Flag for Italy Time Change 2016 in Italy

Next change:
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1 hour Forward

Mar 25, 2018, 2:00 am

Country: Italy

Long Name: Italian Republic

Abbreviations: IT, ITA

Capital: Rome

Time Zones: 1

Dial Code: +39

Mar 27

Forward 1 hour

Mar 27, 2016 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, March 27, 2016, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 27, 2016, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Mar 27, 2016 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

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

More info:
DST Starts in Europe Sunday, March 27, 2016

Oct 30

Back 1 hour

Oct 30, 2016 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 30, 2016, 3:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 30, 2016, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 30, 2016 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

More info:
The European Union Debates DST
DST in Europe Ends Oct 30

Other years: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019

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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