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Vacation Drama of White Lotus Adds Murderous Spike to Sicily Tours Demand

Sicily is turning to out to be every bit as seductive as the hit HBO satire series White Lotus makes it out to be. Interest in Italy and its charming towns have seen web searches up over 50% following the series’ record-breaking finale in December. This is according to Alessio Virgili, co-founder and CEO of Sonders & Beach. Quiiky, an Italian LGBTQ+ Tour operator and subsidiary of Sonders & Beach, saw its new White Lotus tour sell out in record time earlier in the year. Virgili said they anticipate high demand for 2023 – with registration only set to open in January.

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Quiiky Tours Launches “White Lotus” Guided Tour in Sicily

Quiiky Tours, the Italian-based LGBTQ+ tour specialist, is offering a new “White Lotus” tour that takes guests on a guided journey to many of the real-life settings from the second season of the comedy drama, which is set in Sicily. Guests start the nine-day tour with a two-night stay at the Four Seasons San Domenico Palace in Taormina—the “White Lotus resort” that hosted the eccentric cast of characters in Season 2. The tour then visits other prominent locations from the series, including Noto, Cefalù and Palermo.

Originally exclusive to its VIP clients, Quiiky will open bookings for everyone in mid-January 2023. It is currently accepting registrations to be on the waitlist for future dates, which begin in spring.

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Five centuries on, Milan still echoes with the genius of queer icon Leonardo da Vinci

Since his death more than 500 years ago, multihyphenate genius Leonardo da Vinci and his spectacular works have inspired respect and wonder in generation after generation the world over. An icon of the Renaissance, an inventor so ahead of his time that it’s taken centuries for many of his ideas to come to fruition, and the painter of some of the most stirring and famous works of art on the planet, Leonardo has also become a hero for LGBTQ people, who’ve long seen in his works and biography a host of beguiling clues to his queerness.

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Vatican Art in a Gay Light

Among the many ways that Pope Francis has changed the tone of the Vatican is with his seeming openness to groups that have long been shunned, from divorced Catholics to children of gay couples. His approach has inspire one Italian gay travel company, Quiiky, to look at the Vatican Museums’ vast art collections from a gay perspective. Called “The Untold History,” tours began in November and focus on the sexuality of classical and Renaissance art and artists.

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The Secret Gay Vatican Tour

“Now we go to see a sexy naked guy,” our guide says matter-of-factly, as he scurries ahead of us into the next room. It’s not the sort of thing one expects to hear on a tour inside Catholicism’s international headquarters — but then again, this is no ordinary Vatican tour. We’re being led on a gay-themed exploration of the Vatican’s massive and incomparable art collection, as part of the “Untold History” tour launched late last year by Italian LGBT travel company Quiiky.

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The secret gay-themed tours of the Vatican: Visitors can now hear the 'homosexual backstories' behind the famous art collections there

The headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church can now be explored in an entirely new way. Just last year, LGBT travel company Quikky launched a gay-themed tour of the Vatican Museums art collection – and it has been steadily rising in popularity ever since. The ‘Untold History’ tour, as it’s known, chronicles the gay backstories behind the world’s most famous art.

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Une agence de voyage propose un « gay art tour » du Vatican

Si, aujourd’hui, de nombreux historiens s’accordent sur les préférences de Michel-Ange pour les hommes, l’assertion n’a pas toujours été si évidente, surtout au sein de l’Eglise catholique. Pourtant, il n’y a qu’à regarger les proportions parfaites de sa célèbre sculpture de David, ou encore les magnifiques traits fins du « Garçon avec un panier de fruits » du Caravagepour cerner la passion des corps masculins qui animait l’art italien des XVe et XVIe siècles.

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Will gay art tour of the Vatican get the Pope's seal of approval?

Visitors to Rome used to be told by tour guides that Michelangelo was “married to his art”. At least that was less shameless than the 1961 biopic that gives him a made-up girlfriend. It is a welcome sign of changing attitudes that an Italian tour company is now offering art tours of the Vatican that focus on the sexualities of Michelangelo and other great 16th and 17th-century masters.

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‘Call Me By Your Name’ themed tour launched in Italy

A Call Me By Your Name themed tour visiting the iconic locations in the Oscar nominated film released last year is being offered by the first LGBT tour operator in Italy, QUIIKY. The film follows the burgeoning romance between Oliver and Elio over a summer in a sleepy Italian backwater.

