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Mosquitoes -Italy and France

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march2november · 23/12/2019 19:03

We are currently trying to plan a holiday for next summer with eurocamp. We were in Nice at one of the camps 2 years ago,)and I remember getting bitten by mosquitoes quite a few times over the 2 weeks as did one of my 4 children. (I am one of those people that mosquitoes just love)! But the amount of bites didnt stand out as ruining a holiday or putting me off going back there.
We would love to try eurocamp in Italy this year, and in particular near Venice as that is where the cheapest flights seem to be to from where we are in Northern Ireland. But reviews online seem to talk about how dreadful the mosquitoes are in all the sites around Venice. I am just wondering if anyone knows if they are particularly bad in Italy (Venice) compared to France.
Any recommendations of any mosquito free campsites very welcome!

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ContinuityError · 27/12/2019 05:42

No experience on the mozzies, but be aware that tick borne encephalitis is present in the area - you may want to look into vaccinations if you’re planning on camping or hiking in forested areas.

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ContinuityError · 27/12/2019 05:43

^^ in the Venice area.

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Booboostwo · 27/12/2019 06:36

Mosquitos need standing water so it makes sense that there would be a lot of them near Venice. You can get repellants (for your body and for the room) but if there are a lot of mosquitos it could be annoying.

West Nile virus has now been spread by mosquitos in the south of Europe.

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LauraPalmersBodybag · 27/12/2019 07:13

Venice is dreadful for mosquitoes

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march2november · 27/12/2019 13:52

Thanks all. Have booked flights to Verona instead so looking at camps in the lakes area instead.

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BabbleBee · 27/12/2019 13:55

Horse fly bites got me in South of France more than mozzies, they are so painful!

Mozzies are an issue wherever there is standing water, although last year we were near Jesolo and the beach was swamped with them, but they’re a problem in that area anyway.

I wouldn’t be surprised if the lakes aren’t much better tbh and would take plenty of repellant with me if I were you.

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LIZS · 29/12/2019 09:00

Lakes can also be bad for mossies though. I doubt you can avoid it , just take precautions with spray and plugins.

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