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Theron Clark - Stuart
Theron Clark - Stuart
2019-09-10T13:09:03+0000
It was easy to schedule our tour. Everything was explained in great detail, so there was no confusion on the day of the excursion. The vans were spotless and comfortable. Our guide for the Colosseum was exceptional in every way. He was cute, knowledgeable, witty, flexible and engaging. We met so wonderful folks and shared a wonderful lunch with the guys from our group. Could not have been happier with Quiiky.read more
Elvira Agate
Elvira Agate
2018-06-23T12:12:26+0000
Complimenti �
Adam Martindale
Adam Martindale
2018-06-10T15:21:20+0000
We had a fantastic tour of the Vatican with Paolo from Quiiky. Paolo was knowledgeable, personable, fun and really gave us a different insight into the history of art and the gay artists that are part of the Vatican's history and more! Highly recommended!read more
Giuseppe Giulio
Giuseppe Giulio
2018-06-01T06:20:46+0000
Great t.o. for the Lgbt* tourism market all across the globe. It's a very pleasure to search your next gay friendly stay and connect with other people In Europe.read more
Giovanni Blasi
Giovanni Blasi
2018-06-01T06:19:18+0000
Il #TOP del #TOP!
Monica Barbara Cristina Francesca
Monica Barbara Cristina Francesca
2018-04-23T23:32:59+0000
Jey A Garcia
Jey A Garcia
2018-01-20T01:19:04+0000
John Tanzella
John Tanzella
2017-09-18T20:27:15+0000
Quiiky organized a wonderful tour of Milan for me. It was very informative, interesting and a lot of fun too!read more
Massimiliano Militello
Massimiliano Militello
2017-06-21T08:25:22+0000
Curt Edgar
Curt Edgar
2017-05-17T09:08:07+0000
What an outstanding trip put together by Eduardo! The guides we had in both Rome (Ulisse) and Naples (Andrea) were absolutely excellent - they both were extremely knowledgeable and made the experience so much fun! Our hotel accommodations were excellent choices, and conveniently located to many things we wanted to see. The entire experience was highly enjoyable and we would recommend this company without reservation to anyone (gay or straight) looking for a uniquely tailored vacation experience.read more
Oliver Broad
Oliver Broad
2017-05-16T13:21:06+0000
Thanks Claudio for a great alternative tour of the Vatican. Having visited back in 1999 I wanted something a little different to do with my husband who had never visited before. It was busy but Claudio ensured we avoided as many crowds as we could and his insights made it a light hearted and fun morning, still with all the essential details you need to appreciate the artworks. It is great to see tour Quiiky offering tours with a twist and can most definitely recommend this one for your next visit to Rome.read more
Seba Santana
Seba Santana
2017-04-24T20:40:28+0000
Matteo Metellino
Matteo Metellino
2017-04-24T15:41:33+0000
Sono rimasto incredibilmente soddisfatto del nostro tour ai Musei Vaticani; Claudio, la nostra guida, è stato strepitoso, simpaticissimo, con un'amplissima conoscenza e una grande disponibilità a rispondere alle nostre domande. Un'esperienza davvero unica, consigliatissima!!read more
Antonella Musi
Antonella Musi
2017-04-07T09:50:57+0000
Daniel Infante
Daniel Infante
2017-01-08T16:17:45+0000
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John Bindlechner-Wigan
John Bindlechner-Wigan
2016-09-20T05:06:53+0000
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!read more
Sans Discotheque Fixe
Sans Discotheque Fixe
2016-08-25T10:02:37+0000
Greg Brady
Greg Brady
2016-08-13T18:18:06+0000
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.read more
Matt Berg
Matt Berg
2016-07-29T15:11:13+0000
Excellent pre-cruise Quikky 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 Quikky for tours and transfers; they're my first choice in Italy!read more
Alessio Virgili
Alessio Virgili
2015-10-10T23:30:57+0000
Andrea Cosimi
Andrea Cosimi
2015-10-07T21:03:22+0000
Stefano Bianchi
Stefano Bianchi
2015-05-03T14:37:36+0000
Mimmo Palumbo
Mimmo Palumbo
2014-11-23T09:19:09+0000
Ruy Santos
Ruy Santos
2014-05-01T14:30:17+0000
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3 hours
Availability : On request
Naples Center
Naples
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 20
Tour Details

Naples is a city of art. In fact, the city has a lot of history and many artists from all over the world lived here. Naples was found by the Greeks and then became part of the Roman society. Even though Naples is a little bit close about homosexuality the history shows that gay historic figures had a place in there.

During our Untold History Tour, you will visit the Naples Archaeological Museum. Here you will see the amazing collection of frescoes and statues that were excavated in Pompeii and some nearby sites. The Museum also has some fabulous homoerotic pieces, including the statue of Harmodios and Aristogeiton, the male-male couple who were revered as the founders of the Athenian democracy.

 

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The idea of love between men was deeply settled in the early Greek culture. Even Greek gods or heroes had affairs with men or boys according to the historical remains. Zeus for instance, leader of the pantheon, was renowned for his capture of Ganymede. In addition, Achilles and Patroclus were known for their prowess as warriors, by later poets and dramatists as lovers.
 

Athenian democracy began with the overthrow of the rulers known as the “tyrants”. As stated in Boswell’s “Same Sex-Unions in Pre-Modern Europe”: this overthrow was the base towards Greek democracy and it was narrated by Plato to two lovers, Harmodius and Aristogiton.

Athens at the time was under the control of two Tyrants, the brother Hipparchus and Hippias. Hipparchus made a pass at Harmodius, which was rejected…After he had been rejected a second time, Hipparchus retaliated against him. Then the two lovers got up a conspiracy to overthrow the two. In later years, they were so famous that they were the first men ever to have statues built to them in the public square of Athens. They had images of those statues printed on the city’s coinage as well. These images has been identified with democracy in Athens in the same way as the Statue of Liberty, in New York. They had a popular song sung about them for centuries, recorded by Athenaeus 700 years later. Miltiades used their memory to inspire his troops before the battle of Marathon, saluting them as “Athens’ greatest heroes.” Callisthenes, described them as the most honored men among Athenians because they destroyed one of the tyrants and so destroyed the tyranny. Demosthenes called them “the men to whom, in requital of their glorious deeds, you have allotted by statute a share of your libations and drink-offerings in every temple and at every public service, whom, in hymns and in worship, you treat as the equals of gods and demigods”.
 
With all this praise for the men what does this say about attitudes to their love? Plato clearly linked their action to their love, and had some harsh words for critics of their orientation –those whom we today would call the “homophobes”. Here’s Plato:
 
“Our own tyrants learnt this lesson. Through bitter experience, when the love between Aristogiton and Harmodius grew so strong that it shattered their power”.
 
As you can see, Plato states clearly that the power of the tyrants was “shattered” by the strengthening love of two men. He continues with some observations about the origins of opposition to same sex love, which are pertinent to modern homophobia too:
 
“Wherever, therefore, it has been established that it is shameful to be involved in sexual relationships with men, this is due to evil on the part of the legislators, and to despotism on the part of the rulers, and to cowardice on the part of the governed. “
 
Homophobia originates in evil, despotism, and cowardice. Cowardice? But, wait, isn’t that typical of those weird queers, aren’t they the sissies? That’s not how the ancients saw it, and they had evidence on their side, evidence from the military record. The Greeks were familiar with male lovers among the heroes of with and legend, from Zeuss himself, at the head of the gods, who had abducted Ganymede to be his lover and cupbearer, through Achilles and Patroclus, celebrated by Homer for their bravery and for their love, and also Iolaus, companion of Hercules and participant in his celebrated labours, by whose tomb pairs of lovers were said to pledge their commitments to each other.
 
For reservations from 5 people on, please write to booking@quiiky.com or call +39 02 78622532 (from Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 18:00 UTC+1) for a taylor-made offer.

Departure & Return Location

Naples (Google Map)

Departure Time

15 minutes before the tour starts

Price Includes

  • 3 Hours Escorted Tour
  • Gay Friendly Tour Guide
  • Entrance Tickets

Price Excludes

  • Flight & Accomodation
  • Transfer
  • Guide Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses & Tips
What to Expect

You will discover one of the greatest cities in Italy with a lot of history and the LGBT personalities that lived here during centuries. 

Your gay-friendly guide will take you to see all the wonders hidden in this city and will take you to see one of the best museums of archeology in the world.

Enjoy the city where pizza was born and go along with our gay-friendly guide!

  • Historic Center of Naples
  • Museum of Archeology of Naples
Itinerary

Day 1Naples - LGBT Escorted Tour

You will meet your gay-friendly guide 15 minutes before starting the tour. The guide will take you to the Museum of Archeology where he will show you all the hidden history of places like Pompeii. At the Museum you will be able to see all the sculptures that are very well-conserved.

Enjoy our Untold History Tour and discover the life in the ancient places.

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