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The Year 2000 was a breakthrough year for gay and lesbian Rome . In direct competition with the pope's officially homophobic policies, the Eternal City was declared the official site of "World Pride 2000". The first week of July saw an inundation of the Rainbow Coalition from all over, come to celebrate their love among the ruins - which was interesting, considering that the city also hosted hundreds of thousands of Catholic pilgrims.

Intriguingly, Italy has never had anti-same-sex laws; it was presumably always enough simply to create an aura of massive disapproval around same-sex love. Consequently, gay and lesbian life in Rome is still conducted a bit on the sly, with gay venues hidden away and blacked-out from the street. There isn't any danger - Rome is a remarkably safe city - just a pervasive feeling of original sin.

There's a full range of same-sex offerings in Rome, although the city is certainly no Barcelona or Amsterdam The number of clubs, bars, saunas and such, is relatively limited, and you have to be on guard for the considerable presence of trade, usually recent arrivals from Eastern Europe, who cater largely to Vatican officials and other closet cases. However, you can certainly find a good time; there are also outdoor cruising/sex areas and some clubs have dark rooms, too, for those who prefer their encounters to be anonymous. There is no particularly gay part of town; clubs and bars are spread far and wide. Also, choices exclusively for women remain very few, although most places welcome both gay men and lesbians

Contacts and information
ARCI-Gay Caravaggio , Via Lariana 8, tel 06.855.5522. Rome branch of the nationwide Italian gay organization. Political gatherings every Wed 8.30-10.30pm. Social gatherings every Sun 5-8pm.

ARCI-Lesbica Roma , Via dei Monti di Pietralata 16, tel 06.418.0369; Web site: www.women.it/~arciles/roma. Again, the local branch of the national gay activist group. Social-political gatherings every Thurs 8.30-10.30pm.

Gay Information in English tel 06.541.3985, Mon evenings, 8.30am-10.30pm.

Gay Information in Italian tel 167.162.966, Mon-Fri 2-4pm.

Mario Mieli Cultural Association , Via Efeso 5, tel 06.541.3985; email: info@mariomieli.it. Web site: www.mariomieli.it. Rome's gay activist organization, offering a broad range of social and health services. Welcome group Sat 3-6pm. Political group Mon 6.30pm. Volunteer group Wed 6.30pm


Bars and clubs
Alcatraz

Via Aureliana 38 tel 06.4201.3286. Metro Termini. Thurs-Sat 10pm-3am, Sun 5pm-2am.

Very near Termini Station, this video bar on three floors features music, big screens, "video hard", a discotheque and a dark room. It has special theme evenings, too, such as "Army Night" on Thursdays, and there's a Sunday Tea Dance starting at 5pm.

L'Alibi

Via Monte Testaccio 44 tel 06.574.3448. Bus #75. Wed-Sun 11pm-4.30am.

Predominantly - but by no means exclusively - male venue that's one of Rome's oldest and best gay clubs. Downstairs there's a multi-room cellar disco and upstairs an open-air bar. There's a big terrace to enjoy in the warm months. Situated in the middle of the lively Testaccio neighbourhood, with lots of fun restaurants and a plethora of activities in the summer. Free admission Wed & Thurs. Other nights L20,000.

Alpheus

Via del Commercio 271/b tel 06.541.3985. Bus #75 or Metro B Piramide. Fri only 10.30pm-4am.

Every Friday here at 10.30pm it's the "Muccassassina", a thoroughly gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender event sponsored by the Mario Mieli Cultural Association. It's a great night, with three different discos pounding away, a garden open in the warm months, and special events, such as drag shows and amateur male strippers. It costs L18,000 to get in, which includes one drink.

Apeiron

Via dei Quattro Cantoni 5 tel 06.482.8820. Metro Termini. Most nights 10.30pm-2am, later on Fri and Sat.

A big-screen video bar upstairs, erotic videos and dark room downstairs. Located in the Termini area, near the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. One-drink minimum for L6000.

Edoardo II

Vicolo Margana 14 tel 06.6994.2419. Bus #63 or #64. Tues-Sat 10pm-2am.

Right in the middle of the old Jewish Ghetto, just off Piazza Venezia, this medieval torture chamber theme bar, named after the infamously gay English king, is actually pretty tame. Quite a young crowd and conveniently cruisy if you're having a wander through the centre of town. Membership is required, but it's free.

Garbo

Vicolo di Santa Margherita 1/A tel 06.5832.0782. Bus #H or #75. Wed-Mon 10pm-2am.

A friendly Trastevere bar, with a relaxed atmosphere and a nice setting, just behind the main piazza. A nice mix of Italians and foreigners, presided over by Tom, the Irish proprietor. No admission charge. Drinks start at L5000.

Gender

Via Faleria 9 tel 06.7049.7638. Metro A Re di Roma. Tues-Sat 11pm-4am.

A bit of a step from the city centre, this multi-gender club specializes in theme nights, covering everything from erotic cartoons to drag lessons to sexy couple contests and more. L15,000 entrance.

L'Hangar

Via in Selci 29 tel 06.488.1397. Metro B Cavour or Metro A Vittorio. Tues-Sun 10.30pm-2am.

