Romantic week in northern Italy

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Romantic gay week in North-Easth Italy: Venice, Lake Garda and Verona

A romantic gay stay in Venice in the Dorsoduro sestiere (quarter), a quiet and peaceful area of the city. This place faces the Canal of Health just next to a majestic church, where glitters of an enchanted place reflect. You are going to follow on the footsteps of the great Thomas Mann and of his novel “Death in Venice”.

Then it’s time for wellness and health in a fine, design and innovative structure: Aqualux in Bardolino, on Garda Lake. Here guests will have a nice welcome in a gay friendly place, with access to the Spa and thermal baths and can relish a couple massage included in the package. During the day they can visit the historical center of the nice town of Bardolino just few steps from the resort and taste the excellent local wines.

In the afternoon, a tour of the ancient town of Verona to Romeo and Juliet’s home and a romantic dinner admiring the beauty of the Arena. Next day it is time for a visit to the Catullo Grottoes in Sirmione, the Roman poet countryside residence where he spent most of his time composing his Carmi, where he celebrated his love for Clodia, whose nickname in the Carmi was Saffo, in honor of the namesake poetess, and for a young boy called Giovenzio.

Romantic gay week in North-Easth Italy: Venice, Lake Garda and Verona

A romantic gay stay in Venice in the Dorsoduro sestiere (quarter), a quiet and peaceful area of the city. This place faces the Canal of Health just next to a majestic church, where glitters of an enchanted place reflect. You are going to follow on the footsteps of the great Thomas Mann and of his novel “Death in Venice”.

Then it’s time for wellness and health in a fine, design and innovative structure: Aqualux in Bardolino, on Garda Lake. Here guests will have a nice welcome in a gay friendly place, with access to the Spa and thermal baths and can relish a couple massage included in the package. During the day they can visit the historical center of the nice town of Bardolino just few steps from the resort and taste the excellent local wines.

In the afternoon, a tour of the ancient town of Verona to Romeo and Juliet’s home and a romantic dinner admiring the beauty of the Arena. Next day it is time for a visit to the Catullo Grottoes in Sirmione, the Roman poet countryside residence where he spent most of his time composing his Carmi, where he celebrated his love for Clodia, whose nickname in the Carmi was Saffo, in honor of the namesake poetess, and for a young boy called Giovenzio.

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Itinerary

Tour on the footsteps of the German writer Thomas Mann and His novel “Death in Venice”, set in a sultry and cholera Venice, where the writer Gustav von Aschenbach, at the top of his career, meets Tadzio, a boy of great beauty.

The strictness and respectability of the old writer will give up to passion. Then, visit Des Bains hotel, the one in which Thomas Mann met his young Polish love.

You may decide to stay in Venice or in Murano, the historical place famous for the glass craftsmanship. Here, you can assist to glass blowing, created in front of you, a beautiful pattern of the famous Murano’s Glasses

Time to experience the tour ‘On the roads of Prosecco’, a visit to two of the most famous wine cellars of the area to taste some good wine and typical products.

Free day on your own, to relish the magic of Venice. In the evening, time for boarding on an ancient Venetian Galleon called Jolly Roger for a fine and warm delicious dinner to discover the beautiful landscapes of the Venetian lagoon.

Transfer by train from Venice to the Aqualux Spa&Suite Bardolino, welcome drink and check in.

In the afternoon excursion to the center of Bardolino on the lake side to discover wine and food of the area: the red Bardolino, Custoza, Lugana and Valdadige are all excellent local wines that can be enjoyed in company.

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the pleasant and relaxing atmosphere of Aqualux Hotel, give your body a pleasant, relaxing time within the AquaSpa & Wellness in the relax area, saunas, Turkish bath, fitness area and AquaExperience area for a romantic couple body massage.

In the afternoon time to visit the house of Romeo and Juliet in Verona.

Boat to Sirmione. Visit the Catullo Grottoes, a villa on Garda Lake conserving the ancient poet’s rests, surrounded by olive trees and a stunning view from the highest point of the island.

Breakfast at the hotel. transfer to the station of Peschiera del Garda. End of services.

Venice
Sirmione
Verona

What's Included

Accommodation
Car Rental
Escorted Tours
Professional gay-friendly guide
Spa treatments
Ticketing
Wine tasting

What's Excluded

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

Additional Information

  • CAUTION: verify if your driving license can be used in Italy or if you need an international one
  • The tour is fully customizable to suit your needs.

The Voice of Our Clients

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!
Ron Davis
Ron Davis
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BEST TOUR COMPANY YOU COULD WISH FOR! I have done two tours in Rome with this amazing company and both times it was 20-30 people Expert process, memorable tours, top notch experience. We arrived by cruise ship and they handled everything. Regardless of how you arrive you will receive a tour that is personal and you feel like you w learned secrets and things you would never ever have heard or known. I wholeheartedly recommend them.
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Romantic week in northern Italy

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Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Destination: Venice
Inspiration: Relax & Wellness

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