Outdoor cruising in Rome has decreased with the advent of social media and dating apps such as Scruff and Grindr. Indeed you will find many of the hottest Israeli, Brazilian and Italian escorts all using the apps. However during the Summer heat, Italians and tourists like to hook up at these popular outdoor gay cruising spots.
PIAZZALE DEL GALOPPATOIO
Located near the top of via Veneto (right near the American Embassy). Beware of Police Checks. Busy at night time with local guys of all ages. Guys will park their cars across the street while they cruise.
Not the easiest place to find, Walking from Piazza Venezia past the Roman Capital Building, take your first right up the winding road overlooking the Forum. Walk for approximately 2 kilometers. We have been told that the gates close now in the evenings, however one remains open. This area gets busy late at night especially by the terraced gardens along the hill overlooking the ruins.
The Colosseo Quadrato, by the Metro Magliana is busy by the gardens near Bar Palombini roma, especially in the evening and it can get quite crowded.
We have found hotels with good reviews that keep you close to all the action,
J.K. Place Roma, Hotel Artemide, UNA Hotel, Yes Hotel.