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Luxury Travel To Italy

Italy is one of Mr Hudson's most popular tourist destinations for a truly luxury gay vacation, and it's easy to see why. Italy has everything a discerning gay traveler could ask for: beautiful cities, rich history, art and culture, delicious food, and picturesque landscapes. From the fashion capital of Milan to the romantic canals of Venice, the history of the Roman ruins, or the beaches and vineyards, Mr Hudson can customize a perfect trip that includes the must-see destinations and ensures that you feel comfortable and pampered throughout your journey as you explore everything that wonderful Italy has to offer.

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As a Mr Hudson explorer, you will indulge in the finest food, wine, and luxurious accommodations while exploring one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Quick Facts About Italy

The Best Time of Year To Visit

The best time to visit Italy depends on what you want to do and see. Generally, the months of April to June and September to October are the best times to visit as the weather is mild, the crowds are smaller, and the prices are lower. If you’re planning to visit the beaches, then the summer months of July and August are the most popular, but as this is Europeans’ peak vacation season, they are also the most crowded and expensive. If you’re a fan of winter sports, the ski resorts in the Italian Alps are open from December to April.

Top Things to Do

Italy is full of amazing things to do and see, from exploring ancient ruins to sampling delicious Italian cuisine. Some of the top things to do include:


Italy has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and cool, wet winters. The weather varies depending on the region, with the north being cooler and wetter than the south. The best time to visit Italy for good weather is from April to June and September to October. And as mentioned earlier, you can ski the Italian Alps from December to April.

Is Italy Generally a Welcoming and Safe Destination for LGBTQ Travellers?

Yes, although Italy is quite a religious country, it is generally a welcoming and safe destination for gay travelers and the country has made great strides towards equality.

What Should I Avoid in Italy?

While Italy is a safe gay destination overall, pickpocketing is common in tourist areas, so be sure to to keep an eye on your belongings. Additionally, it’s recommended to dress appropriately when visiting Italian cathedrals and other religious sites.

Do I Need a Visa to Travel to Italy?

Italy is a member of the European Union so citizens of EU countries and EEA countries can travel to Italy freely. Passport holders from the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and some other non-EU countries do not require a visa for stays up to 90 days within a 180-day period. Be sure your passport has more than three months remaining from departure date and check visa requirements for your specific country before traveling.


Overall, Italy is a wonderful destination for gay travelers, with plenty to see and do. Whether you’re a fan of art, history, food, or just relaxing, Italy has something special to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

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