Packing/Dress code

Dress code for major basilicas

  • NOT allowed
    • No low-cut anything
    • Sleeveless shirts
    • Short Shorts
  • Allowed
    • Capris are allowed for women
    • Skirts are allowed, as long as they are not short


  • Rosaries, medals, items you would like blessed by the Pope
  • Comfortable shoes​ – VERY IMPORTANT (tennis shoes are fine for basilicas)
  • Converters & Adapters​​ (for hair dryers, razors, phone chargers…)
  • Back Pack / Money Belt
  • Umbrella ​​(not a necessity, but if you don’t like rain…)
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste/Toothbrush
  • Light Jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Water Bottle
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Medications (Italy will not always have the same brands as us. If there are specific medications you want/need, bring them with you)


  • Not all stores accept credit or debit, but cash can be taken out at ATMs
  • We ​highly recommend using mainly debit cards
  • Contact your bank and let them know you will be out of the country