The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities come together to openly promote and celebrate being part of the LGBT Pride around the world. Whatever your sexual orientation the Via San Giovanni area of Rome is a colourful and vibrant place to be during Pride in Italy. There are guest speakers to help educate and promote equality, with live debates and documentaries aired on the big screen. During the evening Rome comes alive with drag acts, DJ’s and hosts live performances from the likes of Gloria Gaynor and LGBT ambassador Ru Paul. In 2000 Rome was awarded the World Pride event, during which an estimated 250,000 festival goers descended on the city.
The nearest airports to Rome are Ciampino and Fiumicino (aka Leonardo da Vinci International Airport), both of which are less than 45 minutes into the city. Head towards the Laterano region, with the major events within Roma Pride being reached via the San Giovanni station. Evening events start from around 6pm whilst clubs with DJ’s, drag acts and live performances are likely to be from around 8.30pm onwards. Whilst the parade/march starts during the day and welcomes one and all at no cost, indoor venues may well be ticketed events and restricted to over 18’s only due to licensing laws.
With Roma Pride being at the start of the summer season, book accommodation early if you’re looking to stay in the main area for LGBT entertainment. Whilst it is recommended to review the official website for a guide to what’s on, the last day will hold the main event of the actual parade. Keep an eye out for any special guests, Roma Pride has attracted some big names. Visit la Gay Croisette, whilst at the same time there are smaller unofficial gatherings that are also worth attending.
Look at a wide selection of houses and apartments, holiday homes, villas and other private rentals in the Laterano region. If you are looking to stay close to the area or travel elsewhere within the city, it is easy to arrive on foot or use public transport. Check our accommodation in Rome.
The famous Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the ruins of the Roman Forum are close to the main festivities. Walking tours of the area lead to the impressive Trevi Fountain and temple of Pantheon. In Rome you will also find Vatican City, which includes the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica.
For more information, including: the route of the Roma Pride Parade, events, news/activism and initiatives, la Gay Croisette, Gay Street and via San Giovanni, press releases, volunteering at Roma Pride and more visit the official website.
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