Patroc Florence Gay Guide 2019

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Accommodation Tips

Plus Florence
Hostel. 12 € – 130 €
Budget hotel and hostel with single rooms, double rooms and dormitory rooms,
bar and billards lounge, sun terrace, seasonal indoor and outdoor pools, sauna and rooftop terrace.
@ Via Santa Caterina D'Alessandria 15
Florence 50129
Rodo Hotel
Hotel. ***, from 55 €
Boutique hotel in the heart of Florence, only a few metres away from the world-famous cathedral. Stylish, individually designed rooms with modern facilities.
Breakfast terrace and lounge corner.
@ Via dei Calzaiuoli 13
Florence 50122
TSH Florence Lavagnini
Hotel. ****, from 80 €
Modern, trendy hotel with air-conditioned rooms and collaboration area.
Roof terrace with bar, pool, gym room and fantastic views of Florence.
@ Viale Spartaco Lavagnini 70-72
Florence 50129
Hotel Kraft
Hotel. ****, from 75 €
Panoramic terrace on the top floor with swimming pool and restaurant-bar.
@ Via Solferino 2
Florence 50123
Borghese Palace Art Hotel
Hotel. ****, from 80 €
Residence from the 15th century, blended with stylish, modern features.
Located in the historical center of Florence.
@ Via Ghibellina 174/r
Florence 50123

Bars & Pubs

Piccolo Café
Monday-Saturday 20:00 – 02:30; Sunday 21:00 – 02:30
Modern straight-friendly gay bar in the historical center of Florence, close to Piazza Santa Croce. Open atmosphere, mixed ages.
Best on Thursday till Saturday.
@ Borgo Santa Croce 23/r
Florence 50122

Queer
Daily 18:00 – 02:30
Snacks, drinks and cocktails.
@ Borgo Allegri 9/r
Florence 50122

Clubs & Parties

See also our overview of upcoming Irregular Parties and Events in Florence.

Fairy @ Full Up
Saturday 23:30 – 04:00+ (October–May)
Popular party for gays, lesbians and open-minded people, in the center of Florence. Best from 01:00. Mainly young clientele.
Music: Commercial, Italian Pop and House.
Admission: 12-15 €, incl. 1 drink
@ Via della Vigna Vecchia 23/25/r
Florence 50122

 Fabrik
Wednesday, Thursday 22:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday 22:00/23:00 – 04:00; Sunday 16:00/21:00 – 01:00
Gay cruising and dance club. About 15 km outside of Florence, but due to the convenient parking opportunities close to the club guys come here from the whole area between Florence and Pisa.
Check the Fabrik website for the program and (un)dresscodes.
Some Saturday nights with guest parties such as Xtra, Men2Men and Bear Troops.
Admission: 10–15 €, incl. 1-2 drinks.

Bus 2 from Florence, Piazza della Stazione, to Calenzano, Ponte alla Marina.
Takes 40 min + 10 min to walk. From approx. 06:00 till 24:00, timetables at ataf.net.
Train Firenze–Prato (daytime only): Calenzano station (rear exit, 100 metres to the club).
@ Via del Lavoro 19 (in Calenzano)
Florence 50041 Calenzano

Cruising & Fetish

Crisco
Monday-Thursday 22:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday 22:00 – 05:00/06:00
Gay bar in the center of Florence, with small cruising area in the cellar and around the smoking room.
Clientele mainly middle-aged and mature guys.
Admission: 10-15 €, incl. first drink
@ Via Sant'Egidio 43/r
Florence 50121

 Fabrik
Wednesday, Thursday 22:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday 22:00/23:00 – 04:00; Sunday 16:00/21:00 – 01:00
Gay cruising and dance club. About 15 km outside of Florence, but due to the convenient parking opportunities close to the club guys come here from the whole area between Florence and Pisa.
Check the Fabrik website for the program and (un)dresscodes.
Some Saturday nights with guest parties such as Xtra, Men2Men and Bear Troops.
Admission: 10–15 €, incl. 1-2 drinks.

Bus 2 from Florence, Piazza della Stazione, to Calenzano, Ponte alla Marina.
Takes 40 min + 10 min to walk. From approx. 06:00 till 24:00, timetables at ataf.net.
Train Firenze–Prato (daytime only): Calenzano station (rear exit, 100 metres to the club).
@ Via del Lavoro 19 (in Calenzano)
Florence 50041 Calenzano

Saunas

Florence Baths
Daily 13:00 – 01:00/02:00
Small gay sauna close to the central station. With steam sauna, dry sauna and cabins, but without a bar area.
Best on Sunday evening.

Admission: approx. 18 €
@ Via Guelfa 93/r
Florence 50129