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Milan Gay Guide

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

Milan happens to be the fashion center of Italy and gay people are known to appreciate the beauty that comes from fashion and design. The majority of the locals are pretty open-minded, though discreet behavior is always safer. The destination is good for both couples and singles, as there are lots of things to do as a couple and lots of place to meet other gay singles. The gay locals are active around the city and enjoy visiting the bars and clubs. They also use apps like Tinder and Grindr if you'd prefer. The best time to visit Milan is April to May or September to October to avoid peak tourism season and the summer scorching heat. If you are searching for an accommodation to stay in Milan, check out our unique Hotel Collections!

The Best Hotels for Gay Travellers in Milan

Milan as a gay and fashion destination is bound to have gay-only hotels. If you're not interested in a gay-only hotel, there are tons of gay-friendly hotels for you to book. In fact, most hotels in Milan are inclusive to everyone. Check out our hotel list for some of our favourite gay-friendly hotels in Milan!

The Top Places in Milan for Gay Travellers

Milan is a gay-centric city, with plenty of bars and clubs to visit to satisfy your cravings. LeccoMilano is a popular gay bar in Milan with an international crowd mixed with different kinds of people. There are regular events with art exhibitions, karaoke, live performances, and more. MONO Bar is a gay bar with a retro vibe in a laid back atmosphere. There's a live DJ, delicious appetizers, and great cocktails for the perfect night out. The bar also attracts a mix of international and local individuals. Chiringay by Tropical Island is open from April to September in the park Giardini Indro Montanelli where guys to go drink, eat, and check out other guys. Club 23 is a small gay lounge bar with go-go dancers, drag shows, models, and a younger crowd. GATE Party is a monthly gay dance party usually at TRACK Milano with international guest DJ's, hot dancers, light shows, and full productions. La Boum is a popular Friday night gay dance party in Milan. DOM Party @ Q21 is a large monthly fetish/leather dance party similar to TRACK Milano. Depot Milano is a gay fetish and cruise club for those looking for a little something extra at the end of their night. Bangalov is a cruise bar that's more heavy duty for guys that like to play harder. Besides gay bars and clubs, there are plenty of other things to do that aren't as gay-specific, especially for couples. The Milan Cathedral is a monumental building famous for its architecture in the center of MIlan. The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is a church with charm and grace and home to one of the greatest artistic masterpieces in the world - The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. Grand Gallery is a shopping mall that looks like an opera house or palace. The building is incredibly opulent and extravagant, it's a wonder to visit the building itself, you don't even have to shop there. Castello Sforzesco is a 15th century castle that demonstrates elegance and power in a central location in Milan. Pinacoteca de Brera is a fine art gallery with a large collection of Italian art, serving as a convent and national library before becoming a museum. Sant Ambrogio is an ancient building with a simple Romanesque design, filled with beautiful mosaics and artwork.

Be sure to book your hotel today to explore and enjoy Milan for all it's worth.

Gay Tips

The Gay Acceptance of Milan is at pretty high levels, some people might consider it higher than the capital, Rome. That's mainly due to the Cosmopolitan character of the city as well as the numerous fashion events that take place in it annually.

Via Sammartini is Milano's gay district, however, you will be able to find several gay bars in every corner of the city. The gay bars of Milan are pretty interesting as they are quite different from the ones you are used to visiting in other European cities. Popular gay bars in Milan are LelephantG-Street, Club 23, MONO Bar, Confused, Leccomilano, Blanco, G Lounge, Indaco and Beerbanti.

Milan is packed with regular and irregular gay parties and events that sometimes surpass even the parties that take place in Rome. Some of the most popular gay events and parties are Milan PrideCocketteExpo Milan and Milan Fashion Week 'Milano Moda Uomo'.

There are several "gay" guest houses and rooms in Milan, which are gay owned so they are very friendly towards the gay community. Boutique hotels are very trending among the Gay & Lesbian travelers as well!

The clubs differ from the normal dancing clubs as, in addition to the dancing scene, they also have cruising areas within them with facilities like dark rooms, mazes, private cabins etc. They also organise several gay-themed nights like Naked Parties, Underwear Nights, Leather Nights and more. Popular gay cruising clubs in Milan are DEPOT Milano, Flexo, Company Club, Bangalov, VM18 and Illumined.

Milano has a very good range of gay saunas and spa that far exceed your expectations. They are known for their cleanliness and excellent quality of service. The gay saunas of Milan feature special facilities like jacuzzi, Turkish bath, mazes, sauna, massage, upright tanning booth or even small gyms. Popular gay saunas in Milan are Metro Club Milano, Fenix Sauna, Tblue Sauna, Alexander's Club and Royal Hammam.

As the Italian gay community is not fully out-of-the-closet, many locals choose to visit public cruising places rather than gay clubs and bars.

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