ITALY – Following the announcement of Turin as Eurovision 2022 host city now brings a lot of backstage developments.
It was commonly known that RAI wanted Turin to host Eurovision Song Contest in case Italy wins since 2017 and here on oikotimes we were shouting about it.
Today LA STAMPA reports that the final decision was made by RAI between Turin and Bologna, with Turin been the final choice based on the venue and the regional production resources in the Piedmont region.
Someone cannot easily forget that immediately after their victory, RAI already hinted (as we all knew) Turin as Claudio Fasulo, Entertