The Single Week designed by us at Italy Gay Travels is the trip all the singles have been waiting for! Don’t you just hate going on a trip where half the people are loved up and you are left looking on? We say no more, we here at Italy Gay Travels have created an amazing Luxury Gay Foodies Tour in Puglia only for singles. Yes sorry couples, you will have to join another tour.
Save the date and book now: 21-27 October 2018! This amazing single week costs only €1490 if you book by September 25. And it is all inclusive! This will be the perfect opportunity to discover Puglia with other like-minded single gay people from around the globe.
Our Food and Wine tour is packed with activities including:
Learning to cook like a local; Gastronomy meals from the best parts of the region; Visits to local markets; Wine tasting and olive oil degustation; Visits to key sights of Puglia, including Alberobello, Ostuni and Polignano a Mare.
Meet new friends (and maybe the love of your life?) from all over the world while staying in luxury accommodation in a private villa, just for us!
Have you ever heard of The Bear-Naked Chef? He is the Celebrity Chef who is taking the world by storm! And yes, he is 100% Italian meat! Check his personal Youtube channel to have an idea of his amazing performances… in the kitchen!
The heel of the boot of Italy, Puglia, is without a doubt one of the sunniest and most lively parts of the country, famous for its food, beaches, breathtaking landscapes… and hot men!
Puglia is home to some of the best cheeses (does burrata ring a bell?) and wines in Italy. Primitivo and Negroamaro are the talk on everyone’s lips. On our Gay Holiday for the Foodies you will become a connoisseur as well as getting a little tipsy too! Puglia is also one of the biggest producers of Olive Oil in the World: you will learn about the secrets of olive oil production (at the time of olive harvest) by the masters of the trade.
The cuisine of Puglia is based mainly on vegetables, grains, and beans and uses only the freshest seasonal produce. Most traditions have been handed down over the centuries and now you too can get this first hand information.
The main ingredients in the kitchen of Puglia are Love and Passion. You will learn to cook like a local while exploring the amazing sights of this fertile land and visiting historic towns along the way. The beautiful Baroque city of Lecce and the Southeastern-most tip of Italy, Santa Maria di Leuca to name just a few.
And if it all gets a bit much, stress not: our on-site massage therapist is there to cater for your needs. Services include holistic, deep-tissue and sports massage.
We will spend a full week in a Villa overlooking the sea. The Villa has all the charm that you’d expect from a boutique hotel: swimming pool, terrace sundowners and amazing views out into the Olive Grove!
Set among ancient Roman terrain and surrounded by acres and acres of olive and fruit trees, this incredible spot tells the story of Puglia. Here our local chefs will teach you how to cook like a local. You will taste the best authentic dishes of Southern Italy’s infamous cuisine: orecchiette, panzerotti, fresh line seafood.
We will conclude the week with a farewell party. We will invite the locals for an unforgettable dinner party by the pool, an al fresco BBQ cooked by the Bear-Naked Chef.
After last years’ success, Italy Gay Summer Party 2018 is back. Bigger, better and with even more fun. Join a selected group of avid gay travellers basking in the sunshine and beaches of Gallipoli, Puglia for the gay party of the year, 31 August to 2 September 2018.
Italy Gay Summer Party 2018 is held in the heart of Puglia, an awe inspiring natural landscape in the southernmost tip of Italy (sunshine guaranteed). Amazing food, Caribbean-like sandy beaches, hot boys and friendly locals… should we go on?
Our Gay Party is the perfect opportunity to discover one of the trendiest holiday destinations in Italy. Puglia is the talk on everyone’s lips and it is no surprise the gay community in Italy and around the world are flocking here.
Pride on the Beach of Italy 2018: The Programme
Each morning, our guests will have plenty of options to choose from. They can relax while taking a stroll along the windy streets of the old town of Gallipoli; sip cocktails by the pool or head down to the beach.
Pride attendees guests will receive unlimited VIP access to Lido Por do Sol, the only gay-run lido in Gallipoli bay. Lido Por do Sol is set on a beautiful long stretch of sandy beaches and has relaxing chill-out music throughout the day. Excellent cocktails and great local food will be the perfect complement for the day.
For guests feeling curious or adventurous and willing to explore the amazing surroundings, guided excursions to some of the most beautiful locations in the area are on offer, rich in cultural and natural beauty. Our guests can visit Santa Maria di Leuca at the Southernmost tip of Puglia, where they can enjoy lunch by the seaside, a cooking lesson trying their hand at local dishes and tasting sessions of typical Salento liquors.
Why not visit Lecce, the ‘Florence of the South’ or Otranto, 2 gem cities that are filled with architectural beauty and centuries-old history?
On Friday afternoon, the Gay Party of Summer 2018 starts with a delectable aperitif – dinner and 2 drinks of your choice over the enchanting bay of Gallipoli. Il Bastione bar is perfectly located to watch the sun set over the bay, with great company.
We have selected an exclusive spot where we can all mingle and drink whilst tasting local appetizers and getting to know each other. From here we can take a stroll around the beautiful historic centre of Gallipoli, discovering all its nooks and crannies.
We then will make our way to the new town, a short 10 minutes’ walk from the Old Town. For those wishing to continue, we will head to LED, the gay bar in Gallipoli
where you can drink and mingle with the local talent.
On Saturday afternoon, the highly-anticipated Gallipoli Boat Gay Pride Party sets sail. Up to 100 local and international men from all over the world will enjoy an unforgettable boat party packed with sun and fun! Italy Gay Travels’ charter boat will make its way in the port of Gallipoli and drift around its beautiful bay. You can jump on and off at will and swim in its turquoise waters.
There will be a welcoming glass of Prosecco followed by white wine or soft drinks and light appetizers. The boat ride will last around 4 hours. DJ beats will be playing while Italy Gay Travels hosts this fun filled boat ride.
On Saturday night, the Official Pride Dinner is an Al fresco dining experience like no other at Matador Brasserie! With the finest selection of grilled meat available, your mouths will be drooling with the smell of local Bombette and sausages. Now now boys, there’s plenty to share for everyone.
Soon after the Official DInner, the Italy Gay Summer Main Party will kick off with Pride at Picador Village. Picador is the biggest gay club in Southern Italy: the best beats will be brought to Italy by international DJs. This all gay village is set outdoors with amazing stage areas: a unique party extravaganza our guests will never forget. Amazing DJ sets will keep those moves busting all night long. The venue is very popular among the ‘local talent’!
Our guests will have plenty of opportunities to try out the local cuisine. We promise: it’s not as spicy as it appears!
On Sunday afternoon Lido Por Do Sol will be the main stage for the Explosive Closure Party of this amazing Pride festival, right on the sand of the beautiful beach of Gallipoli. Our DJs will keep our guests moving on the beach all afternoon with their best beats! It will be a sunset not to be forgotten.