Most of Italy has a Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters. In the north it is colder than in the south. The climate there is somewhat comparable to that in Belgium and the Netherlands, but with colder winters and warmer summers. In the Alps and the Apennines there is a polar or high mountain climate and there is often snow. In Sicily it is even warmer and there is less precipitation. There is no malaria in Italy.
Vaccinations Italy: common risks
Vaccinations can make you and your child or baby resistant to various diseases that occur in Italy. View the list below with the most important health risks and the most common diseases in Italy and read which specific vaccinations Italy requires of you.