November 2022 has been a milestone for LGBTQ+ Italy on a global scale. Milan hosted an international convention on LGBTQ+ tourism called IGLTA, at which thousands of professionals from the travel and hospitality industry got to experience what makes Italian LGBTQ+ culture so fascinating, and witness first-hand how the country opens its arms to LGBTQ+ folks from all around the world. To celebrate this major occasion, QMagazine released an epic English-language issue of its print magazine, offering people everywhere a glimpse into the culture, community, and fabric of LGBTQ+ life in Italy.
What’s more: the entire new issue is available online, and anyone can read it here.
What to expect in the issue on LGBTQ+ Italy
Lust for an Unforgettable Italy
Renowned Photographer Roberto Chiovitti tantalizes our wanderlust as he documents models Lapo Bellini and Francesco Fulloni at the Park Hotel Villa Grottoferrata and Hotel Villa delle Palme Santa Marinella.
Explore The Past Through a New Lens: LGBTQ+ Italy’s Untold History
The sea of Puglia, Capri Island and Sicily, and cultural and artistic Italian heritage are featured under an LGBTQ light. Through this feature, we understand Italy as a true original home of gay and lesbian geniuses: from Roman emperors to Renaissance majestic artists, such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti. They won’t teach you that in history class!
Fashion, Shopping, Love, and Food: What Could Be Better in LGBTQ+ Italy?
Other features in the issue include a focus also on Fashion with Brunello Cucinelli, and Design, with the history of Fiat 500 by Armani, Kartell, and Bulgari. Our Shopping feature takes you to high fashion in Serravalle Designer Outlet near Milan in the Piemonte Region. The issue invites you to discover Italy as an LGBTQ+ wedding destination in addition to being a food destination. Discover Milano Town, what to do in the city and in the Rainbow District, or what’s new to see in Tuscany Region.
A Welcoming to LGBTQ+ Italy for All Global LGBTQ+ Travelers
Last but not least, the Issue debuts the brand-new Italian Protocol for Inclusive hospitality (Diversity and Inclusion Protocol), which is unequaled in Europe. The new Protocol guarantees the best possible hospitality to the LGBTQ+ community. Travel with peace of mind knowing that when you see this badge in Italy, you’ll be welcomed with open arms and a safe space to explore the country as your authentic self.