Rome is the capital city of Italy. Known as the “Eternal City”, the largest place in the country is always considered one of the world’s most LGBTQ tourist destination and is home to some important UNESCO World Heritage Site, including ruins, grand palaces and famous churches.
Nowadays, Rome attracting thousands of visitors per year. Despite having a gritty reputation, especially in the past few years, Rome offers beautiful architecture, a huge choice of shops and a modest gay life.
In comparison to other gay places in Europe, Rome’s gay life is modest, and you will be able to find Gay Bars, Gay Dance Clubs and a Gay Sauna. Rome’s main gay life used to be centred around the Gay Street, near the Colosseum. The Gay Bars here – My Bar and Coming Out among others – are located within easy walking distance of each other.
Popular annual gay events are: the open-air summer festival Gay Village and the latest Love Park. The city also hosts a popular pride celebration in June.
Rome offers a cosmopolitan atmosphere, thanks to its numerous fabulous gay-friendly and boutique hotels. Read on for our picks for the best places to stay in Rome, no matter how long you’re there, where you’re staying, or what you may be craving for your next trip.
UNA Hotel Roma, a few minute walk from the main historical attractions of the city, it offers bright, comfortable rooms and a high quality bed sheets. Perfect, if you want to live a stylish stay.
Generator Rome offers a great time to spend with your love or friends, near the Termini metro station. One of the most popular choice for the LGBTQ travel community all across the globe, thanks also to its café bar, a very cool place to hang out before hitting the clubs.
B-Cool Rome, located in the Prati District, just a short walk from St Peter’s Square, this place is a very gay-friendly boutique, with just five different stylish, modern rooms in great location for sightseeing in Rome. For the guests, the structure offered a welcome drink and served an unforgettable delicious breakfast.
Other huge gay-friendly hotels are: 1st Floor and 2nd Floor, Albergo del Senato, Hotel Pantheon Rome, Twentyone Hotel and Baci da Roma.
Rome is home to thousands of restaurants, but it’s not always easy to sift the culinary gems from the tourist traps. Here where to eat and drink the best Roman specialities!
Roscioli, Cesare al Casaletto, Altrove Ristorante, Osteria Chiana, Antico Arco, Assaggia Roma and Piatto Romano.
When to visit? The best time to visit Rome is in the spring and summer, because in generally the weather is warm and sunny. The best months are June and in the middle of September. July and August are usually very hot and full of million of visitors. The bad time is in October.
Getting to Rome; Rome has two international airports. Leonardo Da Vinci/Fiumicino International Airport is the main in the city, served by the most huge international airlines, and with public transport, bus or train, links to the Termini or Ostiense Station. The other one is Ciampino International Airport, located to the southeast of Rome is served by low-cost airlines.