can I wear a coat in Rome in April?

Old Apr 2nd, 2003, 09:30 AM
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can I wear a coat in Rome in April?

I believe it gets somewhat chilly, but i'm just wondering if it will be ok to sport a mid-weight black coat while out during the day.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2003, 09:44 AM
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It's up to you, although you might not want to risk it. The Italian coat police tend to strictly enforce the law prohibiting wearing coats from April 1 to September 30. I think the fine is EUR150. Oh, and they take your coat.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2003, 10:41 AM
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RevvedUp - that made me laugh - a great mid-day break from work!

mmkaa - I believe, even though I don't know you, that you would be perfectly capable of wearing a coat in Rome in April.

Please take this as intended - lightheartedly. It's really kind of a silly question.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2003, 10:47 AM
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I've had the good fortune to have been in Rome the past two years -- once in late March and the other time in mid-April -- and, yes, it can get quite cool in the evening. The days were generally sunny and fairly warm but there were times, even during the day, that a coat was nice to have.

Wearing a coat during the day is perfectly OK if that's what you feel like doing. And, as for the color...black is beautiful.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2003, 12:10 PM
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Mmkaa,

Was just in Italy from March 15-29 and many Italians were still wearing their winter coats with scarves. Scarves are really big there. This was in the middle of the day and it was sunny and in the low 60's. I just wore a light jacket, but you would fit right in if you want to wear something heavier. It was rather chilly at night though.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2003, 12:18 PM
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mmkaa,..... When in Rome....
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Old Apr 2nd, 2003, 12:23 PM
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thanks everyone. i know it's a stupid question, but i've heard so much about fashion dos and fashion don'ts, i'd rather be sure. thanks!!!
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A lightweight raincoat plus a light sweater might be more useful than one heavier piece, at least by my mid-April experience in Rome. It can get quite warm at mid-day, but you'd want to be prepared for a range of possibilities -- drizzle, hot sun, cool evenings.
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