Forward 1 hour
When local standard time is about to reach
Sunday, March 31, 2019, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 31, 2019, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 31, 2019 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.
Back 1 hour
When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, October 27, 2019, 3:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 27, 2019, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Oct 27, 2019 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.
Note that the above information is preliminary: There is ongoing discussion about DST or time zone. The date might be updated or changed once we have reliable information.
Italy's DST period starts on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October, together with most other European countries.
After Italy had abolished DST in 1921, the dictator Benito Mussolini revived the measure in 1940, when the country observed all-year DST until November 2, 1942. From 1943 to 1948, the DST schedule was back on track, starting around March or April and ending either in September or October, depending on the year. There was no DST in Italy from 1948 to 1966, when it was reintroduced.
In 1996, Italy adopted the EU’s DST schedule, which the country still follows today.