Subject: Appropriate dress in churches
In addition to Italy, appropriate dress in Istanbul mosques is taken seriously. I had a group of high school students with me there once and one boy had worn longish shorts on that hot day in Istanbul. We had to rig a big headscarf borrowed from one of the chaperones to tie around him at waist level--making sort of a skirt -- which was not much longer than his shorts, but was approved by those in charge of the mosque, while the shorts were most definitely forbidden. To this day, he is teased by others who accompanied him on that trip about hisskirt. A fun memory for all, including him!

Cheers, Pat