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Time Change 2019 in Italy

Next change:
Oct
27
1 hour Back

Oct 27, 2024, 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, 2019 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, March 31, 2019, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 31, 2019, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Mar 31, 2019 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

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

More info:
European Union Ready to Scrap DST
EU Committee Votes to Scrap DST
DST Starts in Europe Sunday, March 31, 2019
EU States Call to Postpone Abolishing DST

Oct 27

Back 1 hour

Oct 27, 2019 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 27, 2019, 3:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 27, 2019, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 27, 2019 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

More info:
European Union Ready to Scrap DST
End of DST in Europe 2019

Other years: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022 | 2024

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