Rome: Gay and Lesbian
The Eternal City
When mentioning the gay scene in Rome, most people are fairly surprised to hear that there is one. After all, isn't the Italian capital the primary stronghold of the Catholic Church and therefore a rather uninviting destination for gays and lesbians? This is actually a complete misconception. In fact, Rome is an open, lively and tolerant city. There is a wide variety of places and things to do and the nightlife for gays is excellent. The Rome Pride takes place in June every year and gay people from all over the world come to Rome to join in the celebrations. One of the best places to find gay bars is in the Trastevere area, which tends to attract a more artistic and open-minded people. New bars are also appearing in suburban areas, such as around Via Casilina.