Is there a dress code when visiting the Vatican in Rome?
I've heard from friends who have been to Rome that you must cover up when you visit the Vatican as they have a strict dress code.
What does "cover up" mean? I'm sure this wouldn't be a problem in Winter but we are off in July. What kind of clothes would be suitable for women and men in summer?
A quick tip for every woman who like to visit the Vatican or every italian church: you could use a vest/singlet, but use a shrug when you have to enter. So you do not have to exit from hotel with a long-sleeved shirt.
Per the sign, both men and women must wear clothing that covers the shoulders and knees.
Thanks, this is exactly what I was after. Unfortunately it does mean that I have to wear trousers for a day but I'm sure I can manage it.
@rs79 - shoulders and knees. Anyway, San Pietro, as any other church, is not that warm inside.