approriate footwear in churches?

I've been told that some cathedrals and churches in Italy frown on women wearing sandals into the church...is that true?

Posted by Linda
Shelby, North Caro, USA
206 posts

I have only worn sandals in all the churches that I have been in. No problems yet.

Posted by Zoe
Toledo, Ohio, US
4751 posts

Since many monastic orders wear sandals, especially in summer, you should be okay with just about anything.

Posted by Laura
Rick Steves' Europe
6455 posts

No, we've never encountered any footware rules.

Posted by Michael
Seattle, WA, USA
6313 posts

And I'm pretty sure the founder of that particular religion was partial to the same kind of footwear. :-)