Venice, known as the City of Love, plays home to a vibrant culture that celebrates queer women. Italian LGBTQ+ tour operator Quiiky now offers a 3-hour Untold History tour of Venice for just €190 that takes you deep into the history and culture celebrating LGBTQ+ women in Venice. Looking to connect on a deeper level with the queer community in Italy on your next trip? This tour may be right for you.
You’ll start your afternoon at the Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, a place steeped in history, where famous courtesans and poets, such as Veronica Franco, lived, and where female sex workers worked the streets.
Then you’ll move to the Rialto Bridge, with a stunning view of Venice’s famous Grand Canal, and head to the house of the first college-graduated woman in the world, Eleonora Cornaro. Then you’ll hop on a classic gondola ferry-boat to change your perspective and view Venice from the water. You’ll pass some historic palaces where women like Eleonora Duse, a famous queer theater actress in the early 20th century, Winaretta Singer de Polignac, and Penny Guggenheim used to meet other women of their day and host parties.
Finally, you’ll get off at the ‘Sestriere di Dorsoduro’, where you can browse plenty of art galleries and a number of LGBTQ+ welcoming and owned businesses, and enjoy a prosecco toast in a typical winery.
Come visit and explore Venice’s strong queer side that we will unveil together!