If you try to associate a landscape to the pure idea of the word “beauty”, it’s really hard not to think of Tuscany, the quintessence of Italy.
Eternal masterpieces of art, millennia of great history in every town and village, the gaze of smooth rolling hills, gastronomic marvels and outstanding wines: Tuscany is all that, but is also an inclusive and friendly region, where each person is a special guest. And Tuscany is ready to welcome you! Hundreds of experiences are awaiting. Here are three, just for you.
Florence – the proud city
Florence is romantic, fascinating and proud to be LGBTQ+-friendly since the 15th century! Among the perfect places to discover the rainbow-coloured past you find the churches in the historic city centre, the Palatine Gallery and the Uffizi Gallery. Amazing museums to admire some of the most beautiful art works in the world also bringing into light LGBTQ+ history, like the busts of Emperor Hadrian and his lover Antinoüs or the sculpture Sleeping Hermaphroditus.
The natural spa of Saturnia
Saturnia is located in the heart of the beautiful Maremma district, quite synonymous with the idea of Tuscany. Sunflower fields, hills and softly winding roads between Grosseto and Livorno, mediaeval villages full of art and charm, the amazing sea within reach.Add to this a first-class equipped spa (termedisaturnia.it) sure to satisfy the most demanding guests.
And finally, the “raw” version – the spontaneous waterfalls Cascate del Mulino, an open-air spa with warm sulphurous waters, an emotion bringing you back in time being an historic LGBTQ+ meeting place.
The Tuscan coastline between Forte dei Marmi and Torre del Lago is called Versilia; home to entertainment and to art. It could be the beauty of the place, it could be the welcoming feeling, but this is the most beloved place for the Italian LGBTQ+ community. Viareggio is famous for the colourful yearly Carnival. Torre del Lago instead is the queen of the summer night, where the street Viale Europa holds a long row of establishments with drag shows, music and party for everyone. In the south: La Lecciona, a beloved naturist beach
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