Current time in Italy


11:37 a.m.
Jan. 17, 2021

Local time in Italy

The time in Italy is 1 hour ahead of UTC and 6 hours ahead of Ashburn. There is no daylightsaving in effect at the moment.

Details for the time in Italy

Current time
11:37 a.m.
Timezone Central European Time (CET)
Olson timezone name Europe/Rome
Time difference 6 hours ahead of Ashburn
  1 hour ahead of UTC

Italy Daylight Saving time (DST)

Italy uses Daylight Savings time. In the table below you can find out when DST begins and when DST ends in Italy.

DST Started 2020 March 29, 2020
Forward 1 hour
DST Ends 2121 Oct. 31, 2021
Backward 1 hour
Next DST Start 2121 March 28, 2021
Forward 1 hour


Italy uses Central European Time CET and Central European Summer Time CEST. CET is UTC +0100 and CEST is UCT +0200. Italy's latitude and longitude is 42° 50' N and 12° 50' E . Therefore a one hour offset between UTC and CET is very suitable for Italy. Its high latitude explains the use of daylight savings time in Italy.

Important cities in Italy

The current time in some important cities in Italy is shown below.