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Rome Gay Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Rome for Gay travellers


The Gay Aspect of Rome!

Rome is one of the most popular gay cities in the world known for its extremely handsome men, friendly attitude and high historical value. The gay scene in Rome includes pretty much… everything! From chilling gay cafes where you can hang out during the day to fetish cruising clubs where you can explore the sexy side of the gay life.

There are still some conservative sides in Rome due to the influence of the Catholic Church, but this exhilarating spectacle is developing day by day when it comes to gay acceptance. Truth be told, this vibrant city is ideal for romance as the Renaissance architecture and the opulent monuments inflame the soul of any visitor with nostalgic and inspiring feelings.

Walking is the best way to get around Rome, especially romantic walks to the Colosseum, the Vittoriano street or the Via del Corso shopping area. Every corner has hidden treasures and a vibrant street life to amplify the effect of the cosmopolitan atmosphere. Archeological sites and bourgeois palaces adorn the historical heritage of Italy where everything can happen.

In Rome all the gay venues can be found on the  ''Gay Street''. The colourful gay nightlife is a must especially on weekends when all then fancy parties are organised. Fridays nights are best for the big party in Muccassassia, while on Saturdays gay gatherings happen almost everywhere. Gay venues like Coming Out, GIAM@Planet and K Men are the main attractions in the gay street, but they are not the only ones. Befriend a local and learn their secret hideouts. 

Most travellers prefer Rome for its millennia-long elements of power and culture, the ornate statues and its inspiring artistic side. Fill your soul with the unique atmosphere of Renaissance elements all over the city and trigger your inner artist.

If you want to experience Rome first hand, booking an accommodation to your liking will take you closer to Italy! Check out our amazing Hotel Collections here and make your dream holidays a reality!

The Best Hotels in Rome for Gay Travellers

See the best hotels for gay travellers in Rome, located close to popular gay areas and places, famous sightseeing attractions, and elegant shopping districts.

The Top Places in Rome for Gay Travellers

Rome features a very small gay bar scene as the majority of the locals prefer to visit either the gay dancing clubs or the gay cruising venues. That might be also caused due to the fact that Rome is packed with several gay friendly venues like restaurants, small cafes, bars, etc which attract mixed crowds.

Below you will find all the top gay-friendly hotspots to explore!

Gay Tips

The Gay Street of Rome might be the only gay area in Italy designated as a gay and lesbian neighborhood. Via San Giovanni in Laterano, the street’s name, is actually a 300-metre shopping and bar area in the center of Rome, leading to the Colosseum.

There is a big banner at the start of it writing “Gay Street” with the symbol of the rainbow. Here you will find several popular gay cafes and bars however, the most popular gay venues of the city are not situated on that street.

Rome has a vivid gay party scene, featuring several dance parties and themed club nights. Even though the clubs are not referred as exclusively gay, they organize themed parties, usually weekly, exclusively for the gay and lesbian audiences.

In addition to the regular parties, there are also several other gay events taking place in Rome such as Gay Village, Rome Pride or Catacombs – Leather Weekend that you should take into consideration before you plan your holidays in Rome.

The gay cruising scene of Rome will definitely excite you even if you are not generally a big fan of cruising. It is divided into three types of gay venues; the Gay Cruising Clubs, the Gay Saunas and the outdoor Gay Cruising Hotspots.

The Gay Cruising Clubbing Scene in Rome is pretty developed, including a wide range of gay clubs that satisfy all tastes. The majority of the clubs also feature themed nights like naked, snickers, leather and other types of fetishes.

The best places to find gay guys in Rome are Piazzale del Galoppatoio where you will find several gay guys in parked cars across the street, Monte Caprino, which might not be the easiest place to find but during the night this place gets pretty hot and busy, and Colosseo Quadrato, located by the Magliana Metro, this place gets pretty crowded in the evening with gay guys looking for action.

Keep in mind that even though gay acceptance has been increased greatly the last years, Rome is still influenced greatly by the Catholic Church so a discreet behavior is recommended.

Travel Info

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 What can I find in this Gay Travel Guide ?

Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated gay travel guide, to help you easily plan your next gay holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top gay bars, gay events, and other gay hots-pots, as well as gay-friendly Hotels to stay!

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