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Sunset Italy

Sunrise and sunset in Italy

Sunrise today: 5:41 h
Sunset today: 20:31 h
(Times for Rome)

The times of sunrise and sunset in Italy are influenced by the country's moderate northern position in the hemisphere. Not as extreme as in the United States, but still noticeable. The days in summer are long and in winter short. With up to approximately 15:20 hours the longest days are in June. On the other hand the longest dark nights happen in winter (in the southern hemisphere it is the other way around). In December a night in Rome last almost 15 hours.

In these days the sun in Rome rises at 5:41. The sunset on the other hand is currently late at 20:31 in the evening.


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Average length of day in Rome

Average length of day in Rome
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Italy

Sunset ItalyThe cities are ordered by their geographic position from east to west, so in an approximate direction of the sun course. Since the orbit of the sun is elliptical, sunrise or sunset never happen on a whole longitude at the same time. All data given for May 22nd., localtime in Italy

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Taranto05:27 am08:08 pm14:41 h
Bari05:26 am08:11 pm14:45 h
Messina05:40 am08:08 pm14:29 h
Catania05:43 am08:08 pm14:25 h
Napoli05:37 am08:21 pm14:44 h
Trieste05:24 am08:38 pm15:14 h
Palermo05:49 am08:17 pm14:29 h
Rome05:41 am08:31 pm14:50 h
Padova05:33 am08:45 pm15:12 h
Bologna05:38 am08:44 pm15:06 h
Florence05:41 am08:42 pm15:01 h
Prato05:41 am08:43 pm15:02 h
Verona05:36 am08:48 pm15:12 h
Modena05:39 am08:46 pm15:07 h
Reggio nell'Emilia05:40 am08:47 pm15:07 h
Parma05:41 am08:49 pm15:08 h
Brescia05:39 am08:52 pm15:13 h
Milano05:43 am08:56 pm15:13 h
Genoa05:48 am08:53 pm15:06 h
Turin05:51 am09:00 pm15:10 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Rome)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January07:33 am05:05 pm9:32 h
February07:04 am05:43 pm10:40 h
March06:20 am06:17 pm11:57 h
April06:28 am07:51 pm13:24 h
May05:48 am08:24 pm14:36 h
June05:32 am08:48 pm15:16 h
July05:46 am08:45 pm14:59 h
August06:16 am08:12 pm13:56 h
September06:48 am07:21 pm12:33 h
October07:20 am06:30 pm11:10 h
November06:58 am04:51 pm9:53 h
December07:28 am04:41 pm9:12 h

Where does the sun rise in Italy?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Italy is Otranto in the region of Apulien. There, the sun rises at 5:23 am and sets at 8:02 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Susa (Piedmont) at 9:03 pm.


Duration of the sunset

The distance from the equator and the path of the sun determines not only the time of sunrise and sunset. The farther a country is from the equator, the more oblique the sun's path is to the horizon. And this causes a different duration that a sunset takes. Rome lies on the 42nd degree of northern latitude and is therefore quite far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator only lasts about 20 minutes, in Italy this period averages 33 minutes. In June, it's about 34 minutes in Rome, while in December it's 32 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)04:57 am09:08 pm16:10 h
New York (USA)05:31 am08:13 pm14:41 h
Sydney (Australia)06:43 am04:59 pm10:16 h
Manila (Philippines)05:25 am06:19 pm12:54 h
Moscow (Russia)04:03 am08:48 pm16:45 h
Shanghai (China)04:53 am06:48 pm13:55 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:22 am10:11 pm17:49 h

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