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Vatican City What to Pack: 17 reviews and 10 photos


Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Let's spend some time now and talk about this all-important question: <b>What's the DRESS CODE like here?</b>

When you visit the basilicas and many of the other churches here in Italy (yes, the Vatican included), DO bear in mind that the following are NOT allowed -
<li> NO bare shoulders. </li>
<li> NO short shorts (yeah, the type that you see Pamela Anderson wearing). :-)) </li>
<li> NO bare midriffs <i>a la</i> Madonna Ciccone... Not even if YOU are Madonna herself. :-)) </li>
<li> Bermudas and culottes are sometimes grounds for problems in the Vatican Museum and most often in St. Peter's. </li>
<li> Tanktops, skimpy athletic tops and other excessive displays of flesh are problematic at best. <i>Hey, what do you think</i>?? This is a religious place, ya know?? </li>
<li> Whatever you may feel comfortable in, you may find yourself uncomfortably bounced if you violate these common sense rules!!! </li>
<li> O.K., the GOOD NEWS here is that it's no longer required of women to cover up their heads and/ or arms. </li>
Have fun!!

Photo Equipment: Remember, if you want to take pictures inside the Museum, you MUST use a fast speed film i.e. like the <b>Kodak 800 or higher film</b> since <b><font color=#CC0000>FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY IS NOT ALLOWED IN HERE. </font></b>

Miscellaneous: <hr>
<b><font color=#CC0000><font size=2>'<font size=5>T</font>he true Traveler is he who goes on foot, and even then, he sits down a lot of the time.' </b> - Colette, Paris From My Window, 1944 </font>

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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