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Atelier sul Mare Castel di Tusa
Atelier%20sul%20Mare - Gay%20FriendlyHotel in Castel%20di%20Tusa, Sicily, Italy

Ph: 39 921 334295
Fx: 39 921 334283
Via Cesare Battisti 4, Castel di Tusa, Sicily, 98079, Italy
Contact: Antonio Presti

Gay Friendly Hotel
Gay Men, Lesbian, Straight

Low-Hi/Nt: 75-220 Euro
High Season: 1-Aug-31-Aug
Payment: Cash, Visa, MC
Purple Roofs Disc: 10% - Mention PURPLE ROOFS. Not combinable with other discounts
General Disc: Stay 7, pay 5
Travel Agents: No
The Only One Museum Hotel of the World: The Atelier sul Mare is an unique hotel in the world, in fact it is an hotel-museum of contemporary art. 20 out of the 40 rooms were conceived and made by the most famous contemporary international artists. Far only 20 km from cefalu, on the wonderful bay of Castel di Tusa, at 10 meters from the sea.

Amenities: Private Bath Nonsmoking Rooms Available No Internet Access Bay, Village Views No Handicap Access Children Welcome Dogs/Cats Welcome Cont Brkfst Rooms/Rental Units: 40

Catania City Center B&B Catania
Catania%20City%20Center%20B&B - Gay%20FriendlyBed%20&%20Breakfast in Catania, Sicily, Italy

Ph: 39 95 7232924
Fx: 39 95 2246110
Mb: 39 392 5080053
Via Naumachia 103, Catania, Sicily, 95121, Italy
Contact: Emilio

Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast
Gay Men, Lesbian, Bisexual

Low-Hi/Nt: 28-33 Euro
High Season: Same Year Round
Payment: Cash, Visa, Amex
Purple Roofs Disc: No
General Disc: No
Travel Agents: No
Warm Welcome in a Warm City: Catania City Centre B&B offers at low cost the comforts of a hotel and the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of a young B&B.It is an ancient restored building, plunged in the historical centre. Our Bed and Breakfast shows the different hearts of the city through the theme rooms' furnishings

Amenities: Private Bath Nonsmoking Rooms Available Wireless in Room Mountaintop, City Views No Handicap Access Children Welcome No Pets Cont/Full Brkfst Rooms/Rental Units: 5

B&B Globetrotter Catania
B&B%20Globetrotter - Gay%20FriendlyBed%20&%20Breakfast in Catania, Sicily, Italy

Ph: 390950933021
Fx: 390952246236
Mb: 393936863217
Vicolo della Lanterna, 14, Catania, Sicily, 95121, Italy
Contact: Daniele

Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast
Gay Men, Lesbian, Transgender, Straight

Low-Hi/Nt: 25-45 Euro
High Season: Same Year Round
Payment: Cash, Visa, Amex
Purple Roofs Disc: No
General Disc: No
Travel Agents: No
Very Welcoming Staff with a Lovely Atmosphere: Globetrotter’s B&B Catania in Sicily is an antique building with modern furniture which is located in the historical center of Catania, 200 m from central square, cathedral and Via Etnea. Globetroter is whithin walking distance from main monuments, restaurants, pubs and discos. The airport is 15 minutes by car from B&B and 5 minutes from railway station and port.

Amenities: Private Bath Nonsmoking Facility Wireless in Room City Views No Handicap Access Children Welcome No Pets Cont/Full Brkfst Rooms/Rental Units: 5

Hotel D'Orange D'Alcantara Francavilla
Hotel%20D'Orange%20D'Alcantara - Gay%20FriendlyHotel in Francavilla, Sicily, Italy

Ph: 39 942981374
Fx: 39 942981704
Via dei Mulini, 16, Francavilla, Sicily, Italy
Contact: Giuseppe Savoca

Gay Friendly Hotel
Gay Men, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Straight

Low-Hi/Nt: 65-155 Euro
High Season: 1-Aug-30-Aug
Payment: Cash, Visa, Discover, Amex, Diners, Debit Card, JCB, Eurocard, Carte Blanche
Purple Roofs Disc: No
General Disc: No
Travel Agents: No
Not Far from Taormina, More Cheaper than Taormina: Located in eastern Sicily, in the fertile Alcantara valley on a hill at 330 mt above sea level . The hotel, open all year, has got 50 rooms of different types and several kinds of services for a perfect comfort during our guests staying.

