Venice: Gay and Lesbian
Queen of the Adriatic
Homosexuality is legal in Italy, and the age of consent is 16. Attitudes are most tolerant in the northern cities. At the end of February, the city of Venice offers an amazing gay & lesbian holiday to Venice. There was a time when Venice was actually the gayest city on Earth. It was all about indulgence and pleasure, with artists and royals masking themselves during Carnival. Today you'll hear that there are few or no real gay hangouts in the city.