Vacations are nice. Gay vacations are even better! Make this year the year of your gay vacations with our list of the best gay travel destinations in Italy for 2022. Are you looking to connect with other travel lovers in the LGBTQ+ community? Soak up the sun and immerse yourself in breathtaking Italian views, food, wine, art, and culture? Italy has so much to offer gay vacationers, and what’s great is every Italian destination has something special that makes it unique. And you’ll get to meet other like-minded LGBTQ+ folks from Italy and from around the world while enjoying the pleasure of traveling together when you book your next trip with Quiiky LGBTQ+ tour operator.
Best Destinations: Gay Travel in Italy, 2022
Gay Vacations in Sicily
While this Italian gay travel destination is amazing all year round, September is the best month to visit Sicily, the island is just under the “Italian boot.” Separated by the Messina Strait, this time of year has the weather still quite hot in Sicily, and you’ll find it difficult to take your eyes off the crystalline blue sea. Sicily was conquered by Normans, Spaniards, French, Arabs, making it a melting pot with great cultural and natural heritage, with an exotic appeal. Perfect for LGBTQ+ travelers. See the famous volcano, Mt. Etna, in Catania, and take part in one of many LGBTQ+ experiences. Sicily is considered the most gay-friendly town in the island. Catania is also the place where tolerance allowed youngsters to meet and love near an iconic tree.
Gay Vacations in Northeast Italy: Venice, Verona, and Lake Garda
Venice is indubitably one of the most romantic cities in Europe, and that includes for gay travel! On your next gay vacation, you can stay in the quaint and magical Dorsoduro quarter, and spend your days following in the footsteps of the famous novel, “Death in Venice”, by Thomas Mann. A short trip away is the famous Lake Garda, where gay vacationers enjoy a refreshing spa experience with thermal baths and couple’s massage. Also a short trip away is Verona, the home of “Romeo and Juliet”, where you can see the countryside residence where one of Rome’s most famous poets composed masterpieces for his young lover, Giovenzio.
Have you ever heard of the “Three pearls of Northern Italy”? That’s Milan, Venice, and Florence. All are cradles of LGBTQ+ history and culture. Not only vibrant cities, nay must-sees for gay travel, if you are interested in insights and hidden histories about how Italian art and genius intersect with homosexuality, these gay vacation destinations are right for you.
Often deemed the “Gay Travel Heaven of Italy”, Puglia is unmistakably one of the hottest destinations in the country for LGBTQ+ visitors. You’ll spend your time visiting the old Trulli and some of the most beautiful picturesque villages. Plus, the region is known for its beautiful beaches and a town that’s sitting between two seas.
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