Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Uber vs. TfL
  2. 2 Can you tell me about using "The Fork" for reserving and savings?
  3. 3 Which 2 locations on Amalfi Coast?
  4. 4 Austrian Train Purchase from US
  5. 5 One free day in Barcelona
  6. 6 Trip Report With Gratitude for a Glorious Solo Month in Greece
  7. 7 A quick visit to Hampton Court
  8. 8 Trip Report Trip For Physical, Intellectual, Emotional Exercize
  9. 9 An evening in London
  10. 10 NYT article
  11. 11 Sicily help
  12. 12 Rome to Venice
  13. 13 Paris GTG October 6 - 14?
  14. 14 Bordeaux to Nice
  15. 15 Supplements in Carry on bag
  16. 16 Bordeaux: north side parking, then public transport to the center?
  17. 17 Trip Report "Too Much Cows"
  18. 18 Alitala
  19. 19 Athens Help
  20. 20 Letter from the Belgian Embassy
  21. 21 Rome -- The next time around
  22. 22 Need help with ideas for stopover location
  23. 23 Granada in April; add Malaga?
  24. 24 Multiplug, Surge Protector needed?
  25. 25 Ideas for weekend trips from Aachen
View next 25 » Back to the top

Shorts for 9 YO at Vatican? Or fill me in on "paper pants".

Jump to last reply

Hi all,

I'm concerned about my son making it through the Vatican in August without suffering too much from the heat in long pants. I googled whether children are allowed to wear shorts and found this on one website:

"A dress code for St. Peter's is enforced. No bare shoulders, no shorts above the knees (this includes guys). Kids may be allowed in wearing shorts, but not bare shoulders (bring a T-shirt along to cover them up)."

This is not an official Vatican website and it only says they "may" be allowed in. Does anyone have experience with this?

I also saw this on a fodors thread, "Son was kept from going into the Vatican wearing shorts. A vendor across the street was selling paper pants." I guess that answers my question, but can someone describe these paper pants? Do they sell them in child sizes or is the waist adjustable?

I'm not in any way opposed to following the dress code and being respectful, I just want to help my son stay as cool as possible while also being respectful.

I also saw zip off pants suggested, of course that's a possibility.

Thanks in advance!

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement