Joining an Untold History Tour is an opportunity to learn about the history of Italy with a different point of view than you will experience on a traditional tour. Our Untold History Tours will show and explain all the things you want to see on a standard tour, but with an emphasis on the destination’s LGBTQ+ history you will find nowhere else! This means delving deep into the lives, loves and challenges faced by renowned gay geniuses such as Leonardo da Vinci or Michelangelo Buonarroti, whose sexuality and the societal challenges they faced dramatically impacted their art and lives. It is an opportunity to discover Roman and Greek history in Italy without ignoring the importance of same-sex love. It is a chance to explore classic Italian destinations, like Venice, Naples or Florence, while learning about their enlightened and not so enlightened approaches to their substantial LGBTQ+ citizens in the past and into today. Our gay-friendly guides will help you to discover the untold history of iconic Italian destinations, while giving you their expert, local insights on the activities, must-visit places, and life where your tour takes place. We cannot wait to welcome you on one of our Untold History Tours the next time you are in Italy!
Excellent pre-cruise Quiiky tour in Venice. Great guide who had so much intimate knowledge of Venice. Besides being very handsome he is a local resident for more than 2 decades with so much intimate knowledge that you can’t get from a guidebook. This is my second time using Quiiky for tours and transfers; they’re my first choice in Italy!
We adored our Quikky tour of the Vatican with our guide Claudio. We had been a little apprehensive about visiting the Vatican but this tour is the way to go! Claudio had an expert knowledge of the art collection and we enjoyed hearing the “other”, more scandalous stories of the private lives of Michelangelo and the popes. We loved our visit to the museums, Sistine Chapel, grotto and St Peters – I recommend joining the queue and adding on the view from the dome of the basilica – well worth the stairs!
First had a wonderful pre-cruise Quikky tour in Venice. Our guide was super friendly, knowledgeable, and a great deal of fun. Then I went on a tour of the Vatican and our tour guide was incredible. He is an expert on the Vatican and on the pertinent gay history (which turns out to be much more than you might even think). He literally made the Vatican come alive and provided one of the more fascinating tours I have taken anywhere. And the two wonderful owners of Quiiky picked us up and took us on a vehicular tour of Rome. Others got back from Rome complaining of the crowds and the heat… we got back energized, happy, and filled with fascinating information after an afternoon filled with fun and personalized care. Don’t make the mistake thinking you will get an equivalent tour from a straight guide/company — if you are gay, Quiiky is the way to go.
I highly recommend Quiiky Travel for any guided visit to Rome or Italy. I was both surprised and entertained by everything GAY I learned about the Vatican on my tour. They are passionate about providing an excellent travel experience and I have no doubt that you would enjoy one of their tours or travel products.