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Dress Code

Vatican Dress Code

Vatican requires you are appropriately dressed:

when you visit St Peters Basilica and the Sistine Chapel :
for both ladies and gents you may not wear shorts showing your knees and you may not wear T-shirts showing your shoulders. There are no other restrictions including shoe wear.

when you meet the Pope during General Audience at St Peters Square or Vatican Auditorium:
“golf course casual” is a perfect choice
when you meet the Pope with your church group formal dress is expected.
when you have a private audience with the Pope check with Rome’s Bishop office for US Visitors to the Vatican at


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