Home Destinations Europe Italy. Puglia is located in the southeastern region of Italy — the heel of the country's boot. It's a popular holiday retreat and a prime hotspot for gay travellers, particularly Gallipoli. It's also stunning, full of UNESCO sites like Alberobello, pretty cities like Lecce, lush landscapes like the Grotta della Poesia, and some of the best food of the entire country… orecchiete anyone? We also help to inspire you with our detailed gay guide to Puglia setting out our first-hand experience of the gay scene out here, the best gay hotels to stay, beaches, events and more.
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Soul-stirring and high-octane in equal measure, Naples is no less than an Italian masterpiece. But, romance and innate Neapolitan charm come together in all of them, making for a memorable stay. Besides that, the city also boasts a fascinating gay life. What makes Naples such an exciting place for LGBTQ travelers also is its historic sights, culture, and gorgeous natural surroundings.
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Italy is the country of artistic genius. And not only: even the Roman Vatican Museum witnesses how well-veiled sexual ambiguity comes up in statues and paintings. Not mentioning great politicians, such as Emperor Hadrian, who dedicated an entire villa to his favourite friend and lover, Antinoo in Tivoli , near Rome. Verona , town of Romeo and Juliet- but also the birthplace of the Roman poet Catullus, whose bisexuality animated all his poems.