How to Dress for Summer Court in Sicily

14 Jul

Well, perhaps this isn’t necessarily how to dress, but rather how not to dress.

This gem comes to us this morning from my ex-husband, a lawyer, who had some business this weekend in Sicily.

Posted on the courtroom door of the Tribunale di Marsala:



Oh, Lord. Italy, some days you just make me happy for how silly you are. And, the ubiquity of printed signs from Word will forever remain the hallmark of public offices in Italy. See also: this, which has a delightful plethora of exclamation points to give it that extra stamp of authority.

And don’t try to get away with bikinis in the Marsala court, either. I bet they’d put a Word document up for that too.





4 Responses to “How to Dress for Summer Court in Sicily”

  1. Cathygv July 14, 2014 at 6:10 pm #

    I don’t understand…why is asking people to dress appropriately for court silly??? (3 question marks ;).

  2. Diana July 14, 2014 at 6:27 pm #

    Fabulous! Love this! šŸ™‚

  3. Shelley Ruelle July 17, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    It’s not silly that they’re asking people to dress appropriately for court. It’s SILLY that THEY HAVE TO PUT A SIGN to tell people to do so! The humor is in the fact that apparently enough people came to court wearing Bermuda shorts and flip flops that the courthouse admin felt it necessary to go to the trouble of making a SIGN to tell people not to. There is all KINDS of humor in that. The image of someone showing up in Bermuda shorts and flip flops, reading the sign, and having to turn around and go back home to change? God bless.

  4. Angie van Kemenade November 9, 2014 at 6:20 pm #

    Oh, it’s but normal to dress appropriately when going inside a courtroom. However there are still people who think wearing something like they are going to the beach party is still ok when attending a court hearing. Italy never fails to make me laugh.

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