Gay Capitals of Italy Tour

Rome, Florence, Naples

From €1990 or USD $2450

13 – 20 October 2018 

Other Dates available on request. Please inquiry.

Highlights

  • High Speed Trains to our all destinations
  • Discover masterpieces from the greats including Da Vinci and Michelangelo
  • Take in the must see key sights of Italy including the Colosseum, Vatican City, Sistine Chapel and Ponte Vecchio
  • Welcome Dinner near the Colosseum in Rome on the first evening
  • Gay Bar Hopping in Rome
  • Guided tour of the Classical Rome (the gay way of course)
  • Historic tour of the Roman Empire, find your inner gladiator!
  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Sourdough Pizza in an authentic Pizzeria in Naples
  • Guided tour of Florence
  • Aperitif near Piazzale Michelangelo to appreciate the sunset above Florence
  • Walking tour of Naples
  • Farewell Dinner in a Typical Restaurant of Naples
  • Bar hopping and gay nightlife of Naples
  • Travel with your Italy Gay Travels hosts, Sergio and Kendall

Rome, Florence, Turin

€1990 or USD $2190 sharing in a double room

Solo Traveler? You will share a double room with a fellow Traveler.

If you prefer your own room, please add a Single supplement of €690 or USD $749.

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Fly in to Rome airports, fly out from Turin

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Price per person (based on shared double room)

  • €1990 or USD $2290 sharing in a double room
  • Single supplement of €690 or USD $749

Paying a single supplement is not required. We will try to match you with a roommate if you are traveling alone and prefer to share a room. If this is not possible, a single supplement will be applied to your reservation before the final payment date.

 Services included
  • 7 Nights in 3 / 4 star hotels or  similar category Bed and Breakfast
  • All breakfasts
  • High Speed Trains to our all destinations
  • Welcome Dinner near the Colosseum in Rome on the first evening
  • Gay Bar Hopping in Rome
  • Guided tour of the Classical Rome (the gay way of course)
  • Historic tour of the Roman Empire, find your inner gladiator!
  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Pizza in Rome
  • Guided tour of Florence
  • Aperitif evening in Florence
  • Entrance and tour of the Uffizi Gallery
  • Entrance to Boboli gardens
  • Tour of Naples
  • Farewell Dinner in Naples
  • Bar hopping and gay nightlife of Naples

Services not included

  • Return flights
  • City Taxes
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Meals throughout the entire tour other than mentioned
  • Any other item not mentioned above
  • Insurance, tips and everything not listed as Included

Optional Extras

  • Typical dinner in Roma
  • Typical dinner in the area of San Niccolo’ in Oltrarno, Florence

Single supplement per person

  • €690 or USD $749 in single room

Paying a single supplement is not required. We will try to match you with a roommate if you are traveling alone and prefer to share a room. If this is not possible, a single supplement will be applied to your reservation before the final payment date

Duration

  • 8 days / 7 nights (6 days of activities)
This tour is accessible to anyone in relatively good shape. There will be a fair amount of walking.
En suite rooms in 4 star Hotels and B&B. 7 breakfasts included.
You will be provided with an assistance number you can call us at any time during your stay.

Join Italy Gay Travels on an amazing Tour of the Italian Gay Capitals: Rome, Florence and Naples.

Yes, take in all the key sights in one tour! Rome and Florence have been both Capitals of Italy since 1861, the year Italy was unified. You too can now join the unification on the Gay Capitals exclusive tour! Start your journey from Rome, the most recent Capital of Italy. Find your inner gladiator and see for yourself why everyone falls in love with the Eternal City. Classical architecture, Imperial heritage and not to mention world known cuisine await you on this Gay Capitals Tour. Our Guided Tour of the Vatican Museums also gives insight into the untold gay history of one of the best known museums of the world. Next it is off to Florence, the second Capital of Italy (1865-1871). Immerse yourself in the Baroque soul of the world that is of course, Florence. Guided tours and sunset views on ‘Ponte Vecchio’ are but a few of the tantalising surprises on this Gay Capitals Tour. Finally Naples: the World Capital of Pizza! You will discover this charming seaside city, full of life and history!

You will also meet like-minded gay men from all over the world on this all gay Tour. The Gay Capitals of Italy tour allows you to discover the lifestyles of the most fascinating gay hotspots in Italy. Don’t delay, book now as all roads lead to Rome but spaces are limited!

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Day 1: Saturday

Welcome

Welcome to Rome: the Eternal City! This is a destination on everyone’s bucket list and our Gay Capitals Tour naturally starts here.

Make your way to your accommodation, smack bang in the centre of the city and settle in. Here you will meet your hosts and get your Gay Capitals of Italy Tour welcome pack. Join your fellow Gay Travellers and your tour hosts, Sergio and Kendall in the evening for a Complimentary Welcome Dinner near the Colosseum. Here we will all get to meet each other and have a full briefing on the adventure that lies ahead. After dinner (Roman Style) we go gay bar hopping: the first Drink is on us!