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Ahora ya puede vivir un verano 'Call me by your name' gracias a este tour

Como bien cantaron Sonia y Selena, “cuando llega el calor, los chicos se enamoran” y eso es básicamente lo que nos contó Call me by your name, pero cuando se estrenó, el pasado enero, estábamos demasiado abrigados como para vislumbrar el verano. Ahora, el deseo de protagonizar una historia de amor como la de Elio y Oliver está un paso más cerca, y no solo por las bondades del clima. Quiiky, el primer touroperador italiano especializado en público LGTB ha lanzado un viaje para recorrer los escenarios de la película de Luca Guadagnino.

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LGBTQ+ Tour Operator, Quiiky, Debuts “Call Me by Your Name” Tour

LGBTQ+ Tour Operator, Quiiky, has announced a new guided tour in Italy based on the Oscar-winning film, “Call Me by Your Name.” The eight-night tour visits many of the Italian settings seen in the film, including Milan, Crema, Lake Garda, Verona, Venice and Bergamo. Prices start at $2,500 per person, based on double occupancy, and include accommodations, breakfast daily, car rental for the driving portion of the itinerary, and guided tours of Milan, Crema, Verona and Venice. High-speed rail travel can be substituted for the driving portion. Prices are based on currency exchange rates and subject to change.

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‘Call Me By Your Name’ themed tour launched in Italy

A Call Me By Your Name themed tour visiting the iconic locations in the Oscar nominated film released last year is being offered by the first LGBT tour operator in Italy, QUIIKY. The film follows the burgeoning romance between Oliver and Elio over a summer in a sleepy Italian backwater. Wild swimming, romantic bike rides and perpetual sunshine characterise this beautiful film which was primarily filmed throughout northern Italy.

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There Will Be a Gay-Friendly ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Tour of Italy

If you were completely taken by the story of Oliver and Elio in Call Me By Your Name, you might soon be able to have a hot, lusty Italian summer of your own. Cue up the Sufjan Stevens, baby. Quiiky Tours is the first Italian tour company to specialize in LGBTQ-themed tours, and the company is offering a nine-day package that will take you on a tour of the locations shown in the film. The trip will take you to picturesque cities and towns such as Milan, Crema, Lake Garda, Verona, Venice, and Bergamo for a cool $2,300 (accommodations, meals, and travel included).

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There's now a 'Call Me By Your Name'-themed tour in Italy

‘Call Me By Your Name’ fans will be delighted to hear that a tour revolving around the movie’s themes and locations is now available in Italy. The tour is being offered by the first LGBT tour operator in Italy, Quiiky, and takes place over nine days with an emphasis on LGBTQ history and experiences throughout the trip.

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A gay-friendly ‘call me by your name’ tour of italy is happening

It’s finally peach season! Which means a number of Call Me By Your Name fans are traveling to Italy in the hopes of experiencing some of the film’s magic for themselves. Want to bike around Crema? Or visit a wine cellar for a tasting? You’re in luck, an Italian tour company, Quiiky Tours, has put together an Italian vacation directly inspired by the Timothée Chalamet-starring award darling.

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Prepara las maletas: Ahora podrás visitar los lugares donde se grabó "Call Me By Your Name"

El film “Call Me By Your Name” es un drama romántico ganador del premio Óscar a Mejor Guión Adaptado en 2018. La película narra la historia de amor entre Elio y Oliver, al norte de Italia en los años 80. Las tomas de los paisajes veraniegos son característicos de la cinta y se volvieron de culto para los seguidores de la novela.

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영화 <콜 미 바이 유어 네임 Call Me By Your Name>속으로 여름 휴가를 떠나다?

올 상반기, 가장 많은 이슈를 불러일으켰던 영화 <콜 미 바이 유어 네임 Call Me By Your Name>. 인기에 힘입어 속편 제작까지 확정되며 수많은 영화팬들을 설레게 했다. 기쁜 소식은 여기서 끝이 아니다. 영화 스토리를 바탕으로 구성된 이탈리아 투어 패키지 상품이 등장한 것이다.

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Tour Northern Italy following the steps of Call Me By Your Name's Elio and Oliver

Somewhere in Northern Italy, you can now explore the locations featured in last year’s Oscar-winning movie Call Me By Your Name. A new LGBTQ-friendly tour will let visitors fall into Elio and Oliver’s summer love story while travelling through the Po Valley from Milan to Venice.

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The LGBTQ Pavilion At The New York Times Travel Show Has Everything You Need For Your Next Adventure

The New York Times Travel Show is the American travel event of the year for both industry pros and the travel-loving public, and this year’s edition is grabbing more attention than ever. More than 170 destinations from around the world will be represented by more than 550 exhibitors with cultural performances and international cuisine fueling the frenzy from January 25 to January 27 at New York City’s Javits Center, and the LGBTQ Travel Pavilion is at the top of many must lists.

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