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Italy Gay Summer Pride 2017

3-4 Nights Gay Beach Party in Gallipoli, Puglia

 Where: Gallipoli, Puglia

 Duration: 3/4 days

 From: €299 per person sharing in a double in exclusive 4 star hotel

2 people sharing at exclusive 4* Hotel Victoria Palace Gallipoli
(Room Matching Program available) (single supplement available)

roomTriple Rooms available. Long stay options available. If you are looking for a cheaper option, stay at our 3* partner hotel Bellavista Club in the centre of Gallipoli.

For any other inquiries please email for inquiries.

Date: 21-25 September 2017



Italy Gay Summer Pride Highlights

  • Make new friends from all over the world!
  • 3 or 4 night packages available. Starting from only €399 per person for 4 nights (early bird price: book by June 30), including accommodation at the exclusive Hotel Victoria Palace Gallipoli, Breakfast and the exclusive Italy Gay Summer Pride Event Pass
  • Fly direct to either Bari or Brindisi from many airports in Europe. Check here for the best flight options.
  • Cheap Optional Transfers from Bari and Brindisi airport and Lecce train station available: all the info here.
  • Stay in the exclusive 4-star Hotel Victoria Palace moments away from the beachfront, walking distance from the center of Gallipoli. Equipped with a pool, spa, gym, restaurant and private beach
  • Welcome Aperitif on Thursday Night, right on the beautiful bay of Gallipoli
  • VIP access to Samsara Beach Club for the duration of the event: cocktails, lunches and chilled out beats (eat your heart out Café del Mar)
  • Afternoon Beach Party at Samsara Beach Club on Friday and Saturday afernoon with the best beats until the sun sets down over the sea
  • Exclusive Friday Night Party in Le Mine Vaganti (Loose Cannons): a restored farmhouse now stage of our private Open Air Summer Party
  • Saturday Night Party at the biggest Gay Club of Southern Italy, Picador Village, infamously well known for the huge attendance of ‘local talent’
  • Explosive Closure Party on Sunday afternoon, right on the beach of Gallipoli, at one of the most famous beach clubs in the world, Samsara
  • Indulge in local cuisine: Puglia is famous for its culinary excellence and fresh produce
  • Discover still relatively unknown gems of Italy, Puglia and Salento
  • Room Matching Program. Are you coming on your own but still want to join in on the fun and make new friends from all over the world? Select the Room Matching Option in the booking form. We will match you with other people based on your personal preference!

Welcome to Gallipoli, the Ibiza of Italy!

This year, for the first time, from 21-25 September 2017, Italy Gay Travels will be hosting the highly anticipated Italy Gay Summer Pride. A 4 day Sensational Summer Event with 5 parties, on one of the most beautiful undiscovered gems of Italy: the bay of Gallipoli in Puglia (not in Turkey)!

Our Italy Gay Summer Pride gives you the chance 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. Gallipoli, and Puglia as a region, is developing a reputation for openness and tolerance. For this reason, Italy Gay Travels is confident that everybody can feel safe and be themselves in this beautiful stretch of Paradise.

Italy Gay Summer Pride is held in the heart of Salento, 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 long weekend is packed with beach, fun and sun! We have partnered with Victoria Palace Hotel, a beautiful 4-star hotel moments away from the beachfront, walking distance from the center of Gallipoli. This exclusive hotel comes equipped with a pool, spa, gym, restaurant and private beach ensuring that our guests needs are taken care of while they enjoy this party in paradise.

Included in the price is the amazing Italy Gay Summer Pride Event Pass.

