Since Måneskin’s momentous win for Italy at the Eurovision 2021 grand final in Rotterdam, various cities across Italy have expressed their interest in hosting Eurovision 2022. At the present time, a total of six cities are interested in bidding for hosting rights.
Milan was the first Italian city to express their interest in hosting next years show. Pier Francesco Maran, councillor for Urban Planning and Agriculture in Milan, shared a Facebook post after Måneskin’s win, declaring his desire for Milan to host the contest next year.
Matteo Lepore, councillor for Culture, Sport and ‘Civic Imagination’, has expressed his desire to bring Eurovision 2022 to Bologna. He has mentioned that he intends to write to Italian broadcaster RAI as soon as possible regarding next years contest.
The Mayor of Pesaro, Matteo Ricci, would like to see Eurovision 2022 come to his city, which is very close to the country of San Marino. He has proposed the Vitrifrigo Arena, with a capacity of 10,300, as a potential host venue.
The Mayor of Turin has confirmed that they will be making a bid to host Eurovision 2022. Speaking on Facebook, the Mayor has said: “We are already working on the candidacy, pending the announcement.” This though is not the first time that Turin has expressed an interest in hosting Eurovision. RAI confirmed earlier this week that back in 2017, discussions were in place to host Eurovision 2018 in Turin, should Italy win the 2017 contest.
Italy’s capital city, Rome, has expressed their interest in hosting Eurovision 2022. The Mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi, has expressed her desire for the contest to come to Rome, stating on Twitter: “Rome is proud of its people. Next year Italy will host #EurovisionSongContest 2022. Rome is the perfect stage to relaunch the challenge.” Rome has previously hosted Eurovision 1991, following on from Tuto Cutugno’s win in 1990 with “Insieme 1992”
Local media in Reggio Emilia, a city in Northern Italy, are discussing the possibility of hosting Eurovision 2022. The Mayor of Reggio Emilia, Luca Vecchi, has expressed his support for his city to put in a bid to host. On Reggio Online, the city council has stated: “Other councillors and I will present an official document in the Sala del Tricolore asking the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, the candidacy must be presented by the local public body, to apply to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.”
Italian broadcaster RAI will hold a bidding process to determine the host city for The Eurovision Song Contest 2022. The final decision will most likely not be expected until late summer or early autumn.
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