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Italy Art Capitals Gay Tour - Milan, Florence & Rome

Italy Art Capitals Gay Tour
Milan, Florence & Rome

Milan, Florence, Rome & Vatican

8 Days from Milan to Rome, Italy

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Florence, Italy gay tourOn this 8 days trip you will visit the three most appreciated cities of Italy! Join this classic 3 cities tour and visit the 3 art & history capitals of Europe. If you wish to see Milan, Florence and Rome in one go - this one is definitely for you! Walk the alleys and lanes where the greatest of the arts walked and visit their most notable, renowned works. Visit the 3 big cities of Italy and explore its amazing, bustling night life and gay scene! If you are an art and history savvy by day and a fun seeker by night – this one is definitely for you!

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Tour to three of the most appreciated cities in Italy. Milan, Florence and Rome, where to experience and get deep inside the gay and lesbian Italian life while admiring some of the main artworks that have made these cities so much appreciated by everyone. Time to experience the tours following in the footsteps of great homosexual personalities of the past, from Leonardo da Vinci in Milan to Michelangelo in Rome, passing through the wonderful Tuscany, one of the most gay friendly region in Italy.


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Italy Art Capitals - Milan, Florence & Rome Gay Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Milan, Italy
Ciao and welcome to the Italian peninsula!

Upon arrival get transferred from the airport to your hotel in the great city of Milan!

As night falls, feel free to go out and explore the rich nightlife Milan has to offer. The main gay area is Porta Venezia and Corso Buenos Aires. Start your gay night out at Leccomilano bar and continue to Amnesia, Magazzini Generali Club, Borgo, Vanilla or Plastic dance clubs as the night deepens.

Optional - Meet your OUTstading Travel representative for 2 hours gay bars hopping to taste the real local gay life of Milan!

Overnight in Milan


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Day 2 - Milan with Leonardo (Da Vinci)
After breakfast start your walking day tour of Milan.

Meet your guide and explore one of the fashion capitals of the world by starting in Duomo Square with the view of Milan's Cathedral. Continue to amazing Victor Emmanuel Gallery, a pedestrian mall built in the 1800s with its large arched glass ceiling.

Follow the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci with the Leonardo Da Vinci walking tour. Visit the Dominican convent with the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, the house of the most important masterpieces in the world: the “Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci. This enigmatic and mysterious masterpiece is still a source of debates. Continue with following the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci and his private life and relationship with Salaino, his favorite disciples. Afterwards walk through Brera district, with the famous Pinacoteca di Brera and the Artists Quarter.

Get back to your hotel and rest before exploring the city by night. Milan has a great night life, with a bustling gay scene!

Overnight in Milan.


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Day 3 - Florence, Italy
After breakfast get some free time for more exploring and shopping through the famous fashion streets of Milan like Via della Spiga and Via Montenapoleone, in the “Quadrilatero della Moda”.

Then, with the high speed train arrive to your next Italian destination: the amazing Florence!

After checking into your central hotel, feel free to go out and see what the city has to offer - explore Florence's gay scene at the Piccolo Cafe, The Crisco Club or The Butterfly Kiss bar.

Overnight in Florence.


Day 4 - Renaissance day in Florence
After breakfast meet your guide and start your Florence walking tour. Discover the Gallery of the Academy of Florence with the imposing Michelangelo's sculpture, David. Continue your tour in the city center, the throbbing heart and the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance art movement.

After lunch & visiting the city’s hotspots and appreciating its splendid gems, continue to Uffizi Gallery where you can see the famous works of Giotto, Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci. Visit the magical Boboli gardens, situated behind the Pitti Palace and one of the most famous parks 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.

Return to the hotel. Overnight in Florence.


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Day 5 - Rome, Italy
After breakfast have some free time for touring and shopping.

Around lunch time take your high speed train to the Capital: the eternal Rome!

Upon arriving in Rome, check into your central hotel and get ready for exploring Rome's exciting nightlife! The gay area of Rome is next to the Colosseum with most of its bars and cafes such as Coming Out bar or Muccassassina Club.

Optional - Meet your OUTstading Travel representative for 2 hours gay bars hopping to taste the real local gay life of Rome!

Overnight in Rome


Day 6 - 2 countries in 1 city
After breakfast meet your guide for your Rome & Vatican walking tour.

