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Time Change 2026 in Italy

Next change:
Oct
30
1 hour Back

Oct 30, 2022, 3:00 am

Country: Italy
Long Name: Italian Republic
Abbreviations: IT, ITA
Capital: Rome
Time Zones: 1
Dial Code: +39

Mar 29

Forward 1 hour

Mar 29, 2026 - Daylight Saving Time Starts

When local standard time is about to reach
Sunday, March 29, 2026, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 29, 2026, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 29, 2026 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.

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

Oct 25

Back 1 hour

Oct 25, 2026 - Daylight Saving Time Ends

When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, October 25, 2026, 3:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 25, 2026, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Oct 25, 2026 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Other years: 2023 | 2024 | 2025 | 2026 | 2027 | 2028 | 2029 | 2022

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