There are so many factors that make the LGBT community unique. Not only is it a group of like-minded people who live their lives outside the heterosexual norm, the LGBT community defines how they live their lives on their own terms. And beyond that, it’s a community. In most cases, it won’t be hard to find some common ground with LGBT folks from anywhere in the world. We share a history, a gay culture, a fascination with art, and so many more qualities that impact our shared bond. That’s why we think it’s important that while traveling, visitors go out of their way to experience the local LGBT community and LGBT culture.
Here is a quick guide to how to get in touch with the LGBT community and LGBT culture while traveling to Italy.
LGBT culture and LGBT community in Italy stretches back centuries, to the times of the Ancient Greeks and Ancient Romans. Since then, Italians have developed a unique LGBTQ community that welcomes visitors with open arms. Here are some ways to make sure you connect with that special gay culture you’ll only find in Italy.
Dig Into Untold History of Italy’s LGBT Community and LGBT Culture at Famous Italian Attractions
From the ancient ruins at Pompeii to the storied grounds of The Colosseum to the gilded halls of The Vatican, it’s hard to find a major Italian tourist attraction that doesn’t have an untold history related to the LGBT community. Want to see how Ancient Roman emperors paid tribute to their queer lovers? Want to step into the footsteps of the Roman soldiers who had sex with men? Want to learn the untold history of the “Drama Queen of Milan”, Maria Callas ‘The Divine’? Find these and so many more local experiences in Italy to discover LGBT culture with Quiiky’s Untold History tours.
Appreciate Famous Artists in Italy’s LGBT Community and LGBT Culture through History
There’s so much queer art to see from Italy’s LGBT community to help you connect with Italian LGBT culture. From the most famous butt in the world – the David – to secret gay love depicted in ancient frescoes at Hadrian’s Villa and other villas throughout Italy, queer art is all over the country. Have you seen the only portrait that Leonardo Da Vinci painted of his male lover? Whether you prefer your art ancient, from the Renaissance, or modern, find curated experiences that show you the LGBT community and culture in Italy with Quiiky’s daily experiences.
Hit the Beach! Find Italy’s LGBT Community and LGBT Culture while Soaking Up the Sun
With its prime position in the Mediterranean Sea, it’s hard to imagine a trip to Italy without visiting the beach. Soak up the sun next to pristine blue waters, and local Italian LGBT community and culture! We recently wrote about the Top 10 Gay Beaches in Puglia, which includes clothing optional options, more crowded options to enjoy the eye-candy, and more isolated options to take in the natural landscape around you. And that’s just Puglia! There are so many gay and gay-friendly beaches all over Italy’s coast, just waiting for you to dive in.
Join Curated Cultural Multi-Day Tours Focused on Italy’s LGBT Culture and LGBT Community
Create a Tailor-Made LGBT Tour Just for You to Explore Italy’s LGBT Community and LGBT Culture
Still want the local LGBT community and LGBT culture experience, but just want to travel alone with your partner or family? Quiiky LGBT Tous offers tailor-made experiences curated just for you. Reach out to their LGBT travel experts with some details about what you’re thinking for your trip, and they’ll handle the rest!
Visit Quiiky.com/en to find out more about how you can create a tailor-made LGBT tour, or join pre-planned gay experiences to connect with the LGBT community and LGBT culture in Italy.
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