Explore your identity on our LGBTQ+ Italian tours

We will take you on a journey for discover the truth

Italy with a different point of view

Our Untold History Tours will show and explain all the things you want to see on a standard tour, but with an emphasis on the destination’s LGBTQ+ history

This means delving deep into the lives, loves and challenges faced by renowned gay geniuses such as Leonardo da Vinci or Michelangelo Buonarroti, whose sexuality and the societal challenges they faced dramatically impacted their art and lives. 

It is an opportunity to discover Roman and Greek history in Italy without ignoring the importance of same-sex love. 

Our gay-friendly guides will help you to discover the untold history of iconic Italian destinations with unique experiences designed to LGBTQ+ travelers and their allies.

A number of unveiled stories, of uncommon experiences and settings make Italy a unique destination.

Do you imagine yourself in the shoes of Michelangelo or of Leonardo, or Raffaello, when learning the best practices of Italian Renaissance frescoes? Or visiting movie settings which have been prize-winners in the most seductive Italian destinations? Or hit the ground of your heroes?

If you are looking for something out of the ‘common spaces’….for anything which only experts may know….or if only you would like to prove yourself at new experiences…well…you can find a lot right here!

Find Your Untold History Experience

Check out the Most Popular Gay Tours offered by Quiiky.

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From €115
Learn fresco techniques and clay sculpture
3 hours
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Art & Culture
Florence
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From €115
Capture the body shape with a painting lesson
3 hours
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Art & Culture
Florence
Fountain on St. Peter's square in Vatican City. Vintage
From €230
Discover the secret history of the Vatican Museums
3 hours
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Art & Culture
Rome
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From €176
Explore the archaeological site of Pompeii
3 hours
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History
Naples
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From €340
Discover the past life of Oscar Wilde in Venice
3 hours
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Art & Culture
Venice
Photo Roberto Chiovitti
From €215
Discover the past life of Oscar Wilde in Rome
3 hours
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Art & Culture
Rome
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From €230
Discover the past life of Oscar Wilde in Naples
3 hours
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Art & Culture
Naples
MOLE ANTONELLIANA, TORINO. PIEMONTE
From €163
Discover the gay untold history of Turin
2 hours
history-inspiration
History
Turin
Young handsome man (20-25) chilling out at Milan's, Italy bohemian Navigli district at sunset
From €193
Explore the most vibrant district of Navigli in Milan
3 hours
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Adventure
Milan
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From €220
Discover the Homosexuality in the Ancient Rome
3 Hours
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History
Rome
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From €163
Discover the places where Leonardo da Vinci lived
3 hours
art-culture-inspiration
Art & Culture
Milan
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From €192
Explore Museum Hendrik Christian Andersen
3 Hours
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Art & Culture
Rome

Our Customers Say

Ian
Ian
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My husband and I booked the tour of the “Vatican in a gay light” for one morning during our trip to Rome. Our guide, Dario, was very knowledgeable of the historical significe of the art works as well as many of the anecdotes that provided context. We learned a great deal and truly enjoyed ourselves. This tour is too notch! Thank you.
Matt Berg
Matt Berg
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Excellent pre-cruise Quiiky tour in Venice. Great guide who had so much intimate knowledge of Venice. Besides being very handsome he is a local resident for more than 2 decades with so much intimate knowledge that you can’t get from a guidebook. This is my second time using Quiiky for tours and transfers; they’re my first choice in Italy!
Dan & Vince
Dan & Vince
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First I would like to thank you and your company and all involved for a wonderful trip. From beginning to end we continued to be amazed by all the wonder service we received from all of you. We had a fabulous time for our anniversary. All the guides were great and all better than we expected. It is hard to pick a best as they were all awesome, that being said, three stand out for being most personable and had a excellent sense of how to move us along our tours. Quiiky gets 5 out of 5 for all other ratings. Yes, we would positively reccommend for anyone considering travel to Italy. AND, Giovanna, you’re the best.
 John Bindlechner-Wigan
John Bindlechner-Wigan
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We adored our Quikky tour of the Vatican with our guide Claudio. We had been a little apprehensive about visiting the Vatican but this tour is the way to go! Claudio had an expert knowledge of the art collection and we enjoyed hearing the "other", more scandalous stories of the private lives of Michelangelo and the popes. We loved our visit to the museums, Sistine Chapel, grotto and St Peters - I recommend joining the queue and adding on the view from the dome of the basilica - well worth the stairs!
Denis Dallaire
Denis Dallaire
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The excursion to Capri was great! The headphone system worked really well and the guide Andrea was super nice and fun! He was a really good guide and would not hesitate to have him again. The food and drink offerings were very good. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Oliver Broad
Oliver Broad
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Thanks for a great alternative tour of the Vatican. Having visited back in 1999 I wanted something a little different to do with my husband who had never visited before. It is great to see Quiiky offering tours with a twist and can most definitely recommend this one for your next visit to Rome.
Greg Brady
Greg Brady
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First had a wonderful pre-cruise Quikky tour in Venice. Our guide was super friendly, knowledgeable, and a great deal of fun. Then I went on a tour of the Vatican and our tour guide was incredible. He is an expert on the Vatican and on the pertinent gay history (which turns out to be much more than you might even think). He literally made the Vatican come alive and provided one of the more fascinating tours I have taken anywhere. And the two wonderful owners of Quiiky picked us up and took us on a vehicular tour of Rome. Others got back from Rome complaining of the crowds and the heat... we got back energized, happy, and filled with fascinating information after an afternoon filled with fun and personalized care. Don't make the mistake thinking you will get an equivalent tour from a straight guide/company -- if you are gay, Quiiky is the way to go.
Auston Matta
Auston Matta
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I highly recommend Quiiky Travel for any guided visit to Rome or Italy. I was both surprised and entertained by everything GAY I learned about the Vatican on my tour. They are passionate about providing an excellent travel experience and I have no doubt that you would enjoy one of their tours or travel products.
Denis Dallaire
Denis Dallaire
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What a wonderful experience to Messina and Taormina. Antonio was a great guide with good knowledge and history-telling. Really enjoyed the history of the museum Cusena. Again the food and drinks on the boat were very good. Thank you so much!
Santiago Stanley
Santiago Stanley
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Our excursion to Messina and Taormina today was excellent. Antonio was amazing. Our food experience was on point … starting with the granita and Brioche in Messina and the arancini and cannoli in Taormina!!! The boat trip around the bays was spectacular and the food again!!! Eggplant Parmesan and the sardine dish and olives… Again Antonio was patient , knowledgeable sweet and always on time!! Excellent experience!!!
Adam Martindale
Adam Martindale
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We had a fantastic tour of the Vatican with Paolo from Quiiky. Paolo was knowledgeable, personable, fun and really gave us a different insight into the history of art and the gay artists that are part of the Vatican’s history and more! Highly recommended!
Theron Clark Stuart
Theron Clark StuartGroup Traveller
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It was easy to schedule our tour. Everything was explained in great detail, so there was no confusion on the day of the excursion. The vans were spotless and comfortable. Our guide for the Colosseum was exceptional in every way. He was cute, knowledgeable, witty, flexible and engaging. We met so wonderful folks and shared a wonderful lunch with the guys from our group. Could not have been happier with Quiiky.
Curtis Korchinsky
Curtis KorchinskyGroup Traveller
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Fantastic company to work with. Very easy and simple…..and good value. Will definitely book with them again!
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