Flag for Italy Time Change 2018 in Italy

Next change:
Oct
28
1 hour Back

Oct 28, 2018, 3:00 am

Country: Italy

Long Name: Italian Republic

Abbreviations: IT, ITA

Capital: Rome

Time Zones: 1

Dial Code: +39

Mar 25

Forward 1 hour

Mar 25, 2018 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Mar 25, 2018 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 25, 2018

Oct 28

Back 1 hour

Oct 28, 2018 - Daylight Saving Time Ends

When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, October 28, 2018, 3:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 28, 2018, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Oct 28, 2018 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Other years: 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

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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