Current time in Italy


1:02 p.m.
March 25, 2023

Local time in Italy

The time in Italy is 1 hour ahead of UTC and the same as in Amsterdam. The current timezone in Italy is Central European Time (CET). Italy is currently observing Standard Time (DST) also known as winter time. Daylight Saving Time in Italy starts at March 26, 2023.

Details for the time in Italy

Current time
1:02 p.m.
Time zone Central European Time (CET)
DST: Central European Summer Time (CEST)
IANA time zone Europe/Rome
Your time difference same time as Amsterdam
UTC time difference UTC+1
1 hour 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.

Last DST ended at Oct. 30, 2022
Sets the clock back 1 hour
Next DST starts at March 26, 2023
Sets the clock forward 1 hour
DST is ending at Oct. 29, 2023
Sets the clock back 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