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LGBT Tourists – Useful information

Bologna (BO)

Date of last update: 24/08/2016, 13:14

In this section, you can find useful information for the LGBT (lesbians, gay, bisexuals, transsexuals) community and tourists in Bologna. This section was elaborated by Jonathan Mastellari from the gay association Associazione Arcigay “Il Cassero” of Bologna.

Services for the LGBT community

Centro di Documentazione Cassero (via Don Minzoni, 18) – documentation centre
Igor Libreria (c/o Senape Vivaio Urbano, Via Santa Croce 10/ABC) – bookshop
Liberamente project of thematic meetings, every second Sunday in “Cassero”, via Don Minzoni, 18. Open to everybody. To check dates of meetings see the Cassero web site: www.cassero.it).
Telefono Amico Gay +39-051 555 661(gay friendly telephone, Monday-Friday 8.00 pm–11.00 pm)
MigraBO' LGBT (assistance and administrative help for LGBT migrants) migrabolgbt@gmail.com
Over55 LGBT Italia (meetings and discussions for over55 LGBT) over55lgbt@gmail.com

Main associations

Atlantide “Antagonismo Gay” (cassero of Porta Santo Stefano)
Il Cassero (headquarters of Arcigay Nazionale and Arcigay Bologna) via Don Minzoni, 18
Arcilesbica Bologna, via Don Minzoni, 18
Agedo, via Don Minzoni, 18
Famiglie Arcobalen, via Don Minzoni, 18
Frangette Estreme - XM24, via Fioravanti 24
MIT (Movimento Identità Transessuale) e PLUS - via Polese, 15

Online tourist information

www.bolognawelcome.it

Gay friendly bars 

Bar't (disco, for members only,via Polese, 47/a)
Barattolo Café (bar, via Del Borgo, 16/a)
Elastico (bar, via De 'Facchini, 2 / a)
Maison Glamour (bar, via Cesare Battisti, 21/A)
MissVago (bar, via Sante Vincenzi, 7/b)
Red Club (disco – for members only, via Del Tipografo, 2)
Senza Filtro – Centro Smistamento Arti Differenti (bar/restaurant/parties, via Stalingrado, 59)
Stile Libero (bar, via Lame, 68)
Les Rois du Monde (via del Pratello, 29)
Steamstation Pub (via Riva di Reno, 37)

Clubs for LGBT friendly parties

Estragon Club (disco, via Stalingrado, 83)
Kinky (disco, via Zamboni, 1)
The Lord Lister Pub (pub, via Zamboni, 56/a)
Tre Santi (bar/pub, via Santo Stefano, 12/b)

Evenings only for women

The “Cassero” organises evenings for lesbians and their friends one Saturday every month. Other events for lesbians in Bologna and province are proposed by CIVI's staff. You can check the programme on Facebook

Useful contacts for STDs/HIV in Bologna

where you can make questions, visits or a HIV test

Telefono Verde AIDS – AIDS green telephone
800856080 - Via Carpaccio, 2

Istituto Malattie Infettive – Institute for infection diseases
OSPEDALE S. ORSOLA
via G.Massarenti, 11
+39 051/6363355

Clinica Dermatologica MST – Dermatological clinics for STDs
OSPEDALE S. ORSOLA
via G. Massarenti, 1
+39 051/6363319

Centro per la salute delle donne straniere  – Centre for health of foreign women
Via Zanolini 2, Tel.  +39 051 4211511 – where you can make a HIV/AIDS test (ELISA)

Ospedale Policlinico Sant’Orsola - Padiglione Palagi 1
Via Palagi, 9 +39 051 6362346 - Mon-Sat 7.30-11-00 am
Via Massarenti, 9 - Ambulatorio prelievi Padiglione 6
+39 051 6363059 - Mon-Fri 10.00 am-1.00 pm

Ospedale Maggiore - Laboratorio analisi (1st floor)
Largo Nigrisoli, 2 -+39 051 6478227 - Mon-Fri 7.30-8.30 am
Via Dell’Ospedale, 2 - +39 051 6478466
Mon-Fri 9.00 am-1.00 pm – Thu 3.00-6.00 pm

Imola
Ospedale Nuovo - via Montericco, 4
+39 0542 662263 - Mon-Sat 8.00-12.00 am

BLQ Checkpoint - the first non-hospital place in Italy dedicated to the rapid test of HIV and to information and awareness of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
Via San Carlo, 42 - open for the test on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 pm to 9 pm