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Availability : 9 july 2021 and from Aug 29 to Sept 7, 2021
Venice/Rome
Venice/ Rome, Naples, Amalfi, Capri and Messina
Min Age : 18+
Tour Details

Atlantis cruise day Italian excursions

Either you choose the ‘Venice to Athens Cruise’ or the ‘Odyssey Med Cruise’,

Quiiky tour operator offers the best shore excursions for your gay Italian experience.

Check them out here!

Take advantage of QUIIKY shore excursions on Atlantis Cruise and discover a gay Italy you would never imagine! 

 

‘VENICE TO ATHENS CRUISE’ – Venice excursion on July 9,2021

Before setting off,  Venice! Discover the greatness and luxury of the first Italian town to accept the gay community. Visit the residence of poet Byron, learn about Thomas Mann and his lovers, not forgetting Casanova. Enjoy good wine and street food at a local winery, a ‘bacaro’. 

– THE UNTOLD HISTORY TOUR OF VENICE –

This tour focuses on the LGBTQ history of Venice and includes a traditional ‘bacaro’ experience.

This is the perfect beginning of your cruise vacation – a guided tour of one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in the world.  Venice hides an important gay history which goes back to ancient times, and the city has always been an epicenter of LGBQT activity and community in the region.  Discover the origins of the  gay community here, one of the oldest in the world, and the cast of colorful characters that inhabited it.  ‘La Serenissima’ as it was known in the XVIII century was a rich and modern city with inconsistent moral values; prostitution was tolerated while homosexuality was considered immoral.  This conflict helped create some of the most notorious romantic characters of the modern age, whose exploits still capture our imagination.  Learn about Lord Byron’s love stories, about Casanova’s many romances, and about Thomas Mann’s unrequited love for a young Venetian man.  Visit Palazzo Mocenigo (Byron’s residence) and the Palazzo Ducale to discover how sexuality was approached by Venetian notables.  Walk through systems of ‘campi’(squares) and winding calle (streets) to plunge into the true story of Venice.  Finally, at the Rialto Bridge, enjoy a glass of local wine at a ‘bacaro’, the typical Venetian wine bar.  The perfect ending to an amazing vacation in Italy!

Three-hour walking tour with gay/gay-friendly English-speaking guide starting from San Marco Square

Starts at 9.30 am – Ends at 12,30 pm

Minimum 4 participants

QUOTE PER PERSON 190,00 €


‘ODYSSEY MED CRUISE’ – Shore excursions in Italy

from Aug 29 to Sept 7, 2021

TOUR #1 – ROME – THE VATICAN MUSEUMS IN A GAY LIGHT

You can decide to visit Rome before departure or on arrival in Civitavecchia (Rome port).

  Quiiky Italia Tour operator arranges transfer to /from hotels to the port and the excursion meeting point, at your convenience .

This tour focuses on LGBTQ aspects of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, including Michelangelo’s masterworks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Skip the lines with us and view the unparalleled collection of artwork at the Vatican Museums. With ourgay/gay-friendlyguides you will experience the hidden LGBTQ histories housed in these venerable halls.

Be mesmerized by Michelangelo’s Pietà and by the Raphael Rooms. View the masterpiece depicting St. Sebastian, the patron saint of homosexuality, and bask in the beauty of Raphael Sanzio’s masterpiece “The Parnasus” featuring the poet Sappho, an icon of lesbian lore and female sexuality.

Plunge into the unveiled homosexuality of Pope Julius III and his infamous young lover, Innocenzo del Monte, whose tempestuous love affair rocked the church. Discover the most epic love story in Rome: the one between Emperor Adrian and Antinous, and visit the mysterious tomb of Princess Christine of Sweden, a declared lesbian, buried in St. Peter’s Basilica. Finally, take your time to enjoy the ‘Last Judgement’ in the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo’s expression of his turbulent soul. Eagle-eyed visitors will find more than one character in this amazing masterpiece engaging in homosexual/bisexual behavior (such as two male angels kissing).

Three-hour walking tour with gay/gay-friendly English-speaking guide.

Starts from 9:30 am – Ends at 12:30 pm

Minimum: 4 participants

QUOTE PER PERSON € 150,00 

 

 

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TOUR #2 – ROME – HOMOSEXUALITY IN ANCIENT ROME

You can decide to visit Rome before departure or on arrival in Civitavecchia (Rome port).

Quiiky Italia Tour operator arranges transfer to /from hotels to the port and the excursion meeting point, at your convenience .

