Tag: gay travel

Conquering Puglia | Gay hookup apps to use on vacation

Puglia is especially known for its tolerance and inclusivity. We put this down to Puglia’s rich and diverse history. Our region has always been a land of passage, a gateway to other cultures. Long before invasion by social media Puglia was conquered by the Greeks, the Romans, the Ostrogoths, the Byzantine Empire, the Normans, Aragonese, […]

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LGBT rights in Italy | where we are, April 2021

LGBT rights in Italy | where we are, April 2021 Although Italy approved same-sex civil unions in 2016, the country lags behind its EU partners in creating anti-homophobia measures. Attempts by various governments over the past 25 years to enshrine LGBT rights in law have either been stifled or sabotaged. An attack a fortnight ago […]

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Gay Puglia | Bari 2021 Gay Guide

Year on year, Puglia’s reputation as a gay holiday hotspot grows. One of Europe’s top 5 gay destinations for LGBTQ travellers and a long-time favourite of the Italian gay population, Puglia regularly draws an international gay crowd. Our Best of Gay Puglia 2020 poll affirmed Gallipoli’s status as Puglia’s favourite gay destination. Perhaps not such a surprise […]

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Torre dell’Orso | quick guide

Overlooked by the ruins of the Torre dell’Orso (the Bear Tower) this is one of the most beautiful beaches in Puglia with its stunning natural rock formations. Beach clubs and lidos run along the length of the beach, frequented by young Italians With soft, white sand, crystal clear sea and its gently undulating dunes dappled […]

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The BIG 2021 Podcast Guide to Alberobello

Undisputed capital of the trulli in the gorgeous Valle d’Itria. Though it is the only town in Puglia where you’ll see a constant flow of tour buses. Dig a little deeper, away from the crowds of the rione Monti, and it is still possible to discover a little bit of authentic Alberobello. Don’t forget to […]

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Alberobello 2021 | guide and gallery

Think of Puglia and you will probably picture Alberobello’s trulli – as iconic as Polignano a Mare’s Lama Monachile – and just as likely to grace the cover of the latest edition of The Lonely Planet Guide to Puglia. Although trulli feature across the green and gorgeous Valle d’Itria, Alberobello is the undisputed capital. Drawing a […]

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Puglia’s best destinations you probably haven’t heard of | Grottaglie

Grottaglie is a must visit for design lovers who want to bring home some ceramics. The town has its own ceramic quarter where over 50 artisan potters have studios. Wonderful practical and decorative objects, from inexpensive espresso cups to fabulous lamps and pieces of art are widely available. Check out Enza Fasano Ceramiche for a taste of […]

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Gay Puglia | Pôr do Sol, Baia Verde, Gallipoli

Year on year, Puglia’s reputation as a gay holiday hotspot grows. Salento remains the focus for gay travellers. The beautiful and the “gifted” are found hanging out on the beaches around Gallipoli and nearby Baia Verde. Gallipoli has a well known reputation for being one of Italy’s top gay summer destinations, drawing a cosmopolitan and […]

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Porto Selvaggio, Nardò

Porto Selvaggio is a nature reserve filled with thick, pine forest, covering an area of 1100 hectares in the comune of Nardò. The main beach is Spiaggia della Sorgente | Spiaggia di Porto Selvaggio.  There are a couple of concessions selling refreshments and snacks. Despite the rocky coast it is a busy and popular little beach.

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Italy’s second Covid19 Easter lockdown

From Monday 14 March at least half of Italy will enter total lockdown. The restrictions will remain in place until the Easter weekend, during which the whole country, apart from Sardinia, will be classified a red zone. Abruzzo, Calabria, Liguria, Molise, Sicily, Umbria and the Aosta Valley will be in the slightly less stringent orange […]

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