Amenities: Private Bath Nonsmoking Rooms Available Internet Access in Common Area Forest, Tree Views Full Handicap Access Children Welcome Dogs/Cats Welcome Cont/Full Brkfst Rooms/Rental Units: 50

Etna Massalargia Mascalucia
Etna%20Massalargia - Gay%20FriendlyBed%20&%20Breakfast in Mascalucia, Sicily, Italy

Ph: 39 957914586
Mb: 39 3336378875
via Alessandro Manzoni 19, Mascalucia, Sicily, 95030, Italy
Contact: Marco & Desire

Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast
Gay Men, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Straight

Low-Hi/Nt: 60-80 Euro
High Season: Summer
Payment: Cash
Purple Roofs Disc: No
General Disc: No
Travel Agents: No
At the Feet of Etna Under the Sea: Our Bed and breakfast called Etna Massalargia, lies on the road linking Mascalucia and Nicolosi (Catania - Sicily) under the volcano Etna. Here Marco Desire and Fabrizio want to welcome you feel no customers, not guests but at home; A home area where they are welcome: the sun, smile and friends.

Amenities: Private & Shared Bath Nonsmoking Rooms Available Wireless in Room Mountaintop, City Views Partial Handicap Access Children Welcome Dogs/Cats Welcome Cont. Brkfst Rooms/Rental Units: 4

Palazzo Ducale Suites Monreale
Palazzo%20Ducale%20Suites - Gay%20FriendlyBed%20&%20Breakfast in Monreale, Sicily, Italy

Ph: 39 0916404298
Fx: 39 916400932
Mb: 39 3477660610
Via Duca degli Abruzzi 8, Monreale, Sicily, 90046, Italy
Contact: Daniele Sciortino

Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast
Gay Men, Lesbian, Bisexual, Straight

Low-Hi/Nt: 60-140 Euro
High Season: 15-Mar-5-Nov
Payment: Cash, Visa, Discover, Amex, Diners, Paypal
Purple Roofs Disc: No
General Disc: 10% 3 night min
Travel Agents: 10%
Finest Rooms and Services in Sicily: Bed and Breakfast in Monreale, free WIFI, breakfast included. The perfect place to discover Sicily.

Amenities: Private Bath Nonsmoking Rooms Available Wireless in Room City, Garden Views No Handicap Access Children Welcome Pets - Call First Full Brkfst Rooms/Rental Units: 7

BB22 Palermo
BB22 - Gay%20FriendlyBed%20&%20Breakfast in Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Ph: 39 91 6111610
Fx: 39 91 6111610
Mb: 39 335 7908733
Largo Cavalieri di Malta, 22, Palermo, Sicily, 90133, Italy
Contact: Patty & Max

Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast
Gay Men, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Straight

Low-Hi/Nt: 80-200 Euro
High Season: Same Year Round
Payment: Cash, Check, Trav Checks, Visa, MC, Amex, Diners
Purple Roofs Disc: 15% - Mention PURPLE ROOFS
General Disc: No
Travel Agents: No
Charming, Unforgettable, Chic and Cosy!: BB22, in the heart of the charming and romanticaly decadent heart of old Palermo a chic and cosy place to stay, full of love,warmth and care for details and design. Typical breakfast, guided tours around town, sicilian cookery lessons for everyone! Rates are per couple

Amenities: Private Bath Nonsmoking Rooms Available Wireless in Room Ocean Views No Handicap Access Children Welcome Dogs/Cats Welcome Cont. Brkfst Rooms/Rental Units: 8

Palmento di Gilferraro Piedimonte Etneo
Palmento%20di%20Gilferraro - Gay%20FriendlyBed%20&%20Breakfast in Piedimonte%20Etneo, Sicily, Italy

Ph: 39 95648299
via Bassi, 21, Piedimonte Etneo, Sicily, 95017, Italy
Contact: Enrico Coffari

Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast
Gay Men, Lesbian, Bisexual, Straight

Low-Hi/Nt: 85-105 Euro
High Season: 30-Jun-30-Sep
Payment: Cash, Paypal
Purple Roofs Disc: 5% - Mention PURPLE ROOFS
General Disc: No
Travel Agents: 15%
Nature Park Lodge Near Taormina Sicily: Ancient farm lodge in Sicily in Nature Park at the foothills of active volcano Etna; Suite and rooms. Rates per room/suite.

