Gallipoli has traditionally been the pulse of Puglia’s gay summer scene, voted Italy’s best gay 2021 destination in a survey of Italian LGBTQ+ travel blog Gayly Planet’s readers.
Yet over the last few years Ostuni’s popularity as a base for international gay visitors has grown. In 2021 it felt like we were everywhere in and around Ostuni.
Whether enjoying a late breakfast in the bars around Sant’ Oronzo’s column, a lazy, leisurely lunch in the old town, at nearby Torre Guaceto’s gay and nudist beach during the afternoon and back in town for an aperitivo, dinner and drinks, there we are.
Perhaps it is because Ostuni offers a grown-up, sophisticated evening in contrast to Gallipoli’s quick and easy gratification with its ad hoc, take it or leave it bright strip light bars. You will find Ostuni is in no rush to pleasure you, knowing it has what you need to leave satisfied, wanting more.
Whatever the reason there’s Paragon 700 - the boutique hotel & spa known for its queer party nights - the rumoured gay Q40 apartment launch and the Sherocco festival all just around the corner for 2022, to ensure that Ostuni continues to be Puglia’s top gay urban destination for LGBTQIA+ travellers.
More | our Ostuni gay guide | Eat Puglia - our top Ostuni and nearby recommendations | our 2022 accommodation guide