It wasn’t long after Maneskin won Eurovision 2021 that speculation began as to which Italian city would welcome the whole of Europe in 2022. Close to a dozen cities have expressed interest, and this past week the northern Italian city of Turin became the first to officially announce their candidacy.
Turin As a Possible Host City
According to eurofestivalnews.com, the Turin city council uninamously approved two motions asking the city to apply to host the contest. A number of city officials, including mayor Chiara Appendino, applauded the proactive approach taken by the council.
The details of the bid are expected to be announced when Italian broadcaster RAI puts forth their selection criteria. This announcement also comes following the first in-person meeting of the Eurovision Reference Group.
Turin has a history of hosting large events, including the 2006 Winter Olympics and the 2010 World Figure Skating Championships. Possible venues include the Torino Palavela and Pala Alpitour, both with a 10,000+ capacity.
Other Cities That Could Host Eurovision 2022
Turin is, of course, one of many Italian cities that expressed a desire to host Eurovision 2022.
As of this writing, the following cities have put their names forth for consideration:
- Naples (Host of Eurovision 1965)
- Reggio Emilia
- Rome (Host of Eurovision (1991)
Of this list, Milan and Rome, along with Turin, are the most likely candidates. A Eurovision host city announcement is typically expected at the end of the summer.
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News Source: Eurofestival News / Donato Cafarelli
Photo Source: EBU / Andres Putting