Welcome to Venice Italy Nightlife Gay Scene

Alberoni Beach, Lido


Now an almost exclusively gay beach, Alberoni is the place to cruise in summer. The dunes and pine forest are where the action is. If the weather's good, cruising starts as...

Alla Zucca

 Critics' choice
Restaurants & cafés

One of Venice's first 'alternative' trattorias and still one of the best - not to mention one of the best-value. By a pretty bridge, the vegetarian-friendly, (mainly)...

Santa Croce 1762



The national gay rights group ArciGay sponsors activities, festivals, counselling and AIDS awareness. ArciGay membership (€15) is needed to enter several venues; this can be...

Casa d'Artista Lucio Andrich Bed & Breakfast


This bed and breakfast on Torcello caters to an exclusive clientele, and is just the thing if you need to get away from it all. The guest rooms, located in the main house and...

Via Borgognoni 4L

Flexo Club

ClubsSport, health & fitness

Flexo has a cocktail bar, disco, solarium, cruising area, darkrooms, gym, beauty centre, hydro-massage and a large cruising garden - pretty much everything you could ever want....

Via D Turazza 19

Il Lato Azzurro


This gay-owned and operated guest house on the vegetable-garden island of Sant'Erasmo is the ideal place to stay if you want a really quiet retreat. If you prefer something...

Via Forti 13

Il Muro (The Wall)

Adult Entertainment

Behind the Procuratie Nuove, by the Giardinetti Reali (at the lagoon end of the piazzetta di San Marco; turn right and keep on walking), Il Muro has seen better days as the...

Metrò Sauna

Sport, health & fitness

Large, modern and well-equipped, this place has a proper work-those-pores Finnish sauna. It also has well-earned rest and private massage facilities. More information about...

Via D Turazza 19

Metrò Venezia Club

Adult Entertainment

The first gay venue to open in the Venice area, Metro has a bar, a dry sauna, steam sauna, private rooms, darkroom and solarium. Massage and hydro-massage are also available....

Via Cappuccina 82B
Tags: Sauna

PDM Bar Porto de Mar

Bars & pubs

The Venetian expression 'porto de mar' loosely translates as hubbub, but literally means sea port. This new venue, with darkroom, bar and outside area used for cruising in...

Via delle Macchine 41-3


Bars & pubsClubs

Since 2006, this women's (but not women-only) bar/club has been arranging cultural events, book presentations, performances and concerts. More information about tickets and...

Via D Turazza 19