Bring your most comfortable shoes! Sleeveless and low-cut garments, shorts above the knee, miniskirts, and hats are not permitted inside St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel, and all Churches. We remind that visible personal objects or signs such as tattoos may offend Catholic morality.
For security reasons, knives, scissors, and metal tools are not permitted in any museum or site. So are medium and large umbrellas, big bags, and rucksacks.
Telescopic umbrellas, small backpacks, and handbags are permitted.
If you like, you can bring reusable bottles; there are numerous free-flowing water fountains where you can get safe, fresh drinkable water in Rome.