Friday, February 12, 2010

Italy Can Be A Wonderful Gay Destination

Italy is a nation famous for its romance, architecture, history and art and is a popular location for gay travel. The rich history, picturesque landscapes and unique culture have made Italy a popular setting for plays, books and movies and draws couples, families and friends to this beautiful country throughout the year to indulge in the food, admire the fashion and experience a wide variety of world-famous art and architecture. With many diverse destinations, including the winding pathways of Venice, the countryside dotted with sightseeing opportunities, ancient ruins and wineries, the vast museums of Florence and the thrilling nightlife of Milan, Italy is an ideal setting for gay vacations.

While Rome and Milan have the widest selection of gay bars and clubs, gay travel participants will find that Geneva, Florence, Bologna, Venice, Padua and many other tourist hotspots also have gay-owned and gay-friendly establishments offering a welcoming atmosphere for a night on the town during your gay vacation to Italy. Gay-owned and gay-friendly hotels can be found throughout Italy, such as the Hotel Porta Rossa " which is the second oldest hotel in Italy and just a short walk from numerous world-famous attractions, such as Michelangelo's David in the Galleria dellAccademia " or the gay-owned La Quircia Rosa and Villa le Masse in Tuscany.

The lesbian and gay community has a presence in most of Italy's more populous urban areas, which allows for many options for gay travel destinations in Italy. Florence, Bologna, Rome and Milan all have a gay and lesbian presence, with Milan generally considered as the most accepting city in Italy for gay vacations. There are a number of gay pride events throughout Italy and large lesbian and gay film festivals that draw in visitors from around the world, including the Florence Queer Festival, Turin International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and Milans Festival del Cinema Gay Lesbico e della Cultura Queer.

Enlisting the assistance of a travel agency that regularly arranges gay single travel to Italy or offers organized gay vacations to Italy is a good way to ensure that you will be working with someone who understands your particular needs and can guide you towards a safe, fulfilling gay vacation.

Whether you go to Italy for the food, the art, the wine, the history or the legends, there is bound to be a tour related to your interests and this really is the best way to take in all that Italy has to offer. Another tip for utilizing your time in Italy well is to book museum reservations ahead of time whenever possible. Italy is well-known for its remarkable museums and this will save you from standing in some very long lines.

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