Amenities: Private Bath Nonsmoking Rooms Available No Internet Access Mountaintop, Bay Views No Handicap Access Children - Call First No Pets Full Brkfst Rooms/Rental Units: 4

Fontana Calda Sciacca
Fontana%20Calda - Gay%20FriendlyApartment in Sciacca, Sicily, Italy

Ph: 39 925 992382
Fx: 39 925992382
Mb: 39 3488258185
Contr.Fontana Calda, Sciacca, Sicily, 92019, Italy
Contact: Fontana Calda

Gay Friendly Apartment
Gay Men, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Straight

Low-Hi/Nt: 45-80 Euro
High Season: 1-Aug-31-Aug
Payment: Cash
Purple Roofs Disc: 5% - Mention PURPLE ROOFS
General Disc: No
Travel Agents: No
Lovely Self Catering Apartments: Our estate is about 4 km from the town centre of Sciacca and also from the sea, situated in a rural and very peaceful idyll of about 30,000 square meters in the middle of a grove of olive trees.

Amenities: Private Bath Nonsmoking Rooms Available DSL in Common Area Tree, Valley Views No Handicap Access Children Welcome Pets - Call First No Meals Included Rooms/Rental Units: 4

Globetrotter Siracusa Siracusa
Globetrotter%20Siracusa - Gay%20FriendlyBed%20&%20Breakfast in Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

Ph: 0039 093 14494960
Mb: 00393939262638
Corso Matteotti, 45, Siracusa, Sicily, 96100, Italy
Contact: Sallicano Giovanni

Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast
Gay Men, Lesbian, Bisexual

Low-Hi/Nt: 45-75 Euro
High Season: Same Year Round
Payment: Cash, Visa
Purple Roofs Disc: No
General Disc: No
Travel Agents: No
: The B&B Globetrotter Syracuse in Sicily is located in a stunning corner of Ortigia Island, the town's historical center. In our Bed and Breakfast at Syracuse, you will be welcomed by a multi-lingual and professional staff alike to one found in a hotel but for smaller budgets and the kind of informality found in a hostel.

Amenities: Private Bath Nonsmoking Rooms Available Wireless in Room Ocean, City Views Partial Handicap Access Children Welcome No Pets Full Brkfst Rooms/Rental Units: 5

La Frescura agriturismo Siracusa
La%20Frescura%20agriturismo - Gay%20FriendlyMixed in Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

Ph: 39 338 9401937
via per Floridia 50, Siracusa, Sicily, 96100, Italy
Contact: Ida

Gay Friendly Mixed
Gay Men, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Straight

Low-Hi/Nt: 33-55 Euro
High Season: 1-Aug-31-Aug
Payment: Cash, Visa
Purple Roofs Disc: 5% - Mention PURPLE ROOFS. Not combinable with other discount
General Disc: No
Travel Agents: 15%, 7 night min
Best Breakfast Under the Trees: An ancient farm house to

Amenities: Private Bath Nonsmoking Rooms Available Wireless in Room Ocean, City Views Partial Handicap Access Children - Call First Pets - Call First No Meals Included Rooms/Rental Units: 12

Villa Carlotta Taormina
Villa%20Carlotta - Gay%20FriendlyBed%20&%20Breakfast in Taormina, Sicily, Italy

Ph: 0039 0942 626058
Fx: 0039 0942 23732
Via Pirandello, 81, Taormina, Sicily, 98039, Italy
Contact: Andrea Quartucci

Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast
Gay Men, Bisexual

Low-Hi/Nt: 129-309 Euro
High Season: 1-May-30-Sep
Payment: Cash, Money Order, Trav Checks, Visa, MC, Amex, Eurocard
Purple Roofs Disc: No
General Disc: No
Travel Agents: 10%
Small Luxury Boutique Hotel in 1860 Villa: A boutique hotel in an aristocratic villa with only 23 bedrooms and suites all overlooking the sea

Amenities: Private Bath Nonsmoking Facility Wireless in Room Bay, Ocean Views Partial Handicap Access Children Welcome Pets - Call First Full Brkfst Rooms/Rental Units: 23

Isoco Guest House Taormina
Isoco%20Guest%20House - Gay%20OwnedBed%20&%20Breakfast in Taormina, Sicily, Italy