The Italy Gay Summer Pride Event Pass includes:

  • Exclusive access to the VIP area of Samsara, one the most famous Beach Clubs in the world. This is valid for the duration of the tour and includes 2 free drinks (who doesn’t like cocktails on the Beach?).
  • Afternoon Beach Party at Samsara Beach Club on Friday and Saturday afernoon with the best beats until the sun sets down over the sea
  • 1 Free drink and canapes over the bay of Gallipoli on the Welcome Aperitif Evening
  • Entrance Ticket to Mine Vaganti Party on the Friday night, 2 drinks included
  • Entrance Ticket to the main party, Italy Gay Summer Pride Official Party, at Picador village, an exclusively gay club in Salento (get to know the local flavours of the area), 2 drinks included
  • Free bus/shuttle night transfer to and from the parties to the hotel
  • 2 Meal vouchers to be used at any time during your stay

Have a look at the programme of Italy Gay Summer Pride below. Just remember: Don’t feel obliged to go to the beach every day! If you prefer sightseeing or taking a cooking lesson or two, there are various other add-on options you can take. These include:

  • A guided excursion to Santa Maria di Leuca (another gem on the Adriatic Coast). Enjoy a lunch at a seaside restaurant, a cooking lesson learning to make local dishes and a tasting session of typical Salento liquors in a farm stable from 1800 in Villa La Meridiana
  • An exclusive excursion by boat to visit the sea caves.
  • Plenty other tours in and around Salento

Feel free to email us at for more details and to find out the cost of these add-ons.


Day 1: Thursday


For those arriving today, settle into the hotel and come and say hi in the meet and greet area! There, you will get all the information needed about the Italy Gay Summer Pride and collect your welcome pack. After, do as you please: relax, or have a stroll of the town. In the evening join our Sunset Aperitif over the bay of Gallipoli. You will get to meet your fellow Italy Gay Party goers and your hosts, Scruffy Gios and Kendall. Afterwards, feel free to stay at the bar or grab an artisan gelato in the old town. Gallipoli has many bars, restaurants and cafes: the night is always young here!


Day 2: Friday

Your Italy Gay Event Pass gives you unlimited VIP access to Samsara. Samsara Beach Club is one of the most exclusive beach clubs in the world. Why not hire a bike and cycle there along the beautiful Gallipoli coast? Or, if you are feeling lazy, just take the hotel transfer. Samsara Beach Club is set on a beautiful long stretch of sandy Caribbean like beaches and has relaxing chill-out music throughout the day. Sip on cocktails or refreshing local beers, and grab some food. Gallipoli beaches are a great place to forget the troubles of city life and really get into the vibe of Salento. Once here, just relax and breathe! Every afternoon at Samsara the music picks up a notch. You can watch the sun going down over the bay while getting into the party spirit with DJ beats.

At night join the Italy Gay Summer Pride Party at Mine Vaganti. As it it is set within an idyllic natural area near Gallipoli, this Masseria will give you a taste of the beautiful local countryside. Surrounded by acres and acres of ancient olive trees, you will feel like a celebrity partying in this private exclusive farmstead. This is a truly unique experience!


Day 3: Saturday

For those who are feeling fresh and sprucely, feel free to wander through the old or new town of Gallipoli.  Or again go to the beach. There are many natural wonders to discover and secret nooks and crannies. Why not use your meal vouchers for lunch or dinner at our selected restaurants? There you will have the opportunity to try out the local dishes and delicate wines.

The highly-anticipated Italy Gay Summer Pride Main Party will kick off at Picador Village. Join the fun at this all gay village set outdoors with amazing stage areas. You will have a unique party experience you will never forget. The party will have all the bells and whistles that you are expecting. Amazing DJ sets will keep those moves busting all night long. The venue is very popular with ‘local talent’! You will have plenty of opportunities to try out the local cuisine. And we promise: it’s not as spicy as it appears!


Day 4: Sunday

Those feeling a little rough around the edges, have a hearty breakfast and then relax by the pool, or head down to Samsara Beach Club.

Whatever you choose to do, make sure to join the Explosive Closure Party on  Gallipoli beach. Our DJs at Samsara will keep you moving on the sand all afternoon with their best beats. Guaranteed, you’ll be dancing until the sun goes down.

We hope you have the time of your life with us! And we hope to see you back again in 2018!

Italy Gay Summer Pride Event Pass: Included in all packages

Accommodation at 4* Hotel Victoria Palace Gallipoli (including breakfasts)

Early Bird Prices per person (book by June, 30)

Shared Double Shared Double (Room Matching Program) Double Room (single occupancy)
3 Night Package 299 299 €419
4 Night Package  €399  €399  €549