Time Zone Currently Being Used in Italy
|Offset||Time Zone Abbreviation & Name||Example City||Current Time|
|UTC +1||CET||Central European Time||Rome||Sun, 1:02:46 am|
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Time Zone Not Currently Being Observed in Italy
|Offset||Time Zone Abbreviation & Name||Commences|
|UTC +2||CEST||Central European Summer Time||Mar 25, 2018|
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.
Time Zone News
- 9/21/2017 – DST in Europe Ends Oct 29
- 2/17/2017 – DST Starts in Europe Sunday, March 26, 2017
- 10/31/2016 – EU Politicians Speak Up to Remove DST
- 10/27/2016 – The European Union Debates DST
- 9/22/2016 – DST in Europe Ends Oct 30
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