Italy: Gay and Lesbian

Way more than just good spaghetti bolognese.

Things are better for gay and lesbian travellers in Italy than they used to be, although you should be prepared for a less tolerant reception in the rural parts than in the big cities. However, even in places such as Rome, which are pretty accepting of gay and lesbian visitors, be discreet, and avoid public displays of affection. However, there are some great gay clubs in Rome, and the gay scene in Milan has produced some of the best nightclubs in the country. Gay men are better provided for than gay women, with very few women only clubs and bars to be found anywhere in the country.