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Italy’s LGBTQ+ community choose Puglia and Gallipoli as Italy’s top gay destinations for 2021

A survey of its readers by Italian LGBTQ+ travel blog Gayly Planet confirmed Puglia as Italy’s top region for LGBTQ+ travellers, ahead of Sicily and Tuscany.

With 30% of the vote the 2021 survey also confirmed Gallipoli as Italy’s best LGBTQ+ friendly destination well ahead of Tuscany’s Torre del Lago (21%) and Noto in Sicily (11%).

Readers also voted two of Puglia’s beaches among Italy’s top five LGBTQ+ friendly beaches. Punta della Suina also came top in our Best of Puglia 2020 survey, ahead of Campomarino’s D’Ayala beach.

This comes as the Italian National Tourist Board write:

“Puglia and Sicily are the regions that stand out today as the home of Italy’s top LGBTQ+ seaside destinations.”


“Puglia, the ‘Heel of Italy’ is rightly considered one of the most gay-friendly Italian regions. The natural beauty of the beaches of Salento and the city of Gallipoli, surrounded by the sea, creates the perfect atmosphere for a vibrant LGBTQ+ community.

The world’s best known gay travel influencers the Nomadic Boys rate Puglia as Europe’s 5th top gay destination for LGBTQ+ travellers after Sitges, Mykonos, Tel Aviv and Gran Canaria.


More | read the special edition of QMagazine dedicated to LGBTQ Italy sponsored by the Italian National Tourist Board | check out our definitive travel guide to gay Puglia | discover #WeAreInPuglia’s top 10 destinations for 2021 | head to one of Puglia’s top 5 gay beaches | eat at one of Puglia’s sagre food festivals

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