This tour focuses on LGBTQ aspects of the Colosseum and the Palatine Fora. Start the tour at the Oppian Hill, one of the famous Seven Hills of Rome.

Take in the magnificent view of the Colosseum from above before you skip the lines and enter the majestic arena.

Enjoy an historic narration about the lifestyle of the Roman soldier, including his sexual habits and associated military rules. For example, Emperor Augustus prohibited his troops from marrying or engaging in relationships that might divide their loyalty to him and the empire, only sex with prostitutes and slaves was allowed.

Be enthralled in front of the Arch of Constantine before reaching the Imperial Fora the Circus Maximus and the Palatine Hill. Listen to the untold gay stories of the great and controversial leaders who built this city: Augustus, Nero and Julius Caesar himself (“the husband of all wives and the wife of all husbands”) at the Temple of Caesar. The tour closes with a guided visit to the legendary Pantheon.

Three-hour walking tour with gay/gay-friendly English-speaking guide

Starts from 9.30 am – Ends at 12,30 am

Minimum:  4participants

QUOTE PER PERSON 150,00 €

 

 

 

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TOUR #3– MESSINA/TAORMINE: UNTOLD HISTORIES

This tour focuses on LGBQT aspects of Taormine and Messina

Our minibus and our gay-friendly guide wait for you at Messina port.

Leave for Taormina (1hr drive) and explore the pretty resort town, claimed by many to be the most beautiful place in Sicily.

First stop is at the historal bar ‘Licchio’ in order to get a first taste of a Sicilian breakfast: cannoli and ‘arancini’ and spectacular cappucinis are top choices for a redy-to-go morning break (not included in the fare)

A favourite retreat for artists, writers, actors and intellectuals, by the turn of the century Taormina became a popular vacation spot for such high society families as the Rothschilds, Krupps and Vanderbilts. But a significant number of visitors are drawn by its notoriety as a capital of gay culture.

.A frequent resident was Oscar Wilde, who worked on poems, essays and plays here. The town was also home base for Wilhelm von Gloeden, a German-born photographer known for his pastoral nude studies of tawny, smooth young Sicilian boys. With the rise of Fascism, the gay scene faded, but after the war, Taormina regained its allure, becoming a celebrity hangout for Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, Christian Dior and others.

You will then be escorted to the Cathedral, the Odeon Theatre, Corvaia Palace and Casa Cuseni, to admire the Van Gloeden photo.

Reach the Isola Bella Beach for a quick lunch/snack by cable car. If you prefer, you can take a bath, here, in crystalline waters, while the van is waiting for you.

Back to Messina, your guide will show you to the town on the famous Channel: if the day is clear, you can also see the Calabria coast on the horizon! A stroll in town, to try the stunning ‘granita alla mandorla’ (hazelnut water-ice), visit the Cathedral and then back to the port for embarkation.

Whole day escorted tour with gay/gay-friendly English-speaking guide

Starts from 8.00 am – Ends at 6.00 am

Minimum:  4participants

QUOTE PER PERSON 280,00 €

 

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TOUR #4– POMPEII AND NAPLES: UNTOLD HISTORIES

This tour focuses on LGBQT aspects of the Pompeii villas and Naples’ Archeological Museum. In the morning, visit Pompeii, the city frozen in stone, and a time capsule of Greek and Roman culture. Discover the ruins of the Vesuvius eruption in 79 A.D., men and women preserved forever in ashes. Visit houses, streets and thermal baths adorned with artwork depicting explicit sex scenes and homosexual relationships.

 

Enjoy stories of day-to-day Roman life and its important Greek influences. The ancient Greek’s veneration of male lovers deeply influenced life in ancient Pompeii. Same sex love was expression of power and maleness, while marriage was often just a pretext and mechanism to have children.

 

Transfer back to Naples.

Lunch is included.

In the afternoon, visit the Archeological Museum in Naples and enjoy the narration of our gay/gay-friendly guide. Get skip-the-line tickets and discover the Greek and Roman culture of the ‘beautiful body’.

The amazing collection of frescoes and statues that were excavated in Pompeii and some nearby sites include this fresco of Sappho, the lesbian Greek poet, painted holding a stylus in deep contemplation of the viewer. The Museum also has some fabulous homoerotic pieces, including the statue of Harmodius and Aristogeiton, the male-male couple who were revered as the founders of the Athenian democracy.

