Rome Gay Travel Guide & Map 2022

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|  27 March 2022
Run Rome – The Marathon 2022: right in the historic center of Rome along the Roman Forum (Via dei Fori Imperiali), the Vittoriano, Piazza Venezia, Circo Massimo, Castel Sant'Angelo, St. Peter's Basilica, the Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona.

Accommodation Tip

Hotel. ****, from 85 €
Modern hotel in contemporary style, situated in the center of Rome, next to the opera. Well maintained and with gym room, sauna, washer/dryer and vending machines.
@ Via Firenze 8
Rome 00184
Metro: Repubblica, Termini

About Rome and its gay life

Rome is a controversial place for gay men. Remember your gay fantasies when you watched those movies with Roman soldiers and gladiators? See the whole world admiring the sculptures of gorgeous men by gay artists in Rome's museums? Capital of Italy, a big, free and democratic country? Don't expect too much from all that regarding the gay scene. Be it for reasons of mentality or because of the power of the Vatican, Rome has by far not the open and colourful queer life as other capitals in Europe.

But the situation has started to change with new generations of more open and self-confident gay men and women. This is especially evident at the big annual Pride manifestation in June and at the LGBT festivals in the summer. And, of course, there are also some good clubs and parties for gays in Rome.

As you can see on our Gay Rome Map, there are no particular gay areas in Rome, but a popular hotspot of the gay and lesbian community in the late evening and at night is the street in front of the two cafe-bars Coming Out and My Bar, Via di San Giovanni in Laterano, which is sometimes called Rome's Gay Street. Especially in warm summer nights, the street can be packed with hundreds of people.