Gay Group Trip: Rome, Florence And Naples
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LGBTQ+ Italians enjoy a host of equality and anti-discrimination laws. However, same-sex couples are not able to adopt children together, and the country recently elected an anti-LGBTQ+ government. Italy is a very religious country, but the major cities are all home to vibrant gay scenes.
Arrive in the wonderful city of Naples. Check into the hotel and explore the city at your own pace.
You’ll go on a private tour of Naples after breakfast. Key landmarks include the Spanish Quarters, the Royal Palace and Maschio Angioino (also known as Castel Nuovo). You’ll then visit Castel dell’Ovo which boasts wonderful views of Mount Vesuvius.
In the afternoon, you’ll visit Piazza Bellini, the bustling heart of Naples. It’s packed with restaurants, cafes, and some gay bars.
You’ll have a farewell dinner in a pizzeria and then explore the gay nightlife.
After breakfast, you’ll head to the marina and board a hydrofoil to stylish Capri, a historical European gay hotspot. Join a small group boat to explore the island, swim in crystalline waters, and enjoy free time for lunch and shopping. In the evening, savour complimentary Neapolitan pizza before returning to Naples.
Take the high-speed train to Florence. Check into the hotel and then you’ll go on a city tour. Florence is one of the most aesthetically pleasing cities in Europe and it’s packed with so many great artworks. You’ll discover many of them, including Michelangelo’s David, one of the great homoerotic artworks. It’s displayed in the Gallery of the Academy of Florence.
You’ll also visit Santa Maria del Fiore, a Gothic cathedral with a stunning dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi – a founding father of the Renaissance.
In the morning, you’ll go on a walking tour of the city. You’ll see major artworks by da Vinci and Botticelli throughout the city.
The most famous park in Florence is Boboli Park. It’s just behind Pitti Palace, the former seat of the Medici family. They created the model Italian garden here, an aesthetic that inspired many European courts. Evening at leisure.
Today you’ll discover classical Rome. You’ll explore Villa Borghese, the beautiful park in the centre of Rome. In the park, you’ll visit the Galleria Borghese an art gallery housed in a grand villa with stunning gardens. It’s a gorgeous setting and it houses many of Italy’s greatest artworks, including masterpieces by Bernini and Caravaggio.
Morning at leisure. We can set up a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel – you won’t even have to queue.
In the afternoon, you’ll set out on a walking tour of Rome. You’ll visit key sites, such as Piazza Venezia where we’ll see the Church of St. Peter in Chains. Our last stop will be the Colosseum. You’ll have dinner together in the chic Trastevere district.
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Rome airport for your return flight.
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