Oct 29, 2023, 3:00 am
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Forward 1 hour
Jun 4, 1916 - Daylight Saving Time Started
When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, June 4, 1916, 12:00:00 midnight clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, June 4, 1916, 1:00:00 am local daylight time instead.
Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Jun 4, 1916 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.
Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.
Back 1 hour
Oct 1, 1916 - Daylight Saving Time Ended
When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 1, 1916, 12:00:00 midnight clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Saturday, September 30, 1916, 11:00:00 pm local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 1, 1916 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.
Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.
When Does DST Start and End in Italy?
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.
One of the First Countries to Use DST
In April 1916, Germany became the first country to observe Daylight Saving Time (DST). Just months after that, Italy followed suit. The country's first DST period began on June 4 of the same year.
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.
Daylight Saving Time History in Italy
- Italy first observed Daylight Saving Time in 1916.
- Italy has observed DST for 72 years between 1916 and 2023.
- Previous time with no Daylight Saving Time was 1965.
- See Worldwide DST Statistics