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Has anyone been to the Vatican? What are the protocols? Dress style, etc.


Posted anonymously, 3rd October 2015


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  • Yes, I went back in the 90’s. You are supposed to dress modestly, so cover up as much as possible.


  • Years ago, but I don’t imagine it’s changed much. Common courtesy – there wasn’t much extra protocol. Dress modestly, and have something to hand to cover your hair.


  • I thought the Vatican was open to the public, pilgrims, the poor etc. So I would have thought all sorts of dress was acceptable


  • My brother has been but he always wears a shirt and jacket! Smart casual dress,no thongs!


  • Dress modestly – no cleavage, try to avoid bare legs. You don’t need a hat.


  • I have been there but a while ago. I remember it was a very hot summer and I had to cover my shoulders to go in. This is the only thing. Not only there but other churches in Italy requested the same.


  • i don’t know but look up the government’s travel advice website- safetotravel or something similar to that.


  • You’re off to the Vatican? Oooo, how exciting, would love to join you! I’ve never been so can’t help with other questions


  • Would love to go to the Vatican.


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