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Time Zones in Italy

1:39:30 pm

Friday, September 29, 2023

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

Time Zone Currently Being Used in Italy

OffsetTime Zone Abbreviation & NameExample CityCurrent Time
UTC +2CESTCentral European Summer TimeRomeFri, 1:39:30 pm

How Many Time Zones Are There in Italy?

Italy has only one time zone. Central European Time (CET) is used as standard time, while Central European Summer Time (CEST) is observed when Daylight Saving Time (DST) is in force.

Time Zone Not Currently Being Observed in Italy

OffsetTime Zone Abbreviation & NameCommences
UTC +1CETCentral European TimeOct 29, 2023

The above time zone is used during other parts of the year. It will become active again after the next clock change as Daylight Saving Time begins or ends.

Time Zone History of Italy

In Italy, standard time was introduced in 1893. Until then, the country had been using solar mean time, based on Italy's longitude. It was 49 minutes and 56 seconds ahead of GMT, then the world's time standard.

In 1893, Italy advanced its clocks by 10 minutes and 4 seconds, so the local time was exactly 1 hour ahead of GMT. The country still uses this local time as standard time today.

Friday, September 29, 2023