Italy is, without doubt, one of the must-see destinations on many travelers’ lists. Tourists flock to the home of ‘La Dolce Vita’ (the sweet life) every year, drawn by the sun, sea, fashion, design, history, art, architecture and gastronomy. But there is another element that makes this country so unique: the Italians themselves. Thanks to centuries of invasion, the Italians have developed a high level of tolerance and have a welcoming attitude by nature. They are friendly, open-minded and caring towards the needs of their guests. Their mission is to make everyone comfortable and at home. Hospitality is key to understanding the ability of Italy to attract tourists from all over the world. Although not always perceived as such, Italy is an open-minded country where LGBTQ+ people can feel welcome and at home.