Florence Gay Travel Guide & Map 2020

Upcoming Events in Florence

|  26 September 2020
Florence International Soccer Tournament 11 Finocchiona Cup: annual tournament for gay and gay-friendly soccer teams.
@ Atletica Castello (Via Reginaldo Giuliani/Via del Pontormo)
|  13  –  18 October 2020
Florence Queer Festival 2020: annual international LGBTIQ+ film and arts festival.
@ Cinema La Compagnia (Via Camillo Cavour 50/r)
|  23  –  31 October 2021
Biennale Internazionale Dell'Arte Contemporanea 2021: commercial exposition of contemporary art, held every two years. Also known as Florence Biennale.
@ Fortezza da Basso (Viale Filippo Strozzi 1)
|  5  –  7 November 2021
Florence Tattoo Convention 2021: annual international fair and showcase for tattoo artists and body art fans.
12:00/15:00 24:00/02:00 @ Fortezza da Basso (Viale Filippo Strozzi)

Accommodation Tip

Hotel. ****, from 70 €
Panoramic terrace on the top floor with swimming pool and restaurant-bar.
@ Via Solferino 2
Florence 50123

About Florence

David statue in Florence

Florence, a centre of medieval trade and finance
and long ruled by the Medici family, was the
birthplace of the Italian Renaissance,
represented by names such as Botticelli,
Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci and
Florence is world-famous especially for
its art and architecture and has been
one of the most visited cities in Italy
and Europe for centuries.

The downside of this popularity is that
thousands of tourists push through the
narrow streets day by day.
Our tip: In the evening – when most of
the tourist groups and busses have left
the city center – the streets and piazzas
of Florence are much more enjoyable.
Piazza di Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria
and cutie David are still admirable after sunset.
Ponte Vecchio has more atmosphere at night without all the jewelry shacks
and may be the perfect end of a romantic walk along the river. And by all means try the delicious Tuscan cuisine – but avoid the gastronomic tourist traps along the main sights and tourist paths.

Although Florence had the first gay disco in Italy (back in 1974), the gay bars and clubs in Florence are rather small in number and size. Some of the reasons are the rather conservative atmosphere in Florence, the real estate prices within the city and the poor parking opportunities (most guys live in the area around Florence).

P.S.: In case you wonder about the ›r‹ in many street numbers on the following pages: Street addresses in Florence have a double numbering system with red and black numbers. The ›r‹ stands for ›rosso‹ (red).