The ancient city of Rome (Roma) celebrates its Gay Pride each year in June. Rome Gay Pride offers a lively parade along with plenty of festive celebrations in the city. While the LGBTQ scene in Rome may not be as robust as the one found in Milan, you are guaranteed to experience a colorful side to the Eternal City this June. Following the parade each year, many of the city's gay bars and clubs host special events and parties to keep the celebrations going well into the night.
This year celebrates 25 years of Rome Gay Pride, with the parade taking place on Saturday, June 8. It kicks off from Piazza della Republicca at 3pm, and winds its way through the streets of Rome before concluding at Piazza della Madonna di Loreto, right by the Roman Forum.
Rome's gay street, Via San Giovanni in Laterano, also hosts an open-air party, with live DJs and plenty of dancing. Local bars including popular, Coming Out, serve cocktails in plastic cups, meaning you can dance the night away on the street with a mojito in hand!
Stay tuned for the program of popular gay clubs, Muccassassina and Planet Roma as they will be sure to host excellent club nights for Rome Gay Pride.