Italy had always been a favorite destination for the global gay and lesbian markets, and we don't expect it to change in the near future.
Gay life in Italy showed great improvements the latest years, especially in big cities like Rome, Naples and Milan, while from the first months of 2016 we can clearly see that this will be a big year for the LGBT community of the country.
The Gay life in Romeis the most organised in the whole country. There are several gay events taking place in Rome while there are many gay parties, clubs and bars spread through the city.
Gay Milan is a very good alternate for the LGBT community. There are many gay events taking place there too (although not as many as Rome) but the gay nightlife isn't actually the best. We recommend you to choose a hotel in the central part of the city so that you can be more convenient to your shopping, sightseeing, eating as well as exploration of the gay nightlife with the public transportation.
Gay Naples, Florenceand Bologna come after the big cities referred above, hosting a satisfying gay scene that can keep you busy for some time. The gay scenes of these cities include gay bars, gay cruising clubs, gay saunas etc. The villages Torre del Lago and Porta Venezia are considered gay destinations due to their high level of gay acceptance.
Gay beaches in Italy are not similar to those you are used to finding in other popular gay destinations around the world. There are not any publicly known exclusively gay beaches but the number of secluded and alternative beaches that are visited mainly by gay audiences is truly surprising.
There is a gay cruising hotspot in every corner of Italy while in the big cities there are more than one. Major Italian cities like Bergamo, Rome, Naples, Milan, Florence and Bologna usually feature a vivid cruising scene that includes gay cruising clubs and saunas. Gay cruising in smaller towns and villages is usually about outdoor gay cruising spots!