Visit the ancient Rome with the legendary Colosseum, one of the largest amphitheater built by Roman Empire with more than 50,000 seats, in which gladiator contests and public events took place.

Continue to the Roman Forum and explore the magnificent Roman Empire ruins. Head to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, who was gay and catholic - discover the superb collection of homoerotic art which has been housed in this place for many years, along with the beautiful Greek and Roman sculptures. Learn about the secret love stories and scandals occurred within the Papal rooms.

Have the rest of the night for partying or relaxing at the hotel.

Overnight in Rome.


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Day 7 - When in Rome...
After breakfast head to Tivoli with your driver. Visit the spectacular Villa d'Este and the archaeological area of Villa Adriana (Hadrian’s Villa), both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In these unique sceneries, poets, painters and rich aristocrats used to come in the 19th century during their Grand Tour.

Head back to Rome for the last night in this breathtaking city!

Overnight in Rome.


Day 8 - Departure day
After breakfast, transfer to the airport in Rome for your flight back with everlasting memories of an amazing trip!


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Italy Art Capitals - Milan, Florence & Rome Gay Tour Hotel Options

Select from 3 different category Milan, Florence & Rome hotel options.

Option 1 - 5 Star Hotels

The Westin Palace Hotel, Milan
The Westin Palace Hotel, MilanA Historic Luxury hotel in Milan traditionally preferred by high society for social events & private celebrations, The Westin Palace Milan since years represents an elegant and sophisticated meeting point for local and international travelers. The 5 star hotel is conveniently located in an up and coming and well connected area of Milan thanks to good access to all the main transportation links.

Showcasing a fitness center and hammam, The Westin Palace Hotel guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and private parking is available on site.

The Westin Palace Milan Hotel RoomAll rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Some accommodations include a sitting area to relax in after a busy day. Each room has a private bathroom equipped with a bathtub. Extras include slippers and free toiletries.

Westin hotels are all about a better you. The Westin Palace Milan combines the Westin Super Foods with local Italian cuisine, creating a unique dining experience at all our restaurants and bars. Enjoy an apertif with friends or a leasurely Sunday brunch here in the centre of Milan.


Helvetia & Bristol Hotel, Florence
Helvetia & Bristol Hotel, FlorenceA historic townhouse in the heart of Florence with timeless charm. A wonderful 19th-century palazzo, a few steps from Palazzo Strozzi: characterized by timeless charm and excellent service.

Helvetia&Bristol Firenze – Starhotels Collezione perfectly placed at the central point of the city's historical and cultural geography, our doorstep leads to discovery. Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, guests can enjoy the on-site bar. The Hotel Helvetia & Bristol offers a wide range of services designed to enhance your stay in the heart of Florence.

Helvetia & Bristol Florence Hotel RoomEvery room at this hotel is air conditioned and has a flat-screen TV. Certain units have a sitting area where you can relax. You will find a kettle in the room. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and slippers.

At Hotel Helvetia & Bristol, the culture of excellence extends to the gourmet restaurant Hostaria Bibendum and the Bar Bibendum, two distinguished, discreet environments where guests can experience the art of authentic Italian taste. The discerning selection of exquisite wines and special ingredients, the passion of local producers, and the promotion of the territory come to the fore in the expertly crafted cocktails and the rich menu, inspired by tradition.


Ambasciatori Palace Hotel, Rome
Ambasciatori Palace Hotel, RomeA 10-minute walk from the Trevi Fountain, the Ambasciatori Palace Hotel is on Rome's chic Via Veneto. The property is in an early 20th-century building with luxurious rooms and free Wi-Fi.

Elegant and all air-conditioned, rooms at the Ambasciatori Palace Hotel come with precious fabrics and either carpeted or parquet floors.

The on-site American Bar offers drinks. Homemade cake, pastries and Italian coffee are included in the buffet breakfast every morning.

Ambasciatori Palace Rome Hotel RoomOverlooking Via Veneto, La Terrazza Restaurant serves Italian specialties and international cuisine. Meals can be enjoyed al fresco or in the refined dining room, with fine works of art on the walls.

Just under a quarter of a kilometer from the Ambasciatori Palace Hotel, the Barberini-Fontana di Trevi Metro offers direct services to the Vatican Museums, Spanish Steps and Termini Station. The Villa Borghese park is a 5-minute walk away.


