|Offset||Time Zone Abbreviation & Name||Example City||Current Time|
|UTC +1||CET||Central European Time||Rome||Sat, 4:50:46 pm|
|Offset||Time Zone Abbreviation & Name||Commences|
|UTC +2||CEST||Central European Summer Time||Mar 31, 2019|
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.
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.