Soon You Can Go On A ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Tour In Northern Italy
*Life-changing romance not included 🍑
Last year when Oscar-winning film Call Me By Your Name hit cinemas, a few things happened: we got way too invested in a fictional love story, we ugly-cried in a room full of strangers, and we became utterly obsessed with the stunning countryside that is Northern Italy.
Don’t tell us you haven’t dreamt of dropping everything to explore Italy and have your heart broken by an impossibly attractive man.
That dream is about to become a whole lot closer to coming true, with a new LGBTIQ-friendly Call Me By Your Name tour allowing visitors to fall into Elio and Oliver’s summer love story while travelling through the Po Valley from Milan to Venice.
The tour will spotlight cities like Bergamo and Crema, both prominent in the film. Tour-goers will get to visit several main sets, like Elio’s house, the square where the pair spend their last night together, and a climb up to the Cascate del Serio waterfalls. All that’s missing is a Sufjan Steven track, amirite?
The whole thing is organised by Quiiky, the first LGBTIQ tour operator in Italy. Usually the crew specialises in exploring cities and towns with rich queer history, and this is the first time they’ve taken inspo from an iconic queer film.
“We hope to recreate the atmosphere brought to life in Call Me By Your Name, for example by offering the possibility to do a bicycle tour of the countryside around Crema,” Quiiky told LonelyPlanet News. “The strong Italian spirit of the movie and its massive resonance abroad are what pushed us to design this tour.”
The operator will hold a press conference later this year to present the full Call Me By Your Name tour itinerary, which will launch in October. For more info, visit the website.
(Lead Image: Call Me By Your Name / Sony Pictures Classics)