Homosexuality is legal in Italy and well tolerated in Milan, but a little less so in other towns. Overt displays of affection by homosexual couples could attract a negative response in smaller towns. There are gay clubs in Milan but otherwise pickings are slim. For more information:
Arcigay (www.arcigay.it) National organisation for the LGBTI community.
Gay.it (www.gay.it) Website featuring LGBT news, feature articles and gossip.
GayFriendlyItaly.com (www.gayfriendlyitaly.com) English-language site produced by Gay.it, featuring information on everything from hotels and events, to LGBT politics and rights.