Learn about the idea of love between men in the early Greek culture. Many Greek gods and heroes had affairs with men or boys according to historical information. Zeus, king of the gods and leader of the pantheon, was renowned for his capture of Ganymede, god of homosexuality. Achilles and Patroclus were known by poets and dramatists for their prowess as warriors on the battlefield, and as passionate and voracious lovers.

 

Whole day escorted tour with gay/gay-friendly English-speaking guide.  Does not include lunch

Starts from 9 am -Ends at 4 pm

MINIMUM : 7 participants

QUOTE PER PERSON 280,00 €

 

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TOUR #5– AMALFI COAST: LEISURE, SUN AND GOOD FOOD

This tour focuses on The Amalfi Coast: Ravello, Amalfi and Corbara. This is a leisure, sun and food-filled shore excursion: perfect for those who are looking for complete relaxation and fun in the picturesque Neapolitan countryside.

Daniele is your guide, driver and sommelier (a wine expert)! Discover Ravello on your own: with a one-hour walk in this tiny village near Amalfi.  Visit Villa Cimbrone or Villa Rufolo, before heading to Amalfi for some sun and beach.  After a short and scenic drive with Daniele, you will unwind on the Amalfi beach, sunbathing and swimming into the clear blue sea.  Take your snorkeling equipment and a sun towel with you!

Early afternoon, Daniele will take you to Corbara for lunch.  Your host is the Borgo Giulia, an old local winery, which produces 100% organic wine.  Your meal will be completely farm-to-table and based on traditional cuisine with vegetables, local cheese and fish.  Daniele will serve a curated selection of the house wine – one for each course.

After your meal, peruse the wine and local products for sale.  Make sure to check out the locally produced cosmetics here, made from the stems of the vines. In less than one hour’s drive, Daniele returns you to the port in Naples to embark for the next cruise stop!

 

 

Whole day escorted tour with gay/gay-friendly English-speaking guide.  Includes lunch.

Starts from 9.00 am – Ends at 4.00 pm

Minimum: 4 participants

QUOTE PER PERSON 340,00 €

 

 

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TOUR #6– ISLAND OF CAPRI: UNTOLD HISTORIES

This tour focuses on LGBQT aspects of the Capri

(comfortable walking shoes recommended – long walking in Capri)

As soon as you arrive in Naples, you will meet our gay-friendly guide, for a quick meet and greet.  He or she will walk you to ‘Beverello Pier’, a few meters away from the Cruise Pier, where you will catch the ferry boat for Capri.  

Throughout the day, your guide will introduce you to the most beautiful, iconic, stylish and romantic island of the Tyrrhenian Sea.  In approximately one hour you will be on the ‘the island that offers a landscape of wild beauty sculpted by wind, sea and the hand of man”…Capri!  With its cliffs, jagged coast, and encircled by its famous faraglioni, enormous and uniquely shaped stone formations, dotted by numerous caves that show impressive plays of light with the crystal blue water.

 

Your first stop is a 45-minute stroll to the ‘Villa Lysis’ which is considered Capri’s temple of homosexual love.  Built in 1904 by Count Von Fersen, an eclectic personality, who inspired the luxurious, elegant and private home where he hosted artists, intellectuals, poets and writers from all over the world.  The villa is a pure architectural example of Art Deco and Neoclassicis, and was the site of many extravagant parties with famous celebrities of the day.  Von Fersen was addicted to opium, and installed an opium den style where he and his guests could enjoy the pleasures of the ‘Parfume Noir’.

  Lunch will be at ‘Ristorante Al Caprì’, an elegant restaurant with a stunning view of the Gulf where you will be invited to a pizza-tasting experience called “Giropizza”.  Enjoy authentic Neapolitan pizza and chat with your guide, while viewing the breathtaking crystalline blue sea!

After lunch, you walk back to the center of Capri, visiting the beautiful and colorful boutiques on the narrow cobblestone streets and listen to your guide telling stories about Capri, past and present.

 

Whole day escorted tour  with gay/gay-friendly English-speaking guide. 

Starts at 11 am – Ends at 5 pm

Minimum: 7 participants

QUOTE PER PERSON 250,00 €

End of tours.

*****

All tours ( Naples, Pompeii, Capri, Amalfi and Messina/Taormine) will be escorted from port pick-up to port drop-off.  Customers are expected to board ship at least 2 hours before sailing time.

 

 

 

Tours are bookable in advance with QUIIKY Tour Operator, on request.

Contacts: [email protected] ; [email protected]

Tel (Milan headoffice) +39 02.78622532

 Payment: in advance, by credit card.

No walk-ins will be accepted at the meeting points if not already booked at the Milan headoffice.

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