ITALY – Following the announcement that Turin will host the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, something which only oikotimes revealed to you in late August already, there were many positive reactions from Turin politicians, authorities and organizations.
Now an interesting unity feeling is spread in Italy, although some would have preferred a catfight over the bidding process and win, is that Italian cities openly congratulate Turin for winning the hosting of the event on May 10-12-14, 2022.
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The mayor of Bologna, Matteo Lepore, entrusted the reaction to Twitter:
Congratulazioni a #Torino per l’assegnazione di #Eurovision2022 , un caloroso in bocca al lupo e auguri di buon lavoro. A tutto il gruppo che ha lavorato alla candidatura di #Bologna un enorme grazie, abbiamo fatto il massimo e sapremo far tesoro di questa importante esperienza.
— Matteo Lepore (@matteolepore) October 8, 2021
These are the words of Matteo Ricci, mayor of Pesaro, who entrusted them to his social profiles after having spent the last few weeks personally presenting the candidacy logo:
“Congratulations to the City of Turin that will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. We were competitive until the end, thanks to the Vitrifrigo Arena and thanks to Pesaro Città della Musica UNESCO we have achieved an excellent result, and it was a great honour to be among the 5 finalist cities. Good luck to all, from today Turin represents the whole country. Let’s make Eurovision a musical and cultural success for all of Italy.”
Daniele Vimini, deputy mayor of Pesaro, in addition to the compliments to Turin also attaches a nice post on Facebook that well represents the positive spirit with which the Marche city has faced the candidacy:
Rimini via Jamil Sadegholvaad stated
“Congratulations and good luck to the city of Turin, which will host the 2022 edition of Eurovision next year. For Rimini a good race and great satisfaction for having entered, together with Milan, Bologna and Pesaro, in the shortlist of the five cities that for beauty, organization and projects were at stake for the assignment of the headquarters. So congratulations to Turin which, with its particular logistics (it is the Rai headquarters), will certainly represent Italy in the most creative way at the music festival. For Rimini now, the race continues.”
Nicola Zingaretti, president of the Lazio Region, to Serena Bortone on Rai1 during “Today is another day”:
“Long live Turin and long live the Måneskin and they are Roman and I am happy because the Roman and Lazio groups and singers are showing vitality, obviously I am sorry that Eurovision does not take place in Rome but I do not want to make controversy.”
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