Dress Code in the Sistine Chapel

During the visit to the Sistine Chapel, appropriate clothing is required out of respect for the sacredness of the place.

The Vatican Guards have the right to deny access to the Vatican Museums if the dress code is not respected and inappropriate clothes are worn.

The entrance to the Sistine Chapel is allowed only to visitors properly dressed.

How to dress for the visit to the Sistine Chapel

It is preferable to wear long trousers and long-sleeved shirts.
Hats, low-cut or sleeveless dresses, shorts, miniskirts are not allowed. Torn trousers and T-shirts are not recommended.
You can buy plastic capes to wrap around to cover your knees and shoulders.

For men it is recommended the use of a shirt even a t-shirt is also fine as long as it does not contain offensive images or slogans.

For women, bare shoulders and belly are forbidden. A solution in summer can be to take with you a cover shrug to wear inside the Museums.

Comfortable shoes are recommended since the visit to the Vatican Museums lasts on average three hours.

At the moment, for health reasons, it is mandatory to wear a mask to cover the nose and mouth.

For further information on the rules to be followed in the Sistine Chapel, please refer to the page with useful information for the visit.

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