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Can you wear a "fanny pack" into the Borghese Gallery?

Can you wear a "fanny pack" into the Borghese Gallery?

Oct 1st, 2002, 09:07 AM
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crp
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Can you wear a "fanny pack" into the Borghese Gallery?

I read the rules for the Borghese and it seems that you cannot bring in anything such as purse, camera, umbrella etc.

If you can't wear a fanny pack --- where do
women put everything; such as money, passport etc?
 
Oct 1st, 2002, 09:20 AM
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The Borghese was very strict about checking all handbags, etc. I put my wallet in my pocket. If you're carrying passports, etc. you can probably carry a small see through plastic bag with valuables. Some of the museums offer such bags.
 
Oct 1st, 2002, 09:29 AM
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The museum did let me carry my small purse. Women who had purses of reasonable size were allowed to carry them in, at least on the day that I was there. All that I HAD to check was my umbrella.
 
Oct 1st, 2002, 09:41 AM
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Alice Twain
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And there is a wardrobe where you can leave all your valuables, obviously.
 
Oct 1st, 2002, 09:42 AM
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FashionPolice
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Even if you could wear a fanny pack...
why would you want to???
 
Oct 1st, 2002, 10:08 AM
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crp
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Thanks for the response -it is appreciated.

Fashion Police-
I would want to-in orderto keep certain
items with me. But, thanks for your concern-it is also appreciated.
 
Oct 1st, 2002, 11:15 AM
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xxx
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The Borghese Gallery is all about taste and art. So, of course, they don't allow fanny packs. It would be against taste itself!!!
 
Oct 1st, 2002, 11:46 AM
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crp: "Bum bags/packs" honestly are a pickpocket magnet, if you wear one don't keep anything of value in it.
Also on international forums or in the company of people from the UK and I assume elsewhere like Australia, it's best to call them "bum bags". Regards, Walter
 
Oct 1st, 2002, 11:48 AM
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Karen
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To add to Walter's comments, "fanny" has quite a different meaning in the UK and Australia.
 
Oct 1st, 2002, 11:51 AM
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Janice
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Total magnet for pick-pockets, grifters and anybody with an inclination to rip you off. Just carry a regular handbag like everybody who lives there does.
 
Oct 1st, 2002, 01:08 PM
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crp
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Even though the restrictions say NO purse ---- I can take a small purse???
 
Oct 1st, 2002, 01:42 PM
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ttt
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top it for crp
 
Oct 1st, 2002, 02:16 PM
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orgy7
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have PLEASE MUG ME, engraved on the pack. If your lucky enough not too have anything stolen you will be targeted by every hustler in town..


 
Oct 1st, 2002, 02:18 PM
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Anna
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Boy oh boy you guys are really hard on this poor gal!
 
Oct 1st, 2002, 02:33 PM
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mary kay
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For crp:
When we visited the Borghese Gallery, we had to check everything (cameras, umbrellas, purses) at their coat check. It was very secure and guarded. Our passports and credit cards were in neck wallets worn under our shirts, so we would have them with us at all times. I' a class-A worry wart, but I didn't worry about leaving items in their coat check. The reason they check things is for the safety of their sculptures. They don't want a wayward bum pack or purse to whack over a priceless Bernini! So, get a neck wallet and leave the bum pack at home, would be my advice. Enjoy the Borghese; it is one of my favorite places!

Mary Kay
 
Oct 1st, 2002, 03:43 PM
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crp: There are many reasons to leave your fanny pack at home. (And if you decide to take one anyway, DO be sure to call it a belt bag or bum bag - NEVER a fanny pack.)

1) they pin point you as a nervous tourist and the most likely one to be targeted by theives.

2) you'll have to check it anyway so you haven't gained anything

3) When worn inside your coat or jacket they stick out making you look pregnant or very fat

4) Fashion faux pas (the least important reason) unless it is a very expensive leather one.
 
Oct 1st, 2002, 03:44 PM
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crp
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Mary Kay I'm going to buy one of those tomorrow thanks for your help.
 
Oct 1st, 2002, 03:49 PM
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Better yet, leave most valuables in hotel safe (if there is one - passport, plane tix, etc.; locked luggage is another alternative) and check your purse if required.

When I had to check my handbag at a couple of museums in Venice last fall, I just carried my wallet and let them have the bag.
 
Oct 1st, 2002, 08:09 PM
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Carolyn
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Legitimate question: Why are they called FANNY packs? What part of your anatomy is your fanny?
 
Oct 1st, 2002, 08:18 PM
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Lesli
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In the US, some folks refer to their backside as their "fanny."

In the UK, it refers to an intimate part of the female antatomy. Thus their use of the term "bum bag," and their shock at the US terminology.
 

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