What to Wear in Italy During the Summer (Yes You Can Wear Shorts)

While preparing for our recent trip to Italy, we did our research to try to understand what we should wear.  I looked at several websites and the overall consensus was that wearing shorts would make you stand out as a tourist because Italian’s do not wear shorts unless it is in the middle of the summer or they are going swimming. Also, apparently some cathedrals will not let you enter wearing shorts. I am here to tell you, this is incorrect.  You can wear shorts in Italy and look perfectly normal. Here are a few examples of Italians wearing shorts when it is in the 80s.   We were going in September and the highs were in the upper 80s to low 90s.  Wanting to fit in, I went ahead and packed three pairs of pants and three pairs of shorts. I am so glad I decided to pack some shorts! On the first day, I wore some light kakis.  We went to the Vatican and found that there were plenty of men wearing shorts.  They were all allowed into all the chapels and museums.  The second day, we went to the Colosseum and Roman Forum.  This time I opted for shorts and once again I was surrounded by people wearing shorts.  The last day in Rome we did a lot of walking, went to Campo de’ Fiori, the Trevi...

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