  • Meals included: Welcome Dinner
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Day 2: Sunday

Classical Rome

After a hearty breakfast we take in our first visit: a guided tour of Classical Rome. Here you will admire historical masterpieces including Piazza della Repubblica with its central fountain and Fontana della Naiadi. Stroll the streets of Historical Rome and get your pennies ready to throw over your shoulder into the ornate Trevi Fountain (recently refurbished). Visit the Pantheon, one of the best preserved buildings in Rome from ancient times and finally arriving in the awe-inspiring Piazza Navona, lined with cafes and restaurants and centered by the magnificent fountain by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, coffee anyone?

Free time in the afternoon to enjoy lunch and stroll around Rome as you wish, or take a siesta!

  • Meals included: Breakfast
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Day 3: Monday

Imperial Rome

After breakfast we take a guided tour of the Roman Empire. This tour allows you to discover the heart and soul of Rome. Key sights include Piazza Venezia, to admire Il Vittoriano, the massive faux-classical monument to Italy’s Vittorio Emanuele II as well as the Church of St. Peter in Chains. The final stop is a tour of the magnificent Colosseum. No fighting over the artefacts boys unless you want to put on your armour and sandals and give us a show!

After lunch on your own, we will meet again in the early afternoon for a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel (skip-the-line entrance fee included). Our very special Gay Tour will let you discover a superb collection of homoerotic art which has been housed in this place for many years. After, we will make our way to the magnificent Sistine Chapel painted by Michelangelo: we will also discover the secret love stories and scandals occurred within the Papal rooms.

Soon after the guided tour, everybody will be free to relax as they please, before heading to dinner in the trendy Trastevere. A typical experience is on us: Italy Gay Travels will let you taste one of the best meals around.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
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Day 4:Tuesday

Rome – Florence

After breakfast, we will take the High Speed Train to our next Italian destination: Florence. In only 2 hours we will reach the Baroque Capital of Italy. Here you will check-in at the hotel and have some free time to enjoy lunch. An afternoon tour of Florence is next on the Gay Capitals of Italy Tour. Discover incredible masterpieces including David: Michelangelo’s masterpiece, in the Gallery of the Academy of Florence. Admire the magnificent Santa Maria del Fiore, celebrated for its magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi, peer into the Baptisterys’ renowned ‘Gates of Paradise’ by Ghiberti. Spend time in Signoria Square and end the tour at the splendid Ponte Vecchio, known as the ‘Old Bridge’.

Later, Italy Gay Travels invites you to join a charming aperitif near Piazzale Michelangelo to appreciate the sunset above Florence before heading to dinner.

Optional typical dinner in the area of San Niccolo’ in Oltrarno.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
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Day 5: Wednesday

Florence

After breakfast the group will join a tour of the Uffizi Gallery which provides insight into the history of the structure and its collections. Admire the famous works of Giotto, Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci. Afterwards we head to the Boboli gardens (entrance fee included), situated behind the Pitti Palace. Boboli Park is the most famous park in the city of Florence. Here the Medici family created the model of the ‘Italian garden’ which was a source of inspiration for many European courts.

Enjoy the rest of the day to explore Florence on your own, doing some shopping or relaxing at the hotel

  • Meals included: Breakfast
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Day 6: Thursday

Florence – Naples

After breakfast we take a High Speed Train that brings us directly into the World Capital City of Pizza: Naples, only 3 hours away.

Check-in at the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day as you like. Relax, enjoy some shopping, head to the beach: it is up to you how you want to spend the rest of the day.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
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Day 7: Friday

Naples

After breakfast the Gay Capitals of Italy Tour group will meet to join a guided tour of Naples. We will visit famous landmarks such as the Royal Palace, the Spanish Quarters and the Maschio Angioino. After lunch we reconvene to reach Castel dell’Ovo, a seaside castle whose name derives from a legend about the Roman poet Virgil and the oldest standing fortification in Naples. From here you can enjoy the beautiful sea view and admire Mount Vesuvius. From Castel dell’Ovo we will reach Posillipo, the romantic residential quarter of the city located along the northern coast famous for its houses by the water.

Later in the afternoon we will enjoy a tour around the famous Piazza Bellini, a bustling Piazza in the center of the city where you will find a multitude of gay friendly restaurants, cafes, and bars and the heart of the Gay night life of this city.

For the Farewell Dinner we will enjoy the best Pizza in Town in the center of Naples, on us of course.

We will finish the night bar hopping and discovering the gay nightlife of Naples.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
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Day 8: Saturday

See you soon!

After breakfast, we all say goodbye (no tears hopefully) and hope that we see you the next time in Sunny Italy.

If your flight back is from Rome, there are frequent and fast High Speed Train back to Rome, only 1 hour away.