay organisation.

Tuscany, Florence and Rome

Moving to the center of Italy, we find the Tuscany region, famous for its atmosphere of freedom since the time of Renaissance: here it is strictly forbidden to discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation.

Florence offers you any kind of amusement: cinema, shopping and restaurants.
For example, every Tuesday the Azione Gay e Lesbica organisation proposes iCiacklinei: every week a different movie with a gay theme.

But if you are more interested on how to enjoy the weekend, you will find many LGBT friendly pubs and discos all around Piazza Santa Croce, where you will dance until dawn.

Beyond Florence, you’ll also find the gay life in Versilia, especially in the summer.

Finally, moving to the South, the most well-known gay friendly destination surely is Rome.

Maybe you wouldn’t expect to find many gay areas in this conservative and catholic city, but in spite of this, gay life is present and important.

Who doesn’t know about the annual Gay Village? An open-air summer festival well-know all over Europe, as well as the always crowded Via San Giovanni in Laterano, today called Rome’s Gay Street, where you can enjoy the weekend in summer nights.

Don’t forget that even in Rome, the Arcigay Card is accepted in many bars, pubs, restaurants and saunas,

Italian cities can be today compared to Sitges, Mikonos or Ibiza for  LGBT friendly tourism, so donit miss the chance to visit Italy for your next gay holiday.

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