Daylight Savings Time Ends this Weekend in Italy

Clock Tower in Courmayeur

Italy turns their clocks back one hour this weekend, and in the U.S. we do not adjust our clocks until next weekend. This is not that interesting unless you are making a phone call to Italy or traveling to or from Italy next weekend.

Clock Tower in Bologna

Likewise in the spring their dates do not coincide with ours. In the U.S. we will turn our clocks an hour ahead on March 10 and the Italians will wait two more weeks till March 30 to do so.

Clock Tower at Castelvecchio in Verona
Clock Tower in Murano

8 Responses

  1. imarancher

    Interesting. I thought this was a typically American habit. Sad to think the whole world is just as crazy. Farmers still use the sun or actually what we call first light, that glow before sunrise to start the chores. And animals know what time they are used to getting fed. You can feed them earlier but they still want their usual breakfast at their usual time. And feeding them an hour later because you sprung forward is cause for an uprising. Yes, it is true, when you are a farmer you can count on being home twice a day, every day, all the days of your life to feed and hay and water and whatever else those lawn ornaments require. Regardless of the correct time.

  2. Ruth Rainwater

    Love the pictures, as always! I live in Arizona where we don’t observe Daylight Savings Time at all. But since I have family in other time zones, it’s good to be reminded of when the time difference changes. 🙂

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