A summer in Sitges

Another  summer is drawing to a close. The nights get longer and the skies more…

How to make the most of… Florence

I have a picture of my grandparents posing for a photo in Florence's Piazzale Michelangelo,…

A strange tale of gay weddings in Renaissance Rome

There is a lot of discussion about same-sex marriages in churches. Some protestant congregations have…

A gay guide to... Eurovision Song Contest

​It must be that time of the year again... As winter draws to a close,…

Discovering Turin

Turin, the capital of the Piedmont region in the northwestern corner of Italy, has enjoyed…

Tenerife, Re-visited...

It's often a bit cliché to say that a certain island is a ' continent…

Ten good reasons to travel to Amsterdam this year

We can't but love Amsterdam. And we know that there is always a good reason…

LGBT+ Film Festivals: Our 2017 Top Ten

Film buffs have never had it so good. There is now an impressive abundance of…

Bratislava: A Different Perspective

At only a handful of kilometres from Vienna, just down the Old Blue Danube, the…

Six Viennese Gay Stories

Vienna is a city with an incredibly rich history. Wandering around its street, admiring its…

Madrid World Pride 2017

From 23 June to 2 July 2017 Madrid will host the next edition of World…

There's No Place Like Home...

​ I am going to state the obvious: gays love interior design. There has always…

What's new in... Benidorm

From a fishing village to a sprawling city with a skyline that rivals Hong Kong,…

Bletchley: A Journey into Alan Turing's World

​It took me a very long time to finally visit Bletchley Park, home of the…

The Gay Weekender: Vienna

Vienna is one of Europe's most majestic cities, crafted to be the monumental capital of…

Tangier. LGBT Playground of the Artists

Over the last couple of years a series of news headlines brought to the attention…

Amsterdam Pride

What makes a Gay Pride really memorable? There are literally thousands of events in Europe…

Singapore's Gardens by the Bay: A Journey Through Nature

Singapore is one of those places often associated with gleaming skyscrapers and a hectic and…

Gay History of Vauxhall

The ever changing face of London is probably one of the most attractive qualities of…

Coastal Treasures near Rome

Who can resist the warm romance of Rome, its classic yet eternal elegance, the immense…

Live Rome like a Local: Trastevere - Day & Night

Trastevere is one of the most picturesque districts of Rome, with its cobbled streets, colourful…

London History - A Gay Map, 1726

London is without doubt one of the most accepting and tolerant cities for LGBT people…

Florence's Gay Renaissance

A SPLENDID ARTISTIC TIME Florence's opulence and splendour during the Renaissance gave its inhabitants a…

Brighton: Gay by the Seaside

The seaside city of Brighton, on the south cost of England is today recognised as…

Art, Underground - Six of the Best

​ Urban metro systems are the lifeblood of most cities; tens of thousands of locals and…

Best 5 Summertime City Oasis

I am sure that at least once we have all found ourselves in the centre…

Celebrating Gay Villages (1)

Some people may argue that the notion of 'gay village' is outdated today, in an…

Manchester - A city of Firsts

​Manchester is a city of firsts: it saw the first canal of the industrial era,…

Columbia Road Flower Market

There is something special about markets: no visit is like the previous one. And this…

Barcelona - A Short History of the Eixample

Barcelona's Eixample district is the city's main LGBT neighbourhood. Here locals and visitors alike find…

Amsterdam: Orange Days

April is a great time to be in Amsterdam – the days are getting longer,…

Girona, the Jewel of Catalunya

​Girona is often known as the gateway to the Costa Brava. During the summer months…

Taormina, the first 'gay resort'

In the 19th century attitudes towards gay people were generally hostile; homosexual behaviours - especially…

A Weekend in Bologna

Bologna is one of those cities that is often overlooked when planning Italian itineraries. Yet its…

Rome: The Curious Story of the Pincio Obelisk

Rome has several obelisks adorning squares and avenues. Many of them were shipped from Egypt…

Keukenhof: Flower-Proud

In the imagination of many travellers, The Netherlands are synonymous with tulips. But it's not…

Wilde London

​Oscar Wilde's wit and talent are now fully recognised and celebrated the world over. Yet…

Rome: Stories of Water

​Rome is a city of water. Its citizens have been used for centuries to enjoy…

Urban Parklands

Urban parks and gardens are an antidote to the city's noise, pollution and chaos. However…

Discovering the Costa Brava

What's in a name... One of the first Spanish Mediterranean rivieras to open to mass…

How gay-friendly is Italy?

​ With almost 50 million visitors every year, Italy ranks fifth among the most visited…

Kaiserbrundl - Bath house splendour

It is a known fact that Bath Houses have always been popular with gays. Even…

Why we love Brussels...

The recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, plus the previous alerts that have put the city…

A walk through Earls Court, London’s former “Gay Central”

London, as every metropolis, has always attracted gay and lesbian people. In the days before…

Celebrating the New Year in Gran Canaria

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by Giorgio Petti

Choosing to fly to Gran Canaria for New Year's Eve 2016 came after a pretty…