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Italy: Vatican Attractions are Cash-Only For Now

Date: January 9th, 2013 | No Comments

The Italian central bank has shut down electronic payments in the Vatican city-state as of Jan. 1, creating even longer lines than usual as tourists count out Euros—if they have them—for museum tickets and souvenirs. During a routine inspection, officials found that the electronic payment service provider for the Vatican had never obtained proper authorization, [read more]

Vatican City: Guards Turn Back Immodest Dressers

Date: July 28th, 2010 | No Comments

Authorities have begun enforcing a dress code to enter Vatican City that previously applied only to St. Peter’s Basilica. The ban on “immodest clothing” now applies to shorts and “shoulder-revealing” tops. Locals, who are accustomed to treating Vatican City as just another neighborhood in Rome, were surprised by the crackdown, while tourists who were barred [read more]

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