Monday, October 29, 2007

St. Peter's Basilica Has a Modesty Dress Code

St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, the Chief Church of Catholicism, establishes a dress code. Could America just adopt theirs?

Location: Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City, Rome, Italy
Phone: 06-69881662 (for information on celebrations)
Hours: Basilica (including the sacristy and treasury) Oct-Mar daily 9am-6pm; Apr-Sept daily 9am-7pm.
Grottoes daily 8am-5pm.
Dome Oct-Mar daily 8am-5pm; Apr-Sept 8am-6pm
Cost: Basilica (including grottoes) is free.
Stairs to the dome €4; elevator to the dome €5.
Treasury 4 €.
Dress code: No bare shoulders or knees (for both men and women).
Photography: Permitted throughout (except in special necropolis tour)

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