Italy's interior minister says body scanners will be installed in at least two airports.
Interior Minister Roberto Maroni and the head of the country's civil aviation authority, Vito Riggio, announced the decision at a press conference Thursday.
One scanner will be installed at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport, another at Milan's Malpensa hub and possibly a third in Venice within two to three months. Some 10 scanners are expected to be purchased.
The decision was taken following the Christmas Day attempt by a Nigerian man to blow up a Delta-owned Northwest Airlines flight.
Foreign Minister Franco Frattini has said privacy is a fundamental right for passengers. But he says "the right not to be blown up on an airplane is a more important right."