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A romantic gay tour of the most appreciated destinations in Italy: Milan, Como Lake, Bellagio and Maggiore Lake

The first step is the City of Milan, where you are going to experience and get deep inside the gay andlesbian Italian life while admiring some of the main artworks that have made this city so much  appreciated. A designed tour on the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci one of the greatest homosexual personalities of Italy will make you plunge into the history and into his personal life.

C​ontinuing with the tour you will discover Lake Como and relax over its breathtaking view,  unique and evocative place for your most romantic moments, thanks to the enchanting  panorama that only Lake Como can offer. The tour will end on the beautiful shores of Lake  Maggiore with romantic sunset boat trip that will make you feel like you are living your own  Italian movie.

Itinerary

Arrival at the four-star hotel in Milan.

Day off, to visit Milan. We suggest you to taste some typical dishes of the Milan cuisine (risotto alla milanese, risotto with saffron, polenta, typical local sausages…) and to experience the gay life of the city, especially in its gay area around Porta Venezia and Corso Buenos Aires, in bars such as the Leccomilano, the Mono, the Rainbow. If you want to dance all night, don’t miss Borgo and Plastic clubs.

 

Half day tour with private gay guide following on the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci.

Your guide is going to show you that Leonardo was secretly in love with one of his disciples, Salaì, painted in the portrait of St. John the Baptist at the Ambrosiana Gallery. Also, you will see the Atlantic Codex, where Leonardo used to draw his projects and report his studies.

Then, the Sforza Castle, where Leonardo worked as an architect, painter and event creator; there you will find the “Sala delle Asse”, painted by Leonardo in 1498 and the Art Gallery of the Castle, with splendid paintings made by Leonardo’s disciples. The last stop will be the Last Supper, the mysterious fresco Dan Brown took as the main subject of his best seller.​

The tour will end with an unusual dinner in typical Leonardian clothes in Vaprio, town that hosts the last dwelling of the artist, with the recipes Leonardo wrote and prepared himself! Overnight stay.​

In the morning you will meet your private guide, and departure by car from Milan towards Bellagio. Walk to the village of Bellagio, where distinctive old houses are framed into a beautiful landscape.

Free lunch.

In the afternoon boat trip to visit the historic gardens of Lake Como.

Return to the hotel. Overnight stay.​

Day visit of two beautiful villas, historic homes among the most beautiful in Italy: Villa Melzi and Villa Balbianello.​

Villa Melzi is surrounded by beautiful gardens, waterways, sculptures and ancient trees, visit his “Orangerie”, a sort of greenhouse in which oranges were grown in winter, now home of the archaeological museum.

Villa del Balbaniello, among the most beautiful and romantic residences of the lake, set of countless film productions: Star Wars, the 007 series, Casino Royale.​

Return to the center of Bellagio, to taste its typical dish “Toc”..

Afternoon free to enjoy a little relaxation on the lake.

In the evening, drink at the Lido Bellagio, located between the village and the gardens of Villa Melzi, for an evening of “Movida” of Lake Como. Overnight stay in Bellagio.

Departure for Como by car with your tour guide. Arrive and check in to a four-star hotel.

Visit the city of Como, a charming town with its historic buildings and the elegant Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in Gothic architecture style which gives a unique and amazing view of the Lake Como landscape.

Afternoon of relax in the unique and exclusive Casta Diva Spa.

Night free and over-night stay.

Leave the beautiful city of Como and depart towards another Italian jewel, Lake Maggiore.

Private car transfer to your Hotel.

Welcome coffe/drink in the four-star hotel and free time.

In the afternoon boat ride, to explore the islands of Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Madre. On Isola Bella you will find the Borromeo Palace with its beautiful garden. Unique landscapes, like going back in time, with fairy tale images, are what Isola dei Pescatori has to offer.

Last but not least, Isola Madre, with its botanical garden, where you will have the opportunity to see rare and exotic species. Return to the Hotel in the evening and night free.

Overnight stay.​

A relaxing day along the Maggiore Lake.

Here you will enjoy the crystal clear water of the lake and several beaches.

In the evening, at the sunset lights, boat trip for a delicious dinner with ​a unique landscape on the background.

Overnight stay.

Transfer to the airport and departure.

What's Included

Accommodation
Car Rental
Escorted Tours
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Professional gay-friendly guide
Ticketing

What's Excluded

Everything not clearly mentioned on what's Included
Flights
Fuel, extra insurance and motorway fees
Meals
Personal extras
Personal insurance
Tips

Additional Information

  • CAUTION: verify whether your driving license may be used in Italy or if you need an international one.
  • The tour is fully customizable to suit your needs. 
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Gay Milan and Lake District

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Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
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