What to Wear when visiting the Vatican?

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We offer many Day Tours and Shore Excursions to Rome that include a visit to the Vatican (Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica).

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Many of travelers in Rome are not aware that the Vatican enforces a modesty dress code when visiting St Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel – both significant and sacred places.

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 NOTE:  The Vatican Museums do NOT have a dress code.

However, if you plan to ALSO visit the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica while you are also visiting the Museums, please be sure to arrive prepared.

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So this leaves many travelers asking:  What to wear when visiting the Vatican?

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St Peter's Square - What to Wear when visiting the Vatican? - RomeCabs

St Peter’s Square – What to Wear when visiting the Vatican? – RomeCabs

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We included some important to know information below, as well as some helpful tips to visit churches in Italy that require a modesty dress code – this is especially  helpful during the summer months when travelers wear clothing that are not permissible.

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What to wear when visiting the Vatican?

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St Peter's Basilica - What to Wear when visiting the Vatican? - RomeCabs

St Peter’s Basilica – What to Wear when visiting the Vatican? – RomeCabs

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The basic rule to follow for men, women and children when visiting the Vatican is: 

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Cover your shoulders

Cover your knees

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What is NOT permissible to wear at St Peter’s Basilica and Sistine Chapel:

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Tank Tops

Shorts

Miniskirts

Mini dresses

Beachwear that expose shoulders and knees

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What NOT to wear at Vatican? NO SHORTS NO TANK TOPS

What to wear at Vatican? NO SHORTS NO TANK TOPS

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What IS Permissible to wear at St Peter’s Basilica and Sistine Chapel:

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Shirts and blouses that cover the shoulders

Longer shorts that cover the knees

Capris pants

Shirts and Dresses that cover the knees

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What to Wear at the Vatican - COVER SHOULDERS, KNEES

What to Wear at the Vatican – COVER SHOULDERS, KNEES

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What happens if you are wearing clothing that is NOT permissible?

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If you are wearing clothing that is NOT permissible because your shoulders and knees are exposed, the guards at the entrance (especially at St Peter’s Basilica after your clear security and arrive at the basilica entrance) may NOT allow you to enter and you will need to leave. 

You may return once you attire complies with the dress code.

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What to wear at the Vatican - Romecabs

What to wear at the Vatican – NO TANK TOPS, SHORTS, MINI DRESSES – Romecabs

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Traveling to Italy this summer? Don’t forget to bring THESE with you

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 TOO HOT to dress for church all day in the summer?

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Do you find it too hot to dress all day just for visiting a few churches while sightseeing in Italy?

You can prepare in advance and bring a few extra items with you in case your sightseeing takes you to a beautiful church that requires a modesty dress code

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MEN and BOYS:

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Convertible pants that with a simple zipper can turn long pants into shorts. Simply zip back the bottom leg to your shorts to visit churches.

If you are planning to wear a Tank Top, bring a light T-shirt with you in your day bag that you can quickly put on over your Tank Top to visit churches.

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WOMEN and GIRLS

Bring with you in your day bag  some light summer scarves that can double as a shawl to cover your shoulders, and a sarong to cover your legs.

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Summer evenings can be chilly in Italy, so having an extra T-Shirt and scarves to cover your shoulders can also keep you a bit warm so you can enjoy your day into the evening exploring the cities in Italy, and enjoy a nice dinner at an outside table (a MUST in Italy during the summer!)

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