The Florentine Vending Machine That Will Cover You Up For Church
It may not be much of an issue in winter, but in summer, in Italy, if you’re doing cultural stuff, you need to watch how you dress.
You probably already know that most Italian churches demand that shoulders and knees should be covered when you enter, and you also probably know that most of the major churches will vehemently enforce that.
But what we didn’t know until this week was that there’s an alternative to buying an overpriced shawl from an entrepreneur standing near the dooror, at least, there is in Florence.
We spied this vending machine on the way into Santa Croce. Sadly, it didn’t have water in it, which we were after. Instead, it contained this genius coverup. Even better, it cost only 50 Eurocents (about $0.75).
We also saw them by the museum at Santa Maria Novella. And though they’re like a plastic poncho, and therefore not very sexy, we do at least like the drawstring waist. If you’re going to have to wear a sack, let’s at least make it a figure-hugging one.