This 'Call Me by Your Name' Tour of Italy Will Let You Relive Elio and Oliver's Life-changing Summer
If you were enthralled by the love story in the Oscar-winning drama "Call Me by Your Name," get your Sufjan Stevens playlist ready and pack a bag.
The tour will stop in the beautiful cities and towns of Milan, Crema, Lake Garda, Verona, Venice, and Bergamo. Among the itinerary highlights, tourists will stay at the gay-friendly hotel Aqualux in Bardolino, on Lake Garda, where they can relax in the spa and enjoy a wine tasting at the Amarone wine cellars.
In Crema, travelers will visit some of the most memorable film locations, such as Duomo Square. The itinerary also includes a bicycle tour through the provinces of Crema and Lodi, as well as a cooking course on the preparation of tortelli cremaschi, a unique local dish of pasta filled with cookies and dried fruit. Tourists will also have the option to attend the Arena Opera Festival or Teatro Filarmonico in Verona and visit the Catullus Caves. The tour ends in Bergamo, where the characters danced to the Psychedelic Furs song “Love my Way” in the film.
Quiiky is a subsidiary of Sonders & Beach. It is one of Italy’s most progressive tour operators, offering exclusive, LGBTQ-themed tours that provide guests with gay-friendly accommodations and English-speaking guides. The tours explore LGBTQ culture and the often-hidden history of many of Italy’s most iconic destinations and attractions. Quiiky tours also gives guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local LGBTQ communities.
Prices for the "Call Me By Your Name" tour start at $2,500 per person, based on double occupancy, and include daily breakfast, car rental, and guided tours of Milan, Crema, Verona, and Venice. Guests can also substitute high-speed rail travel in lieu of driving, just in case they are apprehensive about navigating Italy’s famously narrow streets.
Quiiky tour prices are also based on currency exchange rates, so they are subject to change depending on when you book.