Current time in Italy


4:36 p.m.
July 13, 2024

Local time in Italy

The time in Italy is 2 hours ahead of UTC and 6 hours ahead of Ashburn. The current timezone in Italy is Central European Summer Time (CEST). Italy is currently observing Daylight Saving Time (DST) also known as summer time. Daylight Saving Time in Italy ends at Oct. 26, 2024.

Details for the time in Italy

Current time
4:36 p.m.
Time zone Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Standard timezone: Central European Time (CET)
IANA time zone Europe/Rome
Your time difference 6 hours ahead of Ashburn
UTC time difference UTC+2
2 hours ahead of UTC

Italy Daylight Saving Time (DST)

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

DST started at March 30, 2024
Sets the clock forward 1 hour
DST is ending at Oct. 26, 2024
Sets the clock back 1 hour
Next DST starts at March 29, 2025
Sets the clock 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.

Time in Italy