Flag for Italy Time Change 2013 in Italy

Next change:
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29
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Oct 29, 2017, 3:00 am

Country: Italy

Long Name: Italian Republic

Abbreviations: IT, ITA

Capital: Rome

Time Zones: 1

Dial Code: +39

Mar 31

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.

Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

More info:
March 31, 2013: Europe Starts Daylight Saving Time

Oct 27

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.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

More info:
Europe sets clocks back as DST ends on Sunday, October 27, 2013

Other years: 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017

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

In April 1916, Germany became the 1st country to observe Daylight Saving Time (DST). Just months after that, Italy followed suit. The country's 1st 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.

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