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Gay-Themed Tours Launch at Vatican

OutTraveler, Jan 9

Thanks to progressive Pope Francis, things are changing at the Vatican, as well as in Rome and throughout Italy. The new openness prompted 30-year-old travel professional Alessio Virgili to launch "The Untold History," a guided tour that looks at the LGBT history of classic art contained at the Vatican Museums.


Virgili's tours, which began in November, cover male lovers of artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci, some of which were captured in legendary works like the "The Last Supper." While the Vatican clearly doesn't sign off on these tours, Virgili told The New York Times that, "We are in a free country and what we tell has foundations." 

 


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