What Time Is It In Italy


Italy is home to a lot of beautiful and famous tourist destinations which attract a lot of tourists from different parts of the world. The country includes the Italian Peninsula, Sicily, Sardinia, and many other smaller islands. Those places are known for their beautiful architecture and ancient history.

Italy:
Italy is a country in Southern Europe. It is the boot-shaped peninsula protruding into the Mediterranean Sea and surrounded by the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Seas. Italy has a mostly mountainous interior and is highly mountainous in the north, with the Alps, Apennines, and the Dolomites. The climate is mostly temperate but varies locally with elevation, from cool Alpine conditions on the northern border to hot summers on the Adriatic coast.

Geography:
Italy has a total area of about 301,230 square miles (780,000 square km), making it slightly larger than twice the size of Montana. It is bordered by France on its west, by Savoy in the northwest, by Switzerland in the north, by Austria on its northeast, by Slovenia on its east, and by the Adriatic Sea on its east and south. The island of Sicily lies off the southern tip of Italy; Sardinia lies off its west coast. The country’s capital is Rome.

Population:
Italy is one of the top destinations for immigrants in the world.   Italy has a population density of 201 people per square kilometer (520 per square mile). There are a few reasons why Italy is more densely populated than other European countries. Throughout history, Italy has seen the arrival of many immigrants. There have been periods of immigration in Italy that have changed the face of the country and transformed its culture.

Clock Time:
Italy uses Central European Time (CET) - UTC +01:00. It is 7 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). When you visit Italy, you should know that the time difference between Rome and the United States is 5 hours. Therefore when it's midnight in Rom, it's 7:00 pm in Los Angeles, 10:00 pm in Chicago, 11:00 pm in Denver, 1:00 am in New York, 3:00 am in Atlanta, 4:00 am in Boston and 5:00 am in Washington DC. Italian Banks will be closed on Thursday, December 26th, and Friday, December 27th, 2018 for Christmas Holidays.

WINTERS: In winter from the last Sunday in October to the last Sunday in March, Central European Time is observed. During this period, Daylight Saving Time (DST) is not observed.

SUMMERS: In summer from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October, Central European Summer Time (CEST) is observed. During this period, Daylight Saving Time (DST) is not observed.

Time Zone:

1)     Standard time zones, also called UT (for Universal Time), are based on the mean solar time at a meridian running through Greenwich, England. These zones advance one hour during each period of 24 consecutive hours.

2)     Daylight Saving Time (DST) is a practice used in some countries in order to increase daylight hours during summer while having standard time in winter. The clock is moved forward one hour near the start of spring and is set back again in the fall.


The purpose of DST is to provide more daylight hours during the evening, thereby reducing the need for artificial lighting and electrical power for lighting during the day. DST may also be used to take advantage of the beneficial effects of sunlight (e.g., warmer temperatures and less use for heating). DST is generally done by shifting local time by an entire hour.

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