Last Supper Attire

Apr 23rd, 2007, 10:32 AM
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Last Supper Attire

I will be visiting the last supper in June w/ my family, which includes my 2 neices. In the past the girls have not been allowed into the Vatican due to improper attire
(arms showing etc..) Do these same rules apply for the last supper?
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Apr 23rd, 2007, 10:41 AM
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P-are you talking about in Milan, il Cenacolo at Santa Maria delle Grazie? If so, yes, I can tell you for a fact that they are quite strict in Milan about attire in churches; arms covered (I had very short sleeves and lightweight cotton pants-that was fine), and they were turning away people left and right at the entrance to the Duomo this past August, literally inspecting each person's clothing before allowing them inside.

I remember this because the guards were pretty officious-I told one of them to say "per favore" to me, which he did, because I didn't like his ordering tone!
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Apr 23rd, 2007, 10:42 AM
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I'm sorry, but my first response to this post was going to be: "Oh, probably long, flowing robes, sandals and a beard would work well."
No, I have no idea what the real answer is.
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Apr 23rd, 2007, 10:51 AM
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Not to be irreverent, j_999_9, but well done.



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Apr 23rd, 2007, 11:08 AM
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Yes, I was tlaking about il Cenacolo at Santa Maria delle Grazie. Thank you Girlspytravel. This is exactily what I needed to know! Grazie~!
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Apr 23rd, 2007, 11:16 AM
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I guess I'm confused. As everywhere else, expect displays of bare shoulders, knees, midriffs, armpits and cleavage to be barred, regardless of age or sex. But none of those things are truly appropriate daywear for the streets of any large city, let alone a religious institution. Gipsy, I'm surprised at you.

The girls should wear tops with enough sleeve that the actual armhole and the top half of their arms are covered. When in doubt it is best to err on the side of respectful modesty, ESPECIALLY in the northern cities.

It's a priveledge to enter, not a right, and houses of worship or places of religious reflection should enforce appropriately modest, respectful attire as a requirement for entrance to view the art within. After all, not so long ago the correct attire for worship included headcovering and skirts for women.



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Apr 23rd, 2007, 11:26 AM
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"Girlspy, I'm surprised at you." Sorry Cupid, this isn't computing-just exactly what is it that you're surprised about? The fact that I was appropriately attired, and therefore, did not get turned away, or what?
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Apr 23rd, 2007, 11:58 AM
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WWJD? he no doubt would let anyone in. Today he may well not be let in it seems.
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Apr 23rd, 2007, 12:35 PM
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"correct attire for worship included headcovering and skirts for women".

When I went there, there was an American lady, wearing a pink sparkly cowboy hat. From Texas I presume.
But not wearing tank tops and short shorts or skirts would be a good idea.
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Apr 25th, 2007, 05:09 AM
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Thank you all for your answers. I was not trying to start an argument. I just wanted to cover my bases. The last time we were at the Vatican their arms we're not covered, hence they weren’t allowed in until we bought shawls. They are American girls and have been raised in a different society. I like the Italian rule of respect, but in the end they are not my kids and wanted back up to insure their entrance. Girlspytravel was helpful. Thanks all
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Apr 25th, 2007, 07:44 AM
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It might be best to not tell them what to wear, and if they are not admitted, the lesson about proper attire might eventually sink in.
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Apr 25th, 2007, 08:03 PM
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The rules on dress apply when entering a church. However, the fresco is NOT in a church, it is in the refectory of the convent. There is no dress code of which I am aware. However, if you want to visit the church which is part of the convent, your nieces should be dressed appropriately, or if you want to go on to the Duomo from there.
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