The Westin Palace Hotel in Milan (Classic Superior room), or similar
Helvetia & Bristol Hotel in Florence (Deluxe room), or similar
Ambasciatori Palace Hotel in Rome (Superior room), or similar

Double Occupancy: from €2,780 EUR per person
Private Single Room: from €4,110 EUR


Option 2 - 4 Star Hotels

The Hub Hotel, Milan
The Hub Hotel, MilanSituated in the heart of Business Congress & Exhibitions Area, close to Fieramilano Rho & Fieramilano City, The HUB is a 4 star Urban Hotel. Remarkable for its contemporary design, the hotel offers 162 rooms, eclectic open spaces, perfect to set any kind of event, and an impressive Meeting Center with 9 rooms, provided with Restaurant, Bar, a cozy Garden Lounge, Garage, Shuttle service, free Wi-Fi.

Don’t miss the panoramic wellness area, SPA Sensation, situated on the fourteenth floor, with Swimming Pool, Gym & Spa, sauna and steam room. The staff will provide the customer with advice and a wide offer of beauty treatments and massages.

The Hub Milan Hotel roomThe Hub Hotel Comfort rooms are decorated with a contemporary touch: wooden parquet, that beautifully contrast with the stone covering and the glass and steel details in the bathroom, creating a refined harmony. All rooms are equipped with an efficient, automatically adjustable air-conditioning system, LCD flat screen with satellite TV, cable and Wi-Fi internet connection, minibar, telephone, safe, kettle with a selection of coffee, tea and herbal tea, bathroom with shower and hair drier.

The cosmopolitan and contemporary allure of the Restaurant perfectly translates the Chic & Cool essence of Milan. Mirror Lounge & Restaurant provides a warm welcome in a wide room decorated with a modern design pieces, extremely luminous and facing the gardens outside the Hotel.


Cellai Hotel, Florence
Cellai Hotel, FlorenceHotel Cellai is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence, surrounded by monuments, churches and buildings of extraordinary beauty. All the most interesting and evocative city sites are within a short walking distance, passing through little streets full of charm and mystery.

This exclusive hotel in Florence is very close to the San Lorenzo Market, hosted in a gigantic iron and glass building, where natives gather to buy local food and wine specialties. The Galleria dell'Accademia is just a short distance away, hosting the famous David by Michelangelo, as is the Duomo with its splendid dome by Brunelleschi..

Cellai Florence Hotel roomOn entering this charming hotel in Florence, you will immediately sense its special intimate atmosphere that makes you feel like being in your own florentine home. Each detail has been passionately chosen and each room deserves a visit. Hotel Cellai style mixes valuable antiques and original artworks with an unexpected eclectic contemporary twist. The entire House recalls the ancient ‘Palazzi’ of times past where young European aristocrats lived while discovering the beauty and the artistic mysteries of Italy.

The rooms of Hotel Cellai are extremely comfortable, equipped with warm and precious materials and personalized with authentic antiques expertly chosen one by one in the many markets of Tuscany.


Romanico Palace Hotel, Rome
Romanico Palace Hotel, RomeThis luxurious hotel offers a refined and courteous atmosphere, with its frescoes and marble floors. The property is just outside Villa Borghese park, and less than half a kilometer from the Spanish Steps.

The Hotel Romanico Palace features an imperial style. Each room features elegant furnishings, marble floors, and antique furniture. The fine-marble bathrooms are complete with bathtub or shower, and some with spa bathtub. They include a satellite LCD TV, air conditioning, and a minibar.

Romanico Palace Rome Hotel roomA continental buffet breakfast is served daily on the rooftop terrace with breathtaking view of Rome. The Romanico Palace features a gym and spa center with sauna, relaxing area, and Turkish bath. Use of the gym is free, but the spa services cost extra.

There is also a bus stop in front of the hotel, with services to the rest of the city. Piazza Barberini square is a quarter mile away.


