Experiencing LGBTQ+ Florence

Tours, events, associations and bars to discover LGBTQI+ Florence.

Florence is a destination that’s open to all and doesn’t have a specific target. Making it a perfect destination for anyone - and above all, for the entire LGBTQ+ community - is its artistic beauty and its pioneering in the fight against discrimination since the time of Leopold II, to whom "we owe the abolition of penalties for homosexuality in 1853”.

Let's discover the LGBTQ+ world of Florence together!

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Themed tour

One of the most interesting ways to get to know rainbow Florence is to experience a tour of Florentine history and culture, linked both to the LGBT world and to love in all its forms. The Amor Vincit Omnia - Uffizi in Love tour takes you to the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most famous art galleries in the world. During the visit, you will see how 360° love has influenced art over the centuries, starting from classical and mythological representations, heading towards connections with themes of beauty and sensuality, and arriving at the fusion with philosophy during the Renaissance.



Guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery - Amor Vincit Omnia, art and ...

A unique guided visit of 2 hours to discover the Uffizi Gallery through the theme of love in all its forms: Gio ...

Starting from 180.00 €

Given that the love of art, great food, Chianti, Michelangelo's David, and sunsets from the Ponte Vecchio have neither sex nor gender, you can explore many other experiences to discover the Tuscan capital. Make the most of them! The best hotels in the city are on offer until 08/30/2022 only with Destination Florence Plus: click, book your room now and receive a discount code on many tours, tastings and experiences.

LGBTQ+ evenings and events

The most important and wide-ranging event is undoubtedly the one organized by the IREOS association of Florence: the Florence Queer Festival. It’s the most important Tuscan festival, and one of the most important in Italy, in terms of art, cinema, video, theater, photography, and literature dedicated to QUEER culture. This year, it will take place from September 11 to 16, 2022. We would also like to bring attention to Toscana Pride, promoted by the associations and organizations involved in LGBTQIA activities in the region, it plays an important role in terms of politics and rights. This yearit will take place on June 18th, in Leghorn.

Turning to music and entertainment, the best Florentine gay nights are:

  • PridePark NCS: Also called "Necessariamente", the evenings are self-financed by the Florentine association, Azione Gay e Lesbica, who have been holding their monthly events at the Flog Auditorium for 25 years. A must in the city, today they are known as PridePark / NCS, taking place on the last Friday of the month.
  • Bossy: Soul Kitchen's gay Thursday with DJ, aperitivo and dinner.
  • Mamamia in Florence: once a month (Friday) the famous Versilian Mamamia arrives at the Viper Theater in Florence, with colours, drag and music all night long.
  • ICON: the new LGBT party on Saturday evenings in Florence, located on Via della Vigna Vecchia
  • Gulp: gay-friendly association that organizes parties and events throughout the year.
  • Tenax - Nobody's Perfect: Saturdays at Tenax, the most historic nightclub in Florence hosts Saturday nights filled with music and performances.

LGBTQ+ bars in Florence

If you prefer less disco and more aperitivi and cocktails, here’s a list of some of the gay friendly bars in Florence: Queer in Borgo Allegri, Piccolo Caffè in Borgo Santa Croce, Twist Bistrot in Via Cavour (with evenings of drag), and Quelo.

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The main LGBTQ+ associations in Florence

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