Homosexuality is legal in Italy and well accepted in the major cities. On the Tuscan coast, Viareggio and Torre del Lago have lively gay scenes.
Resources include the following:
Arcigay (www.arcigay.it) Bologna-based national organisation for the LGBTIQ community.
Azione Gay e Lesbica Firenze Active Florence-based organisation for gays and lesbians.
GayFriendlyItaly.com (www.gayfriendlyitaly.com) English-language site produced by Gay.it, featuring events and information on homophobia issues and the law.
Gay.it (www.gay.it) Website featuring LGBTIQ news, feature articles and gossip.
Pride (www.prideonline.it) National monthly magazine of art, music, politics and gay culture.