The amazing Naples and the surrounding territory experienced in a gay friendly way, going to discover all the curiosities, the hidden aspects and the homosexual personalities who have made this city great in culture and art. The incredible ruins of Pompeii and Paestum will be part of this tour, as well as the relaxing village of Sorrento, where to taste the local liquor Limoncello, and the island of Capri, a chic and trendy destination where to have some shopping before getting back to our homes.
Arrival at the station or airport, assistance by a member from our staff and private transfer to the Hotel, gay friendly, check in. Free time at disposal.
Breakfast in hotel. In the morning, visit of the Archaeological Museum, where we’ll see the amazing collection of frescoes and statues that were excavated in Pompeii and other nearby sites. The Museum also has some fabulous homoerotic pieces, including the statue of Harmodios and Aristogeiton, the male-male couple who were revered as the founders of the Athenian democracy; and there is the fascinating Gabinetto Segreto, the collection of erotic art that until the 1960s was only open to “people of mature age and respectable morals.” We’re then going to see San Giovanni Maggiore, a church built on the rests of an ancient pagan temple probably commissioned by Hadrianus the Emperor in honour of his beloved Antinoo; Santa Maria del Carmine church where Corradino of Svevia and his cousin Federico were buried (they were probably homosexuals). We’ll delight our taste eating a Naples delicacy: the Babà in one of the most famous pastry shops of the city: Al Capriccio, Tizzano, Vincenzo Bellavia, Mary, Scaturchio, Carraturo.
In the evening you cannot miss the classic Neapolitan pizza in one of the famous Neapolitan pizza at Sorbillo, where the traditional way of making pizza is kept alive. You may know that pizza was created right here, within the urban edges of Naples, and the actual denomination of pizza is known only since the XIX century, although the origins of the famous dish are very old.
Gay life in Naples gathers especially around Piazza Bellini, where local young gays and lesbians love to spend their nights in one or more of the several gay clubs that take place here. Among these, two of the most famous are the FREEiD in Vico San Geronimo and the Ghetto Crime Bar, in Via Giuseppe Ferrigni.
Breakfast in hotel and transfer to Pompeii.
Pompeii, the city destroyed by the uncontrollable power of nature, will unveil how ancient times were open-minded about sexual orientation. In the suburban thermal baths we’re going to see about sixteen scenes of gay sex between two men, two women and a threesome, as Catullus wrote in the Carmen 56.
Usually in these threesomes the woman got laid with the two men, in this case one of the men has sex with the other man.
Transfer to Paestum in the afternoon. We find here a famous gay painting inside the Tomb of the Diver, the only example of Greek painting with figurative scenes, coming from the Classic, Archaic and Hellenistic period, which has survived in its entirety. Among the thousands of Greek tombs known at that time (700-400 BC) this is the only one that was decorated with frescoes of human subject. The scenes on the walls represent a total of ten men who entertain a banquet, lying on klinai: one playing the lyre, one plays the flute, one plays the còttabo (trying to hit the target with the sip of the wine in his cup), two in particular linger in attitudes of homosexual affection, a typical Greek habit: it is the ratio of pederasty, where one of the two men is in adulthood and the other one is a teenager, in a relationship pupil-teacher.
Return to Naples.
Breakfast in hotel and transfer by hydrofoil to Sorrento. Daily tour in this nice village on the Amalfi Coast, with its typical narrow alleys rich in artisanal shops, tasty flavors and beautiful views on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Time to taste some of the products of the area and the sweetness of the Limoncello, the famous liquor made with the lemons of this area, appreciated all around the country. At the end of the second day return to Naples.
Breakfast in hotel. From Naples via hydrofoil we are going to reach the nice island of Capri, the favorite destination of Tiberio the Emperor, bisexual known for his parties and where the famous and tragic homosexual scandal regarding Alfred Krupp, owner of the steelworks, occurred. We are going to discover the top of the homosexual life of Capri of the last decades of the XIX century and the World War II where here took place the élite homosexuality: aristocrats and factory captains who wanted to take distance from the hipocrisis of the countryland, esthetes, intellectuals in love with the Greek style of Capri.
The island got rich of beautiful villas, behind thier curtains the cerimony of extreme took place, starting from Villa Lysis, with its golden reliefs like the ones Klimt used to paint.
People went to Capri as to the wonderful India, closing their old clothes in the closet and dressing in lavish way. People went back in time and stayed with young guys, following socratic love stories and put aside moral obsessions. Between the World Wars, Capri became a branch of Lesvos. Overnight in Capri.
These days are going to be dedicated entirely to relax at the beach or in the sea. Let’s discover the healthy power of the sea on our skin, take a visit of different spots on the island or stay lazy on the beach relishing the warming sun. It’s a must to visit the famous “faraglioni”, typical rock formation that come out from the sea as pinnacles. You can delight your taste and try the best seafood in one of the several restaurants or fish shops along the island.
Breakfast in hotel, private transfer to the station or airport. End of services.
3* HOTEL IBIS STYLES NAPOLI GARIBALDI
4* HOTEL REINASSANCE NAPLES
3* HOTEL IL GIRASOLE
4* HOTEL LA RESIDENZA
8 overnights in hotel, trasfers for daily tours, entrance tickets, private guides, pizza dinner in Naples; hydrofoil to/from Sorrento and Capri; meals as scheduled in the itinerary;
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