Vatican City What to Pack

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Vatican City What to Pack

  • Don't forget to pack some appropriate...

    The dress code for touring around the Vatican, especially St. Peter's Basilica, is fairly simple but it is enforced, and who would want those rather expensive tickets or time spent in the line-up to go to waste? So even on the hottest days, one should remember that bare shoulders are a big no-no, as are shorts or skirts that are too short. If you...

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  • Wonderful souvenir to take home!

    This is a wonderful souvenir in the form of a refrigerator magnet to take home with you back to your country or to present to your friends and relatives as gifts! It is marvellous to look at and is rather shining and has a photograph of the Pope and a cross with an inscription "OVUNQUE PROTEGGIMI". It costs just 4.00 euros per piece and is...

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    from TRvel newsletter from Contra Costa TimesSpeaking Italian and Latin will be useful language to know, I could have learnt it at high School, but only spending two years there, missd the grade 0 and 10 years , too late to statrt, a pity as it wi; have given me a useful entry to the European languages based on latinalso will have read Virgil and...

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  • Vatican day-trip packing list

    If you leave most of your luggage at your accomodations, just a regular backpack or shoulder bag should be fine for a day trip to the Vatican. I just used a plastic shopping bag and I was fine. Comfortable shoes (you'll likely be doing a lot of walking). Also for visiting churches and the Vatican museum - long pants/skirt, shirt with sleeves. If...

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  • Wrap it up, ladies!

    When visiting in the summer, it does get pretty warm in Italy. However, make sure to bring a light jacket, wrap, shawl, etc. Most of the churches/basilicas require women to have their shoulders covered. Therefore, I toured mostly in sleeveless shirts, tube tobs, and spaghetti strap shirts, and then put on my jacket while inside the churches....

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  • Pack for the sunshine!

    Luggage with wheels is always a good idea, wherever you are travelling. ~ Light coloured clothing that doesnt absorb the sun as much as dark clothing. Pack comfortable walking shoes and casual clothes. ~ Long-sleeved shirts and trousers will help protect you against the sun. ~ A cap/hat that covers your head and neck.~ Sunglasses.~ Comfortable...

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    You can't take a bag into the Vatican Museums - you will have to leave it at the locker room where it will be safe until you get back... I'd recommend taking just a small backpack so you don't have to leave too much in the locker room. Wear good walking shoes because once you get into the Museums you will be walking for a long time with no places...

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  • You have to bring!

    Never forget your camera, if you take pictures without flash it is not forrbidden to take pictures in that case!also you can bring some bottles to fill it up with the sacred water from the Vatican City.

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    Please, bear in mind that women wearing shorts and mini skirts are not allowed to the Cathedral of Saint Peter. Though our guide was very intelligent and well-read, she did not warn us against mini, so I was stopped at the entrance and saved by an unknown woman who lent me her overcoat.

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    Pack a camera and plenty of film. There are TONS of things to photograph in the Vatican. While there are places in the Vatican to buy film, like any tourist area, it is expensive. An Italian/English dictionary (assuming, of course, that your primary language is English.)

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    When in the Vatican, make sure you dress conservitively (*SP*) Girls must cover their shoulders. Also their legs i think. This is a picture of the tombs of popes below the cathedral.

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    Take a bag with you for the souvenirs. If you are into Catholic imaginery, this is a great place. Well, you can have this stuff for lower prices in many other cities, but this is the Vatican after all. If you are into stamp collecting, you should know that the Vatican has its own postal service. I think that they actually use the services of the...

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    Vatican City requires proper attire for people going into its buildings and the Vatican Gardens. For men, make sure that you have long pants and - though this is not quite as important - collared shirts. Ladies can wear pants or skirts of appropriate length, but make sure that you bring something to cover your shoulders. Also, you should bring...

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    These are the Swiss Army Guards......they guard the Pope. There are other guards at the front entrance who will not let you in if you are not dressed in slacks....no shorts allowed.

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    Morning has broken; the sky turns bright and the new day has come.Please flip to my travelouge for Daytime Vertican Version.

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    You won't be able to take pictures in every room of the Vatican Museums, but you will be permitted to snap away outside and in many of the interior areas. Make sure you bring your best camera gear!

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    Let's spend some time now and talk about this all-important question: What's the DRESS CODE like here? When you visit the basilicas and many of the other churches here in Italy (yes, the Vatican included), DO bear in mind that the following are NOT allowed - NO bare shoulders. NO short shorts (yeah, the type that you see Pamela Anderson...

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Vatican City What to Pack

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Vatican City is inside of Rome, so, of course, what to pack for Rome is the same as for Vatican City.

However, visiting St. Peter's can involve some specialized needs, such as wearing the...

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