About halfway between Termini and the Roman Forum, just off Via Cavour, this is one of Rome's oldest and least expensive gay spots, always crammed with young people. Monday night features gay videos, and Saturday night it's almost impossible to get in the door it's so jammed. There's no charge to get in, you just take a ticket and pay when you leave for whatever you've had to drink.

Jam Session

Via del Cardello 13/a tel 06.6994.2419. Metro B Cavour. Wed only midnight-4am.

Wednesday night here is "gay party" night, with Seventies and Eighties disco music and loads of buff young Italians - a somewhat posey affair. The L10,000 entrance fee includes a drink.

Joli Coeur

Via Sirte 5 tel 06.8621.5827. Bus #310 or #63. Sat only 11pm-4am.

Pretty far from the centre, in the Villa Ada area, but this club features Rome's only lesbian night every Saturday.

Piper

Via Tagliamento 9 tel 06.855.5398. Bus #63. Tues-Sun 11pm-4am, Sat & Sun also 4-8pm for youngsters.

Saturday nights are gay nights at this eclectic club


Restaurants
Baronato Quattro Bellezze

Via di Panico 23 tel 06.687.2865. Bus #64. Daily 8pm-2am. Moderate.

Definitely one-of-a-kind, this place is owned and run by the inimitable Dominot, life-long drag chanteuse, formerly of Paris, who performs Piaf here on Thursday evenings. There's nothing else like it, at least not in Rome. Dominot is Tunisian by birth and the fare here is accordingly couscous, made by himself, including one for vegetarians. The decor is a charming hodge-podge of memorabilia from his glittering career, including a gaily-lit carousel pony that floats above the bar.

La Focaccia

Via della Pace 11 tel 06.6880.3312. Bus #64 or #492. Daily noon-3.30pm & 7pm-1am. Moderate.

Just off Piazza Navona, this place serves hearty, unusual dishes, a dozen different kinds of focaccia, pizzas and salads. Good desserts, too, and excellent red house wine.

Le Sorellastre

Via San Francesco di Sales 1b tel 06.718.5288. Bus #H or #75. Tues-Sat 7pm-2am.

This Trastevere bar and restaurant, serving Italian and international cuisine, is the only exclusively lesbian place in town.


Shops and services
Energie

Via del Corso 486, tel 06.687.1258. Metro A Spagna. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-1.30pm & 3.30-8pm.

Clothing store with trendy young styles and friendly young assistants, plus a 15 percent discount if you flash your ARCI-Gay membership card (available for L20,000 through ARCI-Gay or at our sauna listings).

Libreria Babele

Via dei Banchi Vecchi 116, tel 06.687.6628. Bus #64. Mon-Sat 9.30am-7.30pm.

Rome's gay and lesbian bookshop, with lots of gay-themed books, some in English, plus gadgets, posters, videos, guides and postcards. Towards the river from Campo de' Fiori, just off Corso Vittorio Emanuele.

Zipper

Via Castelfidardo 18 tel 06.488.2730; fax: 06.488.2729; email: zipper.travel@flashnet.it. Web site: www.adv.it/zipper. Metro A Repubblica. Mon-Sat 9am-8pm.

Gay travel agent, located near Termini, brokering round-the-world or round-Italy travel for gay and lesbian groups and individuals


Saunas
Energie

Via del Corso 486, tel 06.687.1258. Metro A Spagna. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-1.30pm & 3.30-8pm.

Clothing store with trendy young styles and friendly young assistants, plus a 15 percent discount if you flash your ARCI-Gay membership card (available for L20,000 through ARCI-Gay or at our sauna listings).

Libreria Babele

Via dei Banchi Vecchi 116, tel 06.687.6628. Bus #64. Mon-Sat 9.30am-7.30pm.

Rome's gay and lesbian bookshop, with lots of gay-themed books, some in English, plus gadgets, posters, videos, guides and postcards. Towards the river from Campo de' Fiori, just off Corso Vittorio Emanuele.

Zipper

Via Castelfidardo 18 tel 06.488.2730; fax: 06.488.2729; email: zipper.travel@flashnet.it. Web site: www.adv.it/zipper. Metro A Repubblica. Mon-Sat 9am-8pm.

Gay travel agent, located near Termini, brokering round-the-world or round-Italy travel for gay and lesbian groups and individuals


Accommodation
Energie

Via del Corso 486, tel 06.687.1258. Metro A Spagna. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-1.30pm & 3.30-8pm.

Clothing store with trendy young styles and friendly young assistants, plus a 15 percent discount if you flash your ARCI-Gay membership card (available for L20,000 through ARCI-Gay or at our sauna listings).

Libreria Babele

Via dei Banchi Vecchi 116, tel 06.687.6628. Bus #64. Mon-Sat 9.30am-7.30pm.

Rome's gay and lesbian bookshop, with lots of gay-themed books, some in English, plus gadgets, posters, videos, guides and postcards. Towards the river from Campo de' Fiori, just off Corso Vittorio Emanuele.

Zipper

Via Castelfidardo 18 tel 06.488.2730; fax: 06.488.2729; email: zipper.travel@flashnet.it. Web site: www.adv.it/zipper. Metro A Repubblica. Mon-Sat 9am-8pm.

Gay travel agent, located near Termini, brokering round-the-world or round-Italy travel for gay and lesbian groups and individuals


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