The Hub Hotel in Milan (Comfort room), or similar
Cellai Hotel in Florence (Superior room), or similar
Romanico Palace Hotel in Rome (Deluxe room), or similar

Double Occupancy: from €2,110 EUR per person
Private Single Room: from €3,500 EUR


Option 3 - 3 Star Hotel

Eco Hotel La Residenza, Milan
Eco Hotel La Residenza, MilanEco-Hotel La Residenza is a pleasant and modern environmentally friendly hotel in Milan, where you can feel at home in a relaxing family atmosphere. The historical old town centre of Milan, central station and main sights are all within reach, thanks to the Metropolitana underground MM3 Affori Centro station in the nearest vicinity. The hotel is located in in a tranquil part of the city surrounded by greenery, near Maciachini square, Niguarda and Galeazzi Hospital and Alcatraz Night Club.

Bio-restaurant offers delicious wellness menus made from organic, biodynamic farming foodstuffs (the ‘zero-kilometre’ principle) and branded with a Fairtrade certificate mark. We invite you to discover old, long-forgotten tastes of the traditional local cuisine.

Eco Hotel La Residenza roomEach room in Eco-Hotel La Residenza is equipped with a private bathroom with a bathtub or shower, a satellite TV, a safe, air conditioning, mini bar, direct dial telephone and voice mail, low energy bulbs, antibacterial mineral paints on the walls and parquet floors to minimize possible sources of allergies. On demand we provide hypoallergenic pillows.

Rooms and bathrooms, floors, windows and all common areas of the hotel are cleaned on a daily basis with environmentally-friendly detergents with an EFDL sign, 98% biodegradable within 24 hours, absolutely non-toxic for the staff and guests.


Duomo Firenze Hotel, Florence
Duomo Firenze Hotel, FlorenceHotel Duomo, an amazing "point of view" in the center of Florence! Focus for a moment on the location of our hotel and our rooms with a view... There is no hotel in Florence that can be proud of their location like Duomo Firenze Hotel. If you lean out of the rooms’ windows you feel like you are touching the Cathedral with your hands. Having breakfast under the "Brunelleschi's Dome" will be a unique and unforgettable experience.

The hotel is located only 700 meters from the main train station of Santa Maria Novella (SMN), easily reachable on foot or by taxi.

Duomo Firenze Hotel roomThe Duomo Firenze Hotel rooms include a private bathroom equipped with a bidet. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is available.

There is a 24-hour front desk, a shared lounge, concierge services and a shops at the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.


Princeps Boutique Hotel, Rome
Princeps Boutique Hotel, RomeThe Princeps Rome Monti is an elegant boutique hotel with 20 rooms, occupying the fourth floor of one of the oldest and most impressive palaces of the Monti district, the first district in the heart of historic Rome. The building, whose foundations were included in the large park of the Domus Aurea of Nero, belonged to the noble Italian family of Aragona from the end of 1800.

Inside, the blend of minimalist design and furnishings and classical tradition, provides a harmonious balance between old and new: a unique, timeless space in a 3 star hotel in Rome.

Princeps Boutique roomEvery room at Princeps Boutique Hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some accommodations have a sitting area for your convenience. You will find a kettle in the room. All rooms are fitted with a private bathroom equipped with a shower. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Domus Aurea is half a kilometer from Princeps Boutique Hotel, and Quirinale Palace is half a kilometer from the property.


Eco Hotel La Residenza in Milan (Standard room), or similar
Duomo Firenze Hotel in Florence (Standard room), or similar
Princeps Boutique Hotel in Rome (Standard room), or similar

Double Occupancy: from €1,780 EUR per person
Private Single Room: from €3,110 EUR


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Where Elegance meets culture.
Milan is the capital of the Lombardy region, and the largest metropolitan area in Italy.

It is Italy's main industrial and financial centre and one of the most significant in the world, with its massive fashion and industrial design industries.

This city has become a synonym for innovation & cutting-edge, trend-setter style.

Milan is also the home for countless museums, theatres and landmarks such is the famous gothic Milan Cathedral, Sforza Castel and the 'Last Supper' by Leonardo Da Vinci.


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Some of the greatest artists and influencial people of all times have wandered the streets and alleys of this magnificent city!

Soak in Milan's atmosphere and reignite your passion and inspiration!

This city has the biggest and most lively gay scene in Italy, scattered all over the city with no specific area.

So if you are looking for a city with culture sight seeing and exclusive shoppping during the day and an energetic night scene as evening falls, Milan is the one!


Florence Gay Travel


Visit the Renaissance city!
Florence, a centre of medieval trade and finance and long ruled by the Medici family, was the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, represented by such names as Michelangelo, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Machiavelli. Florence is world-famous especially for its art and architecture and has been one of the most visited cities in Europe for centuries. Everywhere you look, you can find meticulously designed structures, alleys and piazzas.

