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Sunset proposal in Matera, Italy

Sunset proposal in Matera, Italy

Thinking about marrying my best friend gives me those heart warming feels I’ve always dreamed of feeling. Chloe and I met at vet school nine years ago and after five years of a wonderful friendship we suddenly found ourselves in unfamiliar territory being in love with each other. Thankfully all these new feelings were mutual!! We knew we had found something special in each other and we also knew that we would be spending the rest of our lives together no matter what. We are currently having the time of our lives traveling around Europe and working in the UK as vets. I knew I wanted to propose to Chloe while on one of our many sunrise/sunset adventures where we always find ourselves saying “isn’t this the best moment ever?!”

LGBTQ+ sunset proposal in Matera, Italy image description: two women smiling after one proposed to the other

I was carrying the ring around in my flimsy travel bag waiting for that right moment. I had no real plan, I just knew it had to be at a time where we were both feeling so happy to be experiencing a beautiful moment together. This moment came in Matera, a beautiful town in the south of Italy. We arrived and the sun was setting, we were blown away by the beauty of the town and so went in search for a bottle of wine (not easy in a town that resembles a maze!). We found a small local bar that sold us one of their bottles and uncorked it for us and we raced back to find a secluded view point to watch the sunset. We found a little platform with no one else around. While overlooking the town we watched the most beautiful sunset and then watched as the town’s lights came on and the night set in. In that moment we both couldn’t stop smiling and felt so happy to be experiencing such a wonderful night. I knew it was the moment. I poured Chloe another glass of wine, reached in my bag and then promised her I would love her for the rest of my life and asked her would she marry me and spend the rest of her life loving me. Of course she said yes. There were many tears from us both and our wonderful moment just became the greatest moment of our lives to date! —Olivia (Liv) Lemmon


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La Martellina B&B – Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Fiesole, Tuscany, Italy

La Martellina B&B - Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Fiesole, Tuscany, Italy

La Martellina B&B - Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Fiesole, Tuscany, Italy


La Martellina B&B is a romantic Tuscan B&B in an ancient 13th century mill, just five kilometers from Florence.

Spend a quiet day at our historic thirteenth century mill on the banks of the Arno, with background murmur of the river whispering in your ears! Located near a small Italian village, we are completely surrounded by green countryside.

A lovely garden and a hearty breakfast awaits you in the morning. You’ll enjoy a pleasant stay with us, a break from your normal life in the tranquility of the Tuscan countryside. Take a dip in our lovely small swimming pool after a busy day visiting monuments and museums.

We offer four rooms, with bathrooms and a common hall in a wing completely reserved for guests. Each guest room is decorated with carefully selected furniture and furnishings to accentuate its unique character. The rooms come with a refrigerator and television (with satellite-dish TV).

The B&B is an ideal home base for visiting Florence and Tuscany, and a great starting point for hiking, walking and cycling in the Florentine countryside. We’re also just a short walk (200 meters) away from two excellent restaurants, a bar, a pharmacy and various other local shops, in addition to the movies.

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