Gay Cruising & Gay Beaches in ROME 2021

Always Cruise Responsibly! Know the laws in your area, be aware and sensitive to the local community & NEVER expose minors or anyone who is not consenting to sexually explicit conduct. Use common sense & good judgment to Cruise safely & responsibly!

Gay Cruising Rome

Rome has many parks and squares, which become popular hook up areas in the evening, post work.

Colosseo Quadrato gay cruising

The park by the Colosseo Quadrato is busy in the evening – you cant miss the building with its Rainbow Light show.

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.


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.

Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action

J.K. Place Roma,    Hotel Artemide,    UNA Hotel,    Yes Hotel.

Hotel Nerva Rome

Rome gay beaches

Rome’s gay beaches are a 30 min day trip away and have a cruisy atmosphere in the late afternoon. Follow the orange umbrellas!

Ostia Gay Beach Rome

Even if cruising is not your thing, a visit to Ostia Gay Beach in Rome should be on your agenda if you are visiting in the Summer months.

The flight from the inevitable Roman summer heat in the city beings in June and to Ostia Beach Resort. We recommend a day trip to the less well-known Spiaggia Il Buco gay beach, as its cleaner and generally nicer.

From the heart of the city it is about a one hour journey on public transit and makes a fun picnic day away from the historic ruins and a chance to catch some eye-candy as the local gays and lesbians enjoy their piece of paradise on the Tyrrhenian Sea.

There is a stretch of nude beach which is mostly populated by the gay community. And of course there are plenty of places to escape the sun and enjoy a cool beverage plus some local pasta specialties or real Italian thin crust pizza.

Getting there is slightly complicated but if you take the Metro B (blue) line train from the Termini Station to Piramide and then change to the Metro destined for Ostia and get off at Cristoforo Colombio, then take the number seven bus to Capocotta, you will easily find the beach using your gaydar—or by asking a local resident. It is well worth the journey and any Roman holiday needs some oceanside time.

Recommended Hotels in Rome

The street in front of the two cafe-bars Coming Out and My Bar, Via di San Giovanni in Laterano, which is sometimes called Rome’s Gay Street is where all of the action takes place in the city!

J.K. Place, 5 Star
Great Breakfast!

J.K. Place Roma

Offering stylish rooms with free WiFi, J.K. Place Roma is located in the heart of Rome with the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon each a 10-minute walkaway.

Hotel Artemide, 4 Star
Warm Welcome

Hotel Artemide

The Artemide is in a 19th-century building on the vibrant Via Nazionale. A free minibar and free Wi-Fi access are available in each of the elegant rooms.

Una Roma Hotel, 4 Star
Close to gay district.

UNA Hotel

UNA Hotel offers contemporary design and bright interiors, plus a private parking garage and air-conditioned rooms with hardwood floors.

Yes Hotel, 3 Star
Great Value

Yes Hotel

Set on a quiet street just 183 m from Rome’s Termini Station, the boutique Yes Hotel has contemporary rooms with satellite TV and air conditioning.

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