LGBT Travellers

Although homosexuality is legal, Sardinian attitudes remain largely conservative. There is practically no open gay scene on the island and overt displays of affection could attract unpleasant attention, especially in the rural interior.

  • The most tolerant places are the island’s two largest cities, Sassari and Cagliari.
  • The island’s most high-profile gay activist organisation is the Sassari-based Movimento Omosessuale Sardo. Check out its website for listings and information on gay-friendly accommodation, clubs and beaches.
  • Also useful is the national gay organisation Arcigay (
  • Sardegna Pride takes to the seafront streets of Cagliari in June.