March 02, 2017

How to make the most of… Florence

I have a picture of my grandparents posing for a photo in Florence's Piazzale Michelangelo,…
February 10, 2017

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…
February 07, 2017

A gay guide to... Eurovision Song Contest

​It must be that time of the year again... As winter draws to a close,…
February 05, 2017

Discovering Turin

Turin, the capital of the Piedmont region in the northwestern corner of Italy, has enjoyed…
January 16, 2017

Tenerife, Re-visited...

It's often a bit cliché to say that a certain island is a ' continent…
January 06, 2017

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…
December 26, 2016

LGBT+ Film Festivals: Our 2017 Top Ten

Film buffs have never had it so good. There is now an impressive abundance of…
December 21, 2016

Bratislava: A Different Perspective

At only a handful of kilometres from Vienna, just down the Old Blue Danube, the…
December 12, 2016

Six Viennese Gay Stories

Vienna is a city with an incredibly rich history. Wandering around its street, admiring its…
December 02, 2016

Madrid World Pride 2017

From 23 June to 2 July 2017 Madrid will host the next edition of World…
October 22, 2016

There's No Place Like Home...

​ I am going to state the obvious: gays love interior design. There has always…
October 08, 2016

What's new in... Benidorm

From a fishing village to a sprawling city with a skyline that rivals Hong Kong,…
September 15, 2016

Bletchley: A Journey into Alan Turing's World

​It took me a very long time to finally visit Bletchley Park, home of the…
September 01, 2016

The Gay Weekender: Vienna

Vienna is one of Europe's most majestic cities, crafted to be the monumental capital of…
August 28, 2016

Tangier. LGBT Playground of the Artists

Over the last couple of years a series of news headlines brought to the attention…
August 23, 2016

Amsterdam Pride

What makes a Gay Pride really memorable? There are literally thousands of events in Europe…
August 19, 2016

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…
August 18, 2016

Gay History of Vauxhall

The ever changing face of London is probably one of the most attractive qualities of…
August 02, 2016

Coastal Treasures near Rome

Who can resist the warm romance of Rome, its classic yet eternal elegance, the immense…
July 08, 2016

Live Rome like a Local: Trastevere - Day & Night

Trastevere is one of the most picturesque districts of Rome, with its cobbled streets, colourful…
June 30, 2016

London History - A Gay Map, 1726

London is without doubt one of the most accepting and tolerant cities for LGBT people…
May 10, 2016

Florence's Gay Renaissance

A SPLENDID ARTISTIC TIME Florence's opulence and splendour during the Renaissance gave its inhabitants a…
May 04, 2016

Brighton: Gay by the Seaside

The seaside city of Brighton, on the south cost of England is today recognised as…
May 02, 2016

Art, Underground - Six of the Best

​ Urban metro systems are the lifeblood of most cities; tens of thousands of locals and…
April 26, 2016

Best 5 Summertime City Oasis

I am sure that at least once we have all found ourselves in the centre…
April 22, 2016

Celebrating Gay Villages (1)

Some people may argue that the notion of 'gay village' is outdated today, in an…
April 09, 2016

Manchester - A city of Firsts

​Manchester is a city of firsts: it saw the first canal of the industrial era,…
April 02, 2016

Columbia Road Flower Market

There is something special about markets: no visit is like the previous one. And this…
April 02, 2016

Barcelona - A Short History of the Eixample

Barcelona's Eixample district is the city's main LGBT neighbourhood. Here locals and visitors alike find…
April 01, 2016

Amsterdam: Orange Days

April is a great time to be in Amsterdam – the days are getting longer,…
April 01, 2016

Girona, the Jewel of Catalunya

​Girona is often known as the gateway to the Costa Brava. During the summer months…
March 30, 2016

Taormina, the first 'gay resort'

In the 19th century attitudes towards gay people were generally hostile; homosexual behaviours - especially…
March 15, 2016

A Weekend in Bologna

Bologna is one of those cities that is often overlooked when planning Italian itineraries. Yet its…
March 08, 2016

Rome: The Curious Story of the Pincio Obelisk

Rome has several obelisks adorning squares and avenues. Many of them were shipped from Egypt…
March 07, 2016

Keukenhof: Flower-Proud

In the imagination of many travellers, The Netherlands are synonymous with tulips. But it's not…
March 06, 2016

Wilde London

​Oscar Wilde's wit and talent are now fully recognised and celebrated the world over. Yet…
February 21, 2016

Gay History. Berlin in the 1920s-1930s: From Gold to Dust

Preface If we asked a random sample of LGBT individuals to point out an event…
February 13, 2016

Rome: Stories of Water

​Rome is a city of water. Its citizens have been used for centuries to enjoy…
February 01, 2016

Madrid's San Miguel Market - A Brilliant Use for an Old Icon

​Shopping habits have radically changed in the last few years. More and more people work…
January 30, 2016

Urban Parklands

Urban parks and gardens are an antidote to the city's noise, pollution and chaos. However…
January 27, 2016

Discovering the Costa Brava

What's in a name... One of the first Spanish Mediterranean rivieras to open to mass…
January 27, 2016

How gay-friendly is Italy?

​ With almost 50 million visitors every year, Italy ranks fifth among the most visited…
January 27, 2016

Via Francigena & Viterbo - The approach to Rome

During the middle ages a lot of the Roman roads leading to and from Rome…
January 25, 2016

Kaiserbrundl - Bath house splendour

It is a known fact that Bath Houses have always been popular with gays. Even…
January 25, 2016

Why we love Brussels...

The recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, plus the previous alerts that have put the city…
January 25, 2016

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…
January 25, 2016

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…

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