Welcome to Gallipoli, the Ibiza of Italy! This year, for the first time, from 21st - 25th September 2017, Italy Gay Travels will be hosting the highly anticipated Italy Gay Summer Pride. A 4 day sensational Summer Party in one of the most beautiful undiscovered gems of Italy: the bay of Gallipoli (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 package price is the amazing Italy Gay Summer Pride Event Pass.
Day 1 - Thursday, September 21, 2017
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, September 22, 2017
Your Italy Gay Pride 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, September 23, 2017
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, September 24, 2017
Those feeling a little rough around the edges, have a hearty breakfast (included if you stay with us at Bellavista Club). Aftern you can chill out at 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. And will make you dance 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!
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 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
Victoria Palace Hotel is located on the beachfront in Gallipoli. It is an upmarket 4-star hotel in a quiet location, ideal for couples, groups and single travellers.
It is a stroll away from the beach on Lido San Giovanni, on the Ionian coast of Puglia. Its quiet serene location is also very close to the famous beaches, restaurants and nightclubs including Samsara Beach Club.
Victoria Palace Hotel has 32 rooms and 2 junior suites all elegantly decorated. The rooms are equipped with private facilities, bath or shower, hairdryer, air conditioning with thermostatic control, color TV with satellite, direct telephone and a mini-bar.
Most of the rooms have balconies with a pool view.
The restaurant at Victoria Palace Hotel Gallipoli offers a dining experience with cuisines from all regions of Italy, naturally accompanied by the finest wines of Salento.
The beach of Gallipoli is just 200 meters away. The private lido is accessible by shuttle bus and is 700 metres away. Beach service is included in Hotel Card.
Hotel Victoria also offers bar, laundry service for a fee, free unguarded parking, fitness gym, outdoor pool and garage.