Arrived at the Venezia Santa Lucia train station sometime after 6 a.m.—seemed like the city was asleep but the sun…
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Italy is special. Start here with my basic Italy travel tips, or jump down below to read my latest Italy travel blogs.
Support this campaign to build an LGBT-friendly guest-house in Abruzzo, Italy. The Eden House is the dream project of Federico and Federica who plan to convert an original Italian home into a beautiful, luxurious guest house. They’re currently running a Kickstarter to help get the guest house underway—with detailed and exhaustive plans to renovate the building into a lovely guest house. Those that wish to donate to their project can provide anywhere between €10 and €1,000 toward rewards such as nights in the hotel, postcards, posters and even homemade local jams and marmalades. The guest house will be located in Abruzzo, in a small medieval borough near Pescara. Check their Kickstarter page here to see how you can help!
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Italy is a great European destination for year-round travel. In the summer, the country is full of tourists with long queues at just about every museum, every tourist attraction and overflowing the many pedestrian streets and Italian small towns across the country. So, if you choose to visit in the winter, you can expect shorter queues and less crowds but the same delicious food and amazing attractions.
Because it’s easy to travel around Italy on train (use Trenitalia.com too book tickets in advance), it’s possible to add several day trips onto a simple city break in Italy. But you should consider booking a multi-day tour through the country, as well, because each city has its own unique culture. There are huge differences between Milan and Florence, or Rome and Venice, or the north to the south. Italy was unified as a country from countless kingdoms and separate states. Even today, the Vatican is its own country-capital in the center of Rome—maintaining its independence. So, if you’re planning on visiting Italy for anything more than a weekend, make sure you visit multiple villages or Italian cities.
Italy is one of the world's most romantic countries which makes it a great destination for LGBTQ couples. While parts of Italy are still very conservative (and religious), the country has seen many recent successes for LGBTQ equality. Big cities and tourist hotspots like Milan, Rome and Venice are generally safe and comfortable for LGBTQ travelers, even if it's hard to find any gay events, bars or nightlife in each city.
Want to visit Italy and stay in an LGBT-friendly guest house? Make sure you check out the Eden Rooms in Abruzzo - more details here!
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