The proximity to the Chianti and Tuscany regions has 'taken a toll' on Florence and the city is a majot hub for world class wine and olive oil.


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Florence has a relatively small gay scene comparing to the other big cities of Italy. Most of the local gay men who live in the area, are located outside of the city.

However, Florence has few local gay bars and saunas to offer such as the Piccolo Cafe with its laid back atmosphere and Fabrik club, the largest in the area,15 km from Florence city centre.

If you are looking to combine an endless amount of art with great food and wine, Florence is the place for you!


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A fusion of the old and the contemporary.
Built more than 2500 years ago and the birthplace of the powerful Roman Empire, Rome is the synonym for aesthetic structures, extravagant fountains and super delicious cuisine!

Rome is considered to be one of the birthplaces of western civilisation along with the Baroque art movement.

A trip to Rome is as much about lapping up the dolce vita lifestyle as gorging on art and culture. Idling around picturesque streets, whiling away hours at streetside cafes, people-watching on pretty piazzas – these are all an integral part of the Roman experience.


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The tempo rises as the heat of the day gives way to the evening cool and the fashionably dressed aperitivo (pre-dinner drinks) crowd descends on the city's bars and cafes. Restaurants and trattorias hum with activity and cheerful hordes mill around popular haunts before heading off to cocktail bars and late-night clubs.

With our special tour guides you will get to explore the Roman ruins by day and the bustling night life by night!

Rome has a vibrant, lively gay scene with many bars, clubs and gay beaches. Have a cocktail in one of the bars on Via San Giovanni street in Laterano with the background of the Colosseum. Have a tan in one of the gay beaches In Ostia district!


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What's Included

• 7 overnights at the mentioned hotels on Bed and Breakfast Basis

• Private transfer from Milan Malpensa Airport to the hotel (Day 1)

• Private walking tour with an English speaking guide of the city of Milan (Day 2)

• Public transportation ticket in Milan - valid for 24 hours

• Private transfer from the hotel to the train station in Milan (Day 3)

• High speed train from Milan to Florence (Day 3)

• Private transfer from the train station to the hotel in Florence (Day 3)

• Private walking tour with an English speaking guide of the city of Florence (Day 4)

• Public transportation ticket in Florence - valid for 24 hours

• Private transfer from the hotel to the train station in Florence (Day 5)

• High speed train from Florence to Rome (Day 5)

• Private transfer from the train station to the hotel in Rome (Day 5)

• Private walking tour with an English speaking guide of the city of Rome & the Vatican (Day 6)

• Public transportation ticket in Rome - valid for 24 hours

• Private excursion to Tivoli with an English speaking driver (Day 7)

• Private transfer from the hotel to Flumicino Airport in Rome (Day 8)

• Entrance fees (with queue - jump) to the following sites: 'The Last Supper', Gallery of the Academy of Florence, Uffizi Gallery, The Colosseum, the Vatican & the Sistine Chapel, Villa d'Este, Villa Adriana.

Optional gay bar hopping in Milan / Rome:
Based on 2 persons - 55 EURO per person
Based on 1 person - 110 EURO


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Not Included

• City Taxes

• Expenses of personal nature

• Transportation other than mentioned

• Meals throughout the entire tour other than mentioned

• Tips to driver, guide, hotel staff and restaurant staff

• Any other item not mentioned above


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Italy Art Capitals - Milan, Florence & Rome Gay Tour Prices

Hotel Option Description
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Tour Only, Per Person
The Westin Palace Hotel, Milan (Classic Superior room), Helvetia & Bristol Hotel, Florence (Deluxe room), Ambasciatori Palace Hotel, Rome (Superior room), or similar

From € 2,780*

From € 4,110*

Tour Only, Per Person
The Hub Hotel, Milan (Comfort room), Cellai Hotel, Florence (Superior room), Romanico Palace Hotel, Rome (Deluxe room), or similar

From € 2,110*

From € 3,500*

Tour Only, Per Person
Eco Hotel La Residenza, Milan (Standard room), Duomo Firenze Hotel, Florence (Standard room), Princeps Boutique Hotel, Rome (Standard room), or similar

From € 1,780*

From € 3,110*

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