Tuscany was the San Francisco of the Renaissance, which has carried over into the atmosphere of the region to this day. It was also the first Italian state to decriminalize homosexuality, and many Tuscan towns honor equal marriage rights by registering LGBT unions in their municipal records.
Florence is a main gay destination in Tuscany, despite its conservative atmosphere. The club Fabrik is the best place to go to get a taste of gay Italy in this beautiful city. The Crisco Club and Tabasco Bar are two alternative options that will leave you dancing the nights away. Viareggio and Torre del Lago are other LGBT hotspots of Tuscany that are so worth the visit, all year round!