Gay Naples

The gay guide to Naples, Italy


Square by the harbor in Naples - ©

Naples is Italy's most closeted city, but gay travelers will still find a few places to hang out at. Start in Piazza Bellini, known as the meeting point of the gay community before a night out on the town. Since gay hotspots are always changing, check with a local to know where everyone is going. You'll find that there are a couple of gay venues, but that the others are simply gay-friendly. Try these spots:

Gay-Friendly Spots

Caffè Intra Moenia

Not gay but attracting a number of gay locals, this is a good place to hang out and have a drink. It's located in Piazza Bellini which is used as a gay meeting point.

Gay Bars

Bar Fiorillo

Another meeting point by Piazza Bellini, this welcoming bar often attracts gays and lesbians, who show up for drinks and light meals at the tables outside.
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Gay Clubs

Cactus Club

This club attracts bears but welcomes the entire LGBT community for nights of drinking, dancing and whatever else in the lounge and darkroom. It's usually open from Wednesday to Sunday.


One of the only real places to meet local gay men. It's a cruising club which often hosts weekly events, including fetish parties.

The Basement

Centrally located, this cruising club is for gay men who are looking for darkrooms, slings and glory holes.

Gay Saunas

Blue Angels

It's a little hard to find, but if you walk down Centro Direzionale from the train station, cross the street leading to the highway from opposite the Fiat showroom, and go up the stairs around the corner on the right, you'll find this sauna offering three different floors to choose from.

Gay Hotels

Chiaja Hotel
Chiaja Hotel de Charme

Located right on Naples' main pedestrian street, this is a charming and very gay-friendly hotel with a traditional and classic style:

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Decumani Hotel De Charme
Decumani Hotel De Charme

A palatial 18th-century building in the center of the city is now this beautiful gay-friendly hotel mixing antique furnishings and modern features. The highlight is the lounge where breakfast is served, decorated with golden stuccoes and mirrors dating back to the 1700s:

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Hotel Art Resort Galleria Umberto
Hotel Art Resort Galleria Umberto

Arguably the most monumental place to stay in Naples, this gay-friendly hotel is right inside the landmark Galleria Umberto I. Each room is different, but features elegant antique furniture mixed with modern art! If you're looking for a memorable and romantic place to share with someone special, this is it:

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Le Orchidee Hotel
Le Orchidee Hotel

If you're on a budget, consider this 2-star hotel in an excellent location. Gay-owned, it features simple rooms, from a single with square view to a suite with terrace:

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Hotel La Floridiana
Hotel La Floridiana (Capri)

If you prefer to stay in Capri, check out this romantic hotel which often attracts straight couples on their honeymoon, but also gay couples. It offers sea views, a seasonal outdoor pool and a sun terrace:

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