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#1 Posted : Monday, July 4, 2016 9:42:45 PM(UTC)

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Other than Vatican City, are there any other places that the average tourist would run into dress codes in shorts, covered arms, etc?

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#2 Posted : Tuesday, July 5, 2016 2:41:43 AM(UTC)
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Appropriate cover is not limited to Vatican City. You should plan on wearing appropriate cover in any of the churches you visit on your tour (i.e. St. Mark's Basilica in Venice or the Duomo in Florence which actively monitor their dress code). Some of the smaller ones may not mind, but one should respect that these are places of worship more so than tourist attractions.

In general, Italians (similarly to the French) are very fashion minded. Tourist stick out like a sore thumb so if you want to blend in, here's a pretty good site on fashion do's/dont's


#3 Posted : Tuesday, July 5, 2016 2:29:53 PM(UTC)

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#4 Posted : Friday, July 8, 2016 8:42:10 PM(UTC)
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Yes I have read the "dress code" for Italy before. My first visit, I remember running sneakers a no no. So I made sure I didnt' wear them. Guess what, people wear them. Just wear what you normally wear. That stated, if you dress badly (lol) bad is bad where ever you go!

Rule of thumb - just wear your normal clothes, but it is true, be respectful in churches and adhere to those policies!

Been to Italy 3-4 times and I just wear my usual - if it is a sneaker, then it's a sneaker! But personally, I don't like that look while travelling so I generally wear a comfortable sandal type shoe or sport sandale -depending on what I am doing. Have fun!

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#5 Posted : Tuesday, August 2, 2016 5:50:17 AM(UTC)

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Just returned from the "16 Day Northern Italy with Tuscany, Amalfi and Rome" tour. Wonderful trip! The "dress code" applies to any church you will be visiting, not just the Vatican (although St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel are the most strict): shoulders and knees must be covered. For females, some churches provide a paper shawl in exchange for a donation, but these were not always available (easier to bring your own shawl or other cover). Long pants are not required; if wearing shorts, they must be at least at knee length or lower. They don't care about appearance of feet (although your fellow travelers might!), so sneakers or open sandals are fine, but bare feet are certainly not appropriate. A good tour manager will inform you ahead of time whenever you will be visiting a church on any particular day.

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