The Roman Gay: the tour operator offering gay-friendly tours and experiences in Rome
Who said traveling to Rome and visiting its iconic sites is just about skip-the-line tickets and learning history? How about a guide that is able to captivate you with his/her storytelling? Who is informative yet fun? In between crowded groups where visitors feel like just a number, and people who don’t know each other and barely interact, many people feel let down when it comes to visiting monuments and living experiences in Rome. Not to mention, many of us, especially those in the LGBT community, feel like they cannot be themselves.
That’s exactly why The Roman Gay was founded: to offer visitors a happy, open-minded, fun and understanding place where they can be themselves. Let’s face it, we’re all tourists sometimes, Gay, Straight, Single, Families –and too much generality and little attention to individuals doesn’t make an experience unforgettable.
On top of that, many pay little attention to gay and lesbian individuals, but at at the Roman Gay everyone is welcome, no matter who you love. They organize gay-friendly tours (not that straight people aren’t welcome, on the contrary), offering visitors of the LGBT community a space where they can be themselves 100%, without worrying about being judged, looked at or hearing nasty comments.
Groups are of a maximum of 13 people for the Colosseum tours, while walking tours are with a maximum of 8 participants, ensuring a nice group and individual attention to each of the visitors. All guides from The Roman Gay are people who the company knows personally, that’s how they can guarantee the tours will be held in a professional and fun way. As part of the LGBT community themselves, ask the guides for any advice on gay-friendly restaurants, bars and nightlife recommendations.
In other words, the guides are resourceful, fun and very informative. They’ll cover interesting historical facts, even the ones that aren’t usually covered, such as the way homosexuality was experienced in Ancient Rome. You’ll find numerous experiences, and tours, such as the Colosseum Tour, which starts at Via di San Giovanni in Laterano – the cult rout of Rome’s gay nightlife – that will take you to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to get one of the best panoramic views in the city.
If you’re tired of ancient monuments and what to go on a shopping spree, they offer a Fashion Tour, where you’ll be taken from haute couture boutiques to alternative fashion stores. Are you a cinema fan? Rome is also known for being a movie set, literally. The Eternal City’s streets, piazzas and corners have been the location of many film sets, from Angels and Demons to The Great Beauty and Roman Holiday. If you’re interested in discovering some of the city’s movie locations, their Cinema Tour is just what you need.
And if you’re searching for an introduction to the Eternal City (or just a great stroll), we recommend you book the Classic Walking Tour. You’ll embark on an adventure exploring the best neighbourhood of Rome, from the Jewish Ghetto to Piazza Venezia and Piazza Navona, without forgetting about Trastevere and stopping for an aperitivo along the way. After all, when in Rome, do as the Romans do!