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The Navigli represents relax and fun to the Milanese: it is a most appreciated area, because of its recent revitalization, which has brought the old Milan to a new life. On weekends, Navigli are the gathering meeting points for youngsters: restaurants and bars are on ‘the front line’, as this is the place where a true Milan can be found.

Gay life and entertainment here are less ‘intense’ than in the Porta Venezia District. Nevertheless, it is an amazing place, where everyday life was dedicated to artworks,commerce, transportation of people and goods. Given that this place was so commercial busy also prostitution was very flourishing.

Quiiky tours organizes a three-hour guided walking tour through the neighboroughood: amazing stories of the pst times, when it was a ‘bohemien’ place for artists and for the lively night life merged into hidden houses and courtyards. And not only! Enjoy a gay friendly cruise on the canals and an aperitive in one of the gay bars here: the Bobino Bar and the Ego Cocktails.

Meet your gay friendly guide near the Duomo /Via Torino. Catch the trolley to Porta Genova for a 20 minute-ride on the original public transportation means: its wooden seats and its driving recall the old times. It is a beautiful way to commute in the city, not so fast, nevertheless really intriguing as the city can be easily watched through its glass windows.

You arrive to the Naviglio Grande, which was originally the main water way in the city, used for people and goods .

The channel net in Milan was developed since the XII century, in order to convey the Lake Como and Lake maggiore waters to Milan. Leonardo da Vinci, who lived in Milan almost 20 years, invented a system of lock gates to control the floods . This ingenious system is still in use, all over the world and it is named ‘the Vincian lock gates’.

The ‘Navigli Circle’ around Milan developed until 1950, when they started to lose their main function (transportation). Nevertheless, many fields still are watered by the Navigli.

In the Navigli District , one of the most ancient church in Milan is a must to visit: the Sant’Eustorgio Basilica, which was built in the IV century a.C. The basilica history dates back to when Bishop Eustorgius decided to build it where the cart delivering the Three Wise Men’s relics bogged down. Also, it is said that a visit to the basilica alleviates headaches and preserves good health.

A promenade in the Navigli District is a true experience: it has nothing to do with the crowdy and fussy industrial allure of the city. On the contrary, its small bridges, its low houses, its waters reminds of a quiet walkable oasis where stops in bar for a Spritz or an aperitive are a must.

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It is possible to rent a motorboat for a gay friendly tour on the Naviglio Grande and have your aperitive on board. The tour includes navigation for 1.5 hours, comfortably hosted on the ‘Corsaro dei Navigli’ (the Navigli Pirate’). Preferably at evening to enjoy the city lights on the Navigli shores. Quotes by writing at booking@quiiky.com.

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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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