This Guided Gay Tour of Italy Offers Your Very Own ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Experience
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Two reasons we fell head over heels for Call Me By Your Name were the beautiful cinematography and the gorgeous locations. Earlier this year, we told you that for a mere $2.7 million, you could buy the Perlman family’s summer home from the film. But if that’s too rich for your blood, for a more reasonable €2,000 (or about $2,500), you can take a nine-day Call Me By Your Name tour from Milan to Venice.
The Call Me By Your Name tour was organized by Quiiky Tours, the very first Italian company to focus on LGBT-themed tours. The eight-night trip takes you through many of the film’s settings, including Milan, Crema, Garda Lake and Venice. But more than merely Call Me By Your Name-related stops, the tour also includes walking tours concerning historical figures like Leonardo da Vinci and architectural tours of Milan.
But you’ll be able to recreate your favorite scenes on this Call Me By Your Name tour, too, like the bar scene in Crema’s Duomo Square. (You can even sit at the same table as Elio and Oliver.) The tour ends in Bergamo, which is where the film’s famous dance scene (set to the Psychedelic Furs’ “Love My Way”) was shot.
Other highlights include a wine tasting at the Amarone Wine Cellars, an option to see the Arena Opera Festival in Verona and a cooking course where you’ll learn to make Tortelli Cremaschi, a traditional pasta dish.
The guided tours are in English, and you’ll learn a lot about the culture of gay Italy. One of the unique aspects of this Call Me By Your Name tour is that Quiiky will provide opportunities to meet and mingle with locals in Italian gayborhoods.
The €2,000 price tag includes hotel accommodations, entrance to the Caves of Catullus, two wine tastings and more. Those interested will have to pay their way to Milan and cover their own meals. For the superfan, this Call Me By Your Name tour is a dream come true.