Posted April 7th, 2008, 01:55 AM
Last edited by Jane110; April 7th, 2008 at 02:05 AM
Having been to Italy many times before our cruise this past July, I will tell you if you are NOT doing an excursion and want to "blend" with locals, wear skirts. Italian women do not wear shorts or capris, especially in the summer.
If you are on an excursion, by all means, wear the shorts or capris.
Why? If you're going to dress to blend, why not blend with the locals rather than poorly dressed tourists?
To the OP....
Make sure you have a lightweight shawl with you if you're wearing a tank top, so you can cover your shoulders to visit churches. Many churches, especially in Italy, require that shoulders and knee's be covered.
Dress like you're going to large cities filled with well dressed people because you will be going to large cities filled with well dressed people! Comfortable and chic are not exclusive of one another.
If you like skirts, a casual skirt w/ a "nice" tee is a good choice and as cool as shorts. Or if you prefer pants, linen is a great fabric for europe - casual cool and elegant. Wear comfortable sandals or flats and you're good to go!
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