Forward 1 hour
Mar 31, 2013 - Daylight Saving Time Started
When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, March 31, 2013, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 31, 2013, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead
Sunrise and sunset was about 1 hour later on Mar 31, 2013 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.
Back 1 hour
Oct 27, 2013 - Daylight Saving Time Ended
When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead
Sunrise and sunset was about 1 hour earlier on Oct 27, 2013 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.
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 1st Countries to Use DST
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.