They dont have any nude beaches here, so change your destination. Perhaps you can find it some where very Close, then it will be in Italy. I dont know about it, check some Italian pages about that then...
Alright, not technically a warning or danger in the trues sense of the words, but a good suggestion. When you are taking pictures anywhere in Vatican City and especially in the Art Museum, get your shot lined up, and get ready for a quick snap as soon as the person or crowd in front of you gets out of the way.
Another way to take shots is to have a camera or I guess nowadays a cell phone where you can see the shot you want to take through the screen. I held my camera above my head on some of the shots so that I could take pictures above the heads of the crowd. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. But you can try.
Here are a couple of pictures from our journey through the Art Museum.
Don't count with good pictures inside St Peter's cathedral - using flash is forbidden and the light is dimmed. We tried our best, but... I decided to buy a REAL camera (and tripod). Next time, I think, I will do better.
Effective January 1, 2013 you will have to pay cash for transactions in Vatican City. Italy's banks have stopped credit card payments due to questions about Vatican compliance with European money laundering regulations.
In the meanwhile, take CASH, Vatican tickets and souvenirs will be impossible to get otherwise.
Given the large volume of money involved it is hard to imagine how this condition will last very long.
Don't risk to be stopped from entering the Vatican, for exposing too much flesh to the roman sun. A proper attire is mandatory.
My kids and friends insisted that their pants were so long that it shouldn't be any problem. Wrong!
They had to cover them with the trousers that, wisely, I advised them to carry in the backpack. A funny detail to entertain the long waiting line to enter.
Warning! As you approach St. Peter’s Square, you will begin to be approached by countless people trying to sell you sunglasses or trinkets, give you guided tours, asking you for money, and other things. The closer you get, the most frequent the requests (we counted 10 such requests to us personally in less than a block and passed so many others that were trying to deal with other people). Before heading towards this area, be sure you have secured your valuables away from pickpockets and be firm when saying ‘no’ to these people. Simply keep walking – don’t stop – don’t make eye contact. Sometimes it is hard to be rude, but these people are simply out to take your money. Avoid them when possible, ignore them when approached. Politeness does not work here and your first ‘no’ is not always adhered to (neither is your second or third ‘no’ as sometimes they will simply follow you for sometime hoping you’ll buy whatever it is they are selling to get rid of them).
Dont mention if you are homosexual here. I dont think they want you to get married in the church in Vatican state. According to their beliefs, it doesnt matter if you try to convince them. For them you will be a sick person!
You shall NOT wear shorts if you want to go and se the church in Vatiacan, if you are a male. I have never hear that the monks like male legs. In my opinion female legs should be forbidden, so the monks feel something in the pants....
Do not think that because the Vatican is a small place you will see it in a couple of hours. There is so much to see (the Basilica, the Museums...) that you can easily spend more than one day there. Therefore, be aware of it if your Rome visit will be too short. This is a picture of the fantastic Bernini's colonnade around Saint Peter Square.
If you want to enter churches in the Vatican (or anywhere in Rome), you have to cover your knees and shoulders. You don't have to wear super-nice clothes, most of the girls in my group just brought a wrap skirt and/or button-down shirt to cover up, and one guy brought a pair of sweat pants to wear over his shorts. Proper dress is also required for the Vatican museum.
You can't take pictures in some buildings, such as the Sistine Chapel. This is because the light from the camera flash gradually destroys the paintings. I've heard of security guards taking cameras away from snap-happy tourists who disregarded the rules.
It is best to stay quiet when visiting religious buildings. Even if you are not religious, many people are and too much noise distracts them from prayer.
They are calculated and slick and they will jump the line without a care. I had people try to jump the line both at the Vatican Museum and at St. Peter's Basillica. You would think because of where we were at, that this would not be a problem, but it was. At the Vatican Museum, it was easier for my group to keep them from cutting in front of us because there were 4 of us. So we just stood in a line and blocked anyone from cutting. However, when I went to St. Peter's there were only 2 of us, and it was much easier to cut. They didn't try to cut until we were closer to where the lines starts separating into the different lines to screen your bags and go through the metal detectors. I figured they didn't think it was worth cutting if they were so far back and also, because everyone is moving in different lines, it is easier to blend in and pretend you aren't cutting. Most of the people cutting were older women, however there were a few couples and some college age guys. The people behind us were trying to let these 2 women who jumped the line know that they were behind us. But the women didn't care that they were being called out. So, I told the women that they were with us and they let them back in line behind us. If you find yourself in front of cutters, help out the people who were originally behind you. But keep a lookout for line jumpers and make sure to stick close to the people in front of you (allowing enough personal space for both you and them). But at some point, you just have to let them cut...if they want it that bad, nothing is going to stop them.
When entering the Vatican you will be required to wear clothes that cover the body, like your legs & shoulders & central body. If you dont wear the correct clothing you will be turned away from the main entrance. You have to wear full length trousers, and a t-shirt that covers at least your shoulders. You will not be allowed past the guards unless you have the correct amount of clothing on.
To enter most of the churches in Italy...especially the Basilica, ladies, you MUST have your shoulders covered. Since I went in June it was very warm so I carried around a jean jacket. A shawl is probably more helpful because it is not as heavy. Some of the basilicas will have ugly, plastic blue shawls for you to wear but NOT St. Peters so PLEASE bring something!!
When you have seen the top of the basillica you will have the choice of going up to the top of the cupola or back down to the basillica. If you choose to go up into the cupola I would suggest you don't go up there if you are claustrophobic as the walls start to tilt and are very narrow with really really steep steps.
This could also be very dangerous for people with thier children, or if with people who are frail. Also if you get so far there isn't no turning back as the passages are so narrow you won't be able to turn back because of all the people behind you.
To go inside St. Peter's Basilica you must be dressed properly. Shoulders covered. No bellies hanging out. Really long shorts and capris are okay. If you insist on wearing short shorts you can always pick up a pair of paper pants to cover your legs at a nearby concession stand. We saw one lady rip open her paper shopping bag to drape over her shoulders because they weren't going to let her in.