Italy is home to a thriving LGBTQ+ community whose history stretches back for centuries. From the ancient Greek and Roman soldiers to the merchants of Venice, the queer beaches of Sicily, to modern day Rome, there’s so much LGBTQ+ history and LGBTQ+ Pride in Italy. Today, almost all of the major cities and destinations in Italy celebrate their local LGBTQ+ gay community with gay Pride events and festivals.
Outside of the major events, there are many ways to connect with the local LGBTQ+ community and feel the spirit of gay Pride in Italy. Quiiky, an LGBTQ+ tour operator in Italy, has an incredible lineup of multi-day tours, single-day experiences, and untold history tours throughout the country that give you a little slice of Italy’s local LGBTQ+ community that you won’t find anywhere else. So while you’re traveling for Pride this summer, we’ve also included some great ways go beyond the surface and feel immersed in Italy’s local culture.
Here is when (and where!) you can Celebrate Gay Pride in Italy this summer!
Celebrate Gay Pride In Italy with Roma Gay Pride | June 6 – 12, 2022
The Eternal City has been celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride since 1994. Expect events all week, with a major Parade happening Saturday June 12, which ends at the Piazza Venezia. After, head to a bunch of the local LGBTQ+ bars who throw amazing events and parties all night long!
While in Rome, explore some of Quiiky’s offerings, including the Gran Tour of Rome, the Castel Sant’Angelo: The Gay History of the Papal Residence, and explore Homosexuality in Ancient Rome.
Celebrate Gay Pride in Italy with Milan Gay Pride | June 16 – July 3, 2022
Milan has some of the most exciting LGBTQ+ friendly clubs in Italy, and the best time to experience it is in late June for Milano Gay Pride. A week of events near the city center leads up to the parade on Sat. July 2, 2022.
While in Milan, explore Quiiky’s guided tours, including Gay-Friendly Navigli, Waterland of Fun, the Opera and the Drama Queen of Milan, and On the Movie Tracks of “House of Gucci”.
Celebrate Gay Pride in Italy at Bergamo Pride | June 12, 2022
A short trip from Milan is Bergamo, a charming city that also boasts an annual Pride celebration for its local LGBTQ+ community. Bergamo Pride features popular Pride parade through the historic city center, followed by a host of events, and parties that are a blast for all.
Celebrate Gay Pride in Italy at Naples Pride | Sat. July 2, 2022
One of the most popular destinations in Italy, Naples, has an annual Pride celebration you can’t miss! Come for the main parade, which departs from the Piazza Dante and continues its way down the streets until it reaches Partenope. Stay for the local LGBTQ+ bars or queer beaches where you can get to know the LGBTQ+ community!
While in Naples, explore Quiiky’s guided tours, including Naples the Art City, and Herculaneum: The Hidden History of Gay Roman Times.
Celebrate Gay Pride in Italy at Bologna Pride | June 12, 2022
Another charming destination in Italy is Bologna. The city hosts an annual Pride festival with events all around the town square. Perfect for gay travelers and locals alike!
While traveling to Bologna, check out Quiiky’s guided tours in nearby Florence, including the Renaissance Under a Gay Light.
For more information about the best ways to explore Italy with an expert LGBTQ+ tour guide, visit Quiiky.com/en.