Monday, 20 February 2012

Gay Friendly Tuscany

Gay Hotels and Accommodations in Tuscany

About GFT

Gay Friendly Tuscany is a new, completely FREE service. It aims at making gay and lesbian travel in Tuscany easier by listing all the lgbt friendly properties of the region for direct booking with the owner.
Search for wedding locations, hotels, inns, farmhouses, and tours to discover your gay friendly destinations in Tuscany.  


Residenza Mansi

The ultimate in luxury! A Broadway Producer’s Private Retreat in the heart of Lucca’s “centro storico.” Every possible care has been taken to furnish and present these three apartments (please see individual links to descriptions below) in a luxurious yet practical manner that will delight even the most assiduous holiday makers. Residenza Mansi: Upon entering [...]
Location: Lucca

La Cella

Located in a peaceful country home, La Cella offers a self-catering holiday apartment in Tuscany, amidst mesmerizing panoramas of the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Olive groves, orchards and vineyards complete this typical bucolic setting. Ideal for 4-6 people, the well appointed three-story flat has two double bedrooms, two bathrooms – one with bathtub – a fully [...]


Villa Priello

All you have to do is gaze out the window and you’ll be mesmerized by the view. Day trips around the area will make you fall even more in love with Tuscany. Here professional photographers never run out of subject matter, and groups of painters love being out in the hayfield. Four Kilometers north of [...]
Location: Casentino

Lenzi’s B&B

Lenzi’s is a uniquely placed Bed & Breakfast in Vicopisano, Tuscany. Only 20 minutes from Pisa and it’s famous Leaning Tower. Pisa and Vicopisano are your gateways to beautiful Tuscany. The international airport, major railway station and bus terminals make travelling very easy for our guests. Lenzi’s Bed & Breakfast is nestled by an old [...]
Location: Valdarno

Agriturismo Il Capannino

A beatiful Tuscan farmhouse hotel and restaurant. This certified organic farm is immersed in 500 hectares of the green and peaceful nature reserves of Fungaia, Poggio Rosso and Formole. It overlooks the picturesque lake Montedoglio and the Tiber river. Set only 1 kilometer from the the E45 Orte/Cesena, it is reached through the Pieve Santo [...]
Location: Casentino

Hotel Butterfly

Our rooms are comfortable and some have a view on the Massaciuccoli’s lake. Some of our rooms have a little balcony. Our hotel has a big terrace with lake view, and in the summer is possible to bask in the sun. Our hotel is in the immediate neighbourhood of the residence of Giacomo Puccini, where
Location: Versilia

Villa Priello

All you have to do is gaze out the window and you’ll be mesmerized by the view. Day trips around the area will make you fall even more in love with Tuscany. Here professional photographers never run out of subject matter, and groups of painters love being out in the hayfield. Four Kilometers north of
Location: Casentino

Villa La Chiusa

Villa La Chiusa was partly built in the 17th century and partly in the 18th century. At this time parts were added to it and decorated with details proper of the time. The villa rises in the Lucca countryside and surrounded by a well tended Italian garden, which in spring and summer blossoms with hundreds [...]
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Why should you visit italy as a gay man, this is why:
Friendly Versilia - April-September
Tuscany has always been very welcoming towards gays and lesbians. "Friendly Versilia" is a project started in 1998 with the aim of giving visibility to the large and still hidden GLBT community in Torre del Lago, a nice town between waters, those of the sea and those of Massaciuccoli Lake, between Viareggio and Pisa. The project was created by the GLBT local switchboard, supported by the local Municipality and sponsored by gay and gay-friendly business. No matter the difficulties and the hard times, Friendly Versilia is today able to attract over 100.000 homosexuals both men and women from all Europe, from the last week of April until the first week of September.
The Lecciona beach will not only surprise you for its beauty and expanse but also for the huge crowd of gays and lesbians that do gather here every summer. Lots of either gay or gay-friendly B&Bs both in Viareggio and Torre del Lago, campings and many other accomodations.
The promenade of Torre del Lago is packed with restaurants, pubs, disco-pubs and a lot more; The famous italian Mardi Gras is annualy hosted on this beautiful promenade and gathers thousands of members of the GLBT community. Presented by Fabio Canino, hylarious and sharp Radio and Tv star, Mardi Gras is a great occasion to come to visit Torre del Lago and enjoy each night of your stay. Mardi Gras is not the only occasion though, calendar is rich in events from April until September.

Gay Village - June-September
Since 2002, summer in Roma for gay and lesbian people, means Gay Village. A huge area in Testaccio, one of the most fascinating quarters in town, is completely dedicated to entertainment for gay people: bars, discos, restaurants, open-air theatres gather thousands of people every night from June to September.
Every year, a theme will suggest the atmosphere at Gay Village: in 2002 Zen philosophy inspired an oriental scenography, in 2003 there was a typical Belle Epoque ambient, and in 2004 you'll be sorrounded by spermatozoons and ovule, in a milky atmosphere. Every night there are concerts, show, performances and dj-set.
Roma – Area Ex Mattatoio – Via del Campo Boario
24 June – 5 September 2004 - from 19.00 to 02.00

Milan Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - May
Many events, in any period of the year, make Milan one of the most gay-friendly town in Italy. Milan is rich in gay-owned and gay-friendly clubs, restaurants and pubs, so it's only just a matter of picking one! Annual special event for the gay community here, is the "Festival del Cinema GayLesbico e della Cultura Queer" (gay and lesbian film and queer culture festival) which takes place in the month of May.

Turin International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival “From Sodom to Hollywood” - April
In 1981 Ottavio Mai and Giovanni Minerba decided to "resist" a kind of cinema that used the homosexual "character" for secondary and/or offensive roles, making their first film on video "Dalla vita di Piero". Acclaimed at the Turin Film Festival, the film was invited to many international film festivals.
And the idea of the Turin International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival “From Sodom to Hollywood” was born: Mai and Minerba attended many festivals to follow their work and realized that a great amount of important gay films never came out in Italy. They started studying an idea of a festival to be presented to the official institutions of Region, Province and the city of Turin: but they were not given an answer for three years. The festival came to life in 1986, with the financial support from Turin Province and Piedmont Region, besides the artistic and cultural support of many important national and international institutions like Museo Nazionale del Cinema, British Council, Goethe Institut, Colegio de Salamanca, B.F.I., Canadian Embassy, Spanish Culture Office, Centre Culturel Fran├žais.
Attended by “professionals” (film critics and journalists), students and passionate film experts, this Festival has always kept a strong bond with the common filmgoer, offering spectacular moments taken from international realities and giving the new generation the opportunity to discover, through many retrospectives, the fundamental characters of gay films and culture.

Florence Queer Festival - June
Florence Queer Festival is an international gay, lesbian and transgender film and video review, organized by Ireos and Eventi s.r.l. The aim of the Festival is to show fiction, documentaries, long and short movies, usually made by independent productions, that tell about the variegated gay, lesbian and transgender universe, a puzzle of different emotions and feelings, lifestyles and points of view, transforming the queer identity in the protagonist of the cultural creation. The Festival is a one and only chance in Florence to see unpublished works and very rare films in a very comfortable ambient.

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