๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น 17 Italian cities announced as candidates to host Eurovision 2022

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น 17 Italian cities announced as candidates to host Eurovision 2022

The EBU have announced today that 17 cities and regions have expressed an interest in hosting Eurovision 2022, 31 years after the last Italian contest was hosted in Rome.

The cities and regions include:

  • Acireale (Catania)
  • Alessandria
  • Bertinoro di Romagna (Forlรฌ โ€“ Cesena)
  • Bologna
  • Florence
  • Genoa
  • Jesolo (Venice)
  • Matera
  • Milan
  • Palazzolo Acreide (Syracuse)
  • Pesaro
  • Rimini
  • Rome
  • Sanremo (Imperia)
  • Turin
  • Trieste
  • Viterbo

Hosting Requirements

The host city will have to meet the stringent requirements set by the EBU and RAI, the Italian host broadcaster.

The host city must have:

  • an international airport within 90 minutes from the city.
  • over 2,000 hotel rooms or other accomodation in the area.
  • a large-scale venue capable of hosting an international event.

The potential venue must also:

  • be indoors with air-conditioning
  • have a capacity of at least 8,000-10,000 during the event (accounting the space that the stage, tech, green room, etc. will need).
  • have easy access to the main hall to accommodate additional production needs.
  • contain space for areas such as the press centre, dressing rooms, hospitality, staff facilities, etc.
  • be exclusively available for nine weeks (six weeks for set-up, two weeks for the shows, and one week for take-down).

What’s next?

On Wednesday 14th July 2021, each city will receive a big book from RAI. They will have until 4th August 2021 to make their case as to how they can meet the requirements set out above.

Which city would you like to see host Eurovision 2022? Let us know in the comments or on social media. Be sure to follow โ€˜THAT Eurovision Siteโ€™ on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

News source: EBU

Photo source: Carosello Records

4 thoughts on “๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น 17 Italian cities announced as candidates to host Eurovision 2022

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: