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Media Profile | The Big Gay Puglia Guide

The Puglia Guys write the Big Gay Guide to Puglia, the most comprehensive English language online travel guide to Puglia. Intended for international visitors (although domestic travelers source information from it) our website is inclusive and designed to assist all visitors planning a vacation in Puglia. The exception is our gay Puglia guides section, providing information of particular interest to LGBTQIA+ travelers.

As well as writing guides we review restaurants, accommodation and other tourist services. We pay for all meals, hospitality and accommodation so we can give unbiased reviews, and usually review anonymously. Our ‘What’s On’ section, a curated calendar of Puglia’s LGBTQIA+ cultural and other selected events, provides an additional resource.

We also create content for international lifestyle and travel magazines about Puglia as an inclusive destination. We have recently contributed to the Puglia section for a new edition of the Rough Guides Guide to LGBT+ Europe (scheduled for publication in September 2023) and have just filmed the Puglia episode of a new BBC TV travelogue series ‘Clive Myrie’s Italian Roadtrip’ which explores how Puglia became Italy’s ‘LGBTQ+ capital’ (due for transmission in the UK on BBC2 in Spring 2023).

Coverage of The Big Gay Puglia Guide in the media.

27 December 2022

L’Immediato, Quotidiano Nazionale

Press release to coincide with news that Puglia is considered to be one of the top 5 gay summer destinations in Europe for LGBTQIA+ travellers, and announce the BBC filming in Puglia with the Puglia Guys.

Read the full article in Italian here.

9 December 2022

La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno

Interview with Scott Maxwell about the BBC filming in Puglia with the Puglia Guys and more generally Puglia’s importance as Italy’s top ‘inclusive’ summer destination.

Read the article in Italian online.

9 December 2022

Rete Gargano

Story about the BBC filming in Puglia Italy’s LGBTQIA+ tourist capital.

Read the article in Italian online.

1 December 2022

BBC Media Centre

BBC TV press release announcing Clive Myrie’s Italian Road Trip as one of the national broadcaster’s flagship series for the Spring 2023 schedule.

The travelogue series will explore how Puglia became Italy’s ‘LGBTQ+ capital’.

The BBC chose the Puglia Guys to be Clive’s hosts and guide to the region.

Read the full release here.

Amazing Puglia Magazine | July – September 2021

13 April 2022

La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno

Feature on Puglia as a ‘rainbow’ summer travel destination including an interview with Scott Maxwell from the Puglia Guys.

January 2021

La Repubblica

La Repubblica report on our Best of Puglia 2020 survey.

A survey of Puglia’s favourite bars, clubs, restaurants and beaches as voted for by Puglia’s LGBTQIA+ community and tourists who visited Puglia in 2021.

3rd party content created by the Puglia Guys

February 2023


misterb&b is a travel and social networking website. It is an Airbnb alternative accessible via a website and a mobile app, listing over 1 million LGBTQ+ friendly accommodations in 200 countries.

Read the misterbandb bucket list guide to gay Puglia by the Puglia Guys.

January 2023

Nomadic Boys

The original gay travel influencers with a total social media reach in excess of 200k.

Puglia Guy Marco gave an interview about gay life in Italy with his recommendations on what to do and see in Puglia, his home region.

Read Italian guy Marco tells us about gay life in Italy.

Marco from the Puglia Guys meets Stefano from the Nomadic Boys

March 2022

Vacationer Magazine (US/UK)

A bespoke LGBTQ+ travel guide to Italy’s Puglia Region.

Vacationer is a travel magazine for LGBTQ+ tourism. It reaches over 420,000 people per month through its website and socials.

Read The Ultimate LGBTQ+ Guide for Italy’s Puglia Region.

December 2021

Quiiky Magazine (IT)

A bespoke LGBTQ+ travel guide to Italy’s Puglia Region.

Quiiky Magazine is the premier Italian lifestyle and travel portal dedicated to LGBTQ+ travelers, featuring articles on Italian destinations, cuisines, wines, art, history and culture.

Read Exploring Puglia, Italy’s Beachfront Gay Paradise.

December 2021 (US)

A bespoke gay travel guide to Puglia, Italy.

One of North America’s most popular gay travel influencers. His Puglia guide is only one of a few that are written for his guide.

Read The Gay Travel Experience: Puglia, Italy

Introducing the big gay puglia guide by the Puglia Guys