Ph: 39 94223679
Fx: 39 94223679
Mb: 39 3393316864
Salita Branco 2, Taormina, Sicily, 98039, Italy
Contact: Michele Scimone

Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast
Gay Men, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Straight

Low-Hi/Nt: 60-115 Euro
High Season: 1-Aug-1-Sep
Payment: Cash
Purple Roofs Disc: 10% - Mention PURPLE ROOFS. Not combinable with other discounts
General Disc: No
Travel Agents: 10%, Not combinable with PURPLE ROOFS discount
A Dream Accommodation for your Holiday: In Taormina the Isoco offers a better accomodation alternative to lodging compared to the usual overnight stay or long stay in a hotel or pensione. In fact each room is dedicated to a different artist, which makes them specially personalized and distinguishes them from the anonymous rooms of a pensione or hotel.

Amenities: Private & Shared Bath Nonsmoking Rooms Available Computer Console in Common Area Ocean, Garden Views No Handicap Access Children - Call First Pets - Call First Cont./Full Brkfst Rooms/Rental Units: 5

Hotel Villa Schuler Taormina
Hotel%20Villa%20Schuler - Gay%20FriendlyHotel in Taormina, Sicily, Italy

Ph: 3994223481
Fx: 3994223522
Piazzetta Bastione, Taormina, Sicily, 98039, Italy
Contact: Gerhard Schuler

Gay Friendly Hotel
Gay Men, Lesbian, Bisexual, Straight

Low-Hi/Nt: 87-230 Euro
High Season: Same Year Round
Payment: Cash, Trav Checks, Visa, MC, Amex, JCB, Eurocard
Purple Roofs Disc: No
General Disc: No
Travel Agents: No
Hystory and Tradition, Comfort and Romance: Spectacular views of Mt.Etna and the bay of Naxos. Surrounded by its own extensive gardens. Central and quiet position, conveniently located to all major attractions. 21 spacious rooms and 5 suites with scenic views, 24 hour room service, Wi-Fi, parking, garages, solarium, sport activities and shuttle-service to the hotel-beach. Probably one of the finest 3 star hotels in Taormina.

Amenities: Private Bath Nonsmoking Facility Wireless in Room Mountaintop, Bay Views Partial Handicap Access Children Welcome No Pets Full Brkfst Rooms/Rental Units: 27

Hotel Villa Ducale Taormina
Hotel%20Villa%20Ducale - Gay%20FriendlyBed%20&%20Breakfast in Taormina, Sicily, Italy

Ph: 0039 094228153
Fx: 0039 094228710
Via Leonardo da Vinci, 60, Taormina, Sicily, 98039, Italy
Contact: Andrea Quartucci

Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast
Gay Men, Bisexual

Low-Hi/Nt: 109-269 Euro
High Season: 1-May-30-Sep
Payment: Cash, Money Order, Trav Checks, Visa, MC, Amex, Eurocard, Carte Blanche
Purple Roofs Disc: No
General Disc: No
Travel Agents: 10%
Charming Panoramic Ancient Villa: Luxury boutique hotel commanding a fantastic view ober the ocean and Mount Etna with only 17 stilish rooms and suites

Amenities: Private Bath Nonsmoking Rooms Available Wireless in Room Bay, Ocean Views No Handicap Access Children Welcome Pets - Call First Full Brkfst Rooms/Rental Units: 17

Casa Coniglio Trappitello
Casa%20Coniglio%20 - Gay%20FriendlyApartment in Trappitello, Sicily, Italy

Ph: 39 0942 59316
Mb: 39 320 0321404
C. da deo coniglio, Trappitello, Sicily, 98039, Italy
Contact: Marianna & Cesare Cozzo

Gay Friendly Apartment
Gay Men, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Straight

Low-Hi/Nt: 35-30 Euro
High Season: 1-Aug-31-Aug
Payment: Cash, Check, Trav Checks, Paypal
Purple Roofs Disc: No
General Disc: 10% 10+ days
Travel Agents: No
Cozy Apartment in Sicily: Our recently renovated apartment is over 100 years old. It's located on our own property on the hillside. It also holds our own house on the top of the property. The property is surrounded by olive trees and every possible fruit tree, palm trees and cacti.

Amenities: Private Bath Nonsmoking Facility Wireless in Room Ocean, Garden Views Partial Handicap Access Children Welcome Dogs/Cats Welcome No Meals Included Rooms/Rental Units: 1

I Cedri Trecastagni
I%20Cedri - Gay%20FriendlyBed%20&%20Breakfast in Trecastagni, Sicily, Italy

Ph: 3995916287
Mb: 393337920345
corso Michelangelo Buonarroti,61, Trecastagni, Sicily, 95039, Italy
Contact: Vittoria Alba

Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast
Gay Men, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Straight

Low-Hi/Nt: 60-80 Euro
High Season: Summer
Payment: Cash, Paypal
Purple Roofs Disc: 5% - Mention PURPLE ROOFS. Not combinable with other discounts
General Disc: No
Travel Agents: No
Romantic Villa between Etna and Ionian Sea: Built in the 19th c. has recently been restored. The refined rooms have independent entrance. During breakfast you can taste flavours of the local tradition. I Cedri offers the best strategical setting as a starting point for travelling around East Sicily while Vittoria is at disposal to their guests for any possible suggestion. Simply you can relax in the garden.

Amenities: Private Bath Nonsmoking Rooms Available No Internet Access Mountaintop, Garden Views No Handicap Access Children - Call First No Pets Cont/Full Brkfst, Snacks, Aft. Tea Rooms/Rental Units: 3

Travel Sicilia Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Travel%20Sicilia - Gay%20FriendlyTravel%20Agency,%20Tour%20Operator in Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Ph: 39 0917302636
Fx: 39 0917826789
via duca della verdura n.6, Palermo, Sicily, 90143, Italy
Contact: Giada Platania

Gay Friendly Travel Agency, Tour Operator
Gay Men Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Straight

Destinations: Sicily, Panarea, Filicudi, Salina, Pantelleria
Services: Lodging
Cruises
Car Rental
Tours
Vacation Planning
Specialties: Handicapped
Corporate
Students
Pets
Travel company specialized in organizing exclusive holidays in Sicily and its islands, rentals of luxury properties, charter yachts, tailormade trips, cooking and Italian courses, wine and food tours, horse riding, golf, diving activities, special events

Flavours of Italy Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland
Flavours%20of%20Italy - Gay%20FriendlyTour%20Operator in Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland

Ph: 44(0)1313432500
63 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH4 1HJ, Scotland
Contact: Oliver Herbert

Gay Friendly Tour Operator
Gay Men Lesbian Bisexual Straight

Destinations: Puglia, Rome, Tuscany, Bologna, Sicily
Services: Lodging
Flights
Cruises
Car Rental
Tours
Vacation Planning
Specialties: Handicapped
Corporate
Students
Pets
A gay friendly Italian cookery tour specialist. We offer holidays in boutique luxury property in Bologna, Rome, Tuscany, Sicily and Puglia. We are extreamily popular with single people as we charge no single supplement.

Dolly Travels Roseville, CA, USA
Dolly%20Travels - Gay%20FriendlyTour%20Operator in Roseville, CA, USA

Roseville, CA, USA
Contact: Dolly Goolsby

Gay Friendly Tour Operator
Gay Men Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Straight

Destinations: Italy
Services: Lodging
Tours
Specialties: Corporate
Dolly's tour prices include all hotels and apartments, breakfast, and all inter-Italy transportation. The prices DO NOT include air fare. Whenever possible and when we have an apartment, we cook dinners, after first going to the marketplace to purchase our food. These dinners are great fun and the usual cost is 10 Euro per person.

Peter Sommer Travels Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales
Peter%20Sommer%20Travels - Gay%20FriendlyTour%20Operator in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales

Ph: 44 1600 888220
Fx: 44 1600 888221

Affiliations: AITO, ASTA, ASTTO
Suite 2, 96 Monnow St., Monmouth, Monmouthshire, NP25 3EQ, Wales
Contact: Peter Sommer

Gay Friendly Tour Operator
Gay Men Lesbian Bisexual Straight

Destinations: Turkey, Greece, Italy
Services: Lodging
Cruises
Car Rental
Tours
Vacation Planning
Specialties: Corporate
Students
Escorted Turkey tours, Greece tours and Italy tours. Expert led cultural holidays, gulet cruises and private Turkey gulet charters. A family run tour operator we offer educational tours, primarily: food tours, archaeological tours and walking holidays. We create bespoke Turkish gulet charters. National Geographic Traveler selected our Alexander the Great Turkey tour one of the world's Top Ten Learning Holidays.


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