The church imposes on the faithful and tourists a dress code that ensures respect for places of worship, but what to wear when visiting the Vatican? Tips and tricks to find the right outfit for the Vatican City.
Vatican City: what to wear
The Vatican CITY it is a casket of priceless treasures, including sculptures, paintings and incredible places. But it is also, and above all, a sacred place, full of relics and sacred environments that express the richness of faith and Christianity.
Every day there are thousands of tourists and visitors who come from all over the world to the walls of St. Peter, and who explore the most important places in the Vatican State.
The city-state, in fact, is the heart of the Roman Catholic Church and, in addition to being the seat of the Pope, it is also the place where the greatest masterpieces of art are found.
Among the most important places we remember the Sistine Chapel e i Vatican museums, but not only. It is also of incomparable beauty Basilica of Saint Peter, which welcomes wonderful works such as the Pietà by Michelangelo.
However, it is well known that in order to visit places of worship it is necessary respect a dress code which, especially within the Vatican, is even more rigid.
Let’s see, therefore, what is the most suitable clothing to visit the Vatican.
Vatican Museums: clothing allowed
Per admire the wonders and riches contained in the Vatican Museums it is necessary to respect some simple rules in clothing. Indeed, the visit is allowed only to visitors dressed appropriately.
Therefore, it is preferable to wear long sleeved shirts and long pants. On the other hand, low-cut or sleeveless dresses, miniskirts and shorts are not allowed. In addition, hats are excluded.
To cover the knees, however, plastic capes can be purchased to wrap around the legs.
The problem of clothing does not exist during the winter period, or is almost minimal.
However, many tourists complain about the dress code especially in summer when smell peaks of over 40 degrees are recorded. Also, the lines to enter the Vatican Museums can sometimes last hours under the sun.
Therefore, it is good arrive prepared and with the right clothing.
In summer, therefore, it is advisable to wear long but light clothes, thus preferring the lino and the cotton.
Go ahead, for women, a loose and long dresses below the knee, and not unglued.
For those who just can’t tolerate long sleeves, it is good to prepare some shawl to cover the uncovered parts.
Other information for the visit
Anyone who has already had the opportunity to visit the Vatican will know well how strict the entry controls are. In fact, to access the colonnade of St. Peter’s Square it is necessary to pass by security that will check and search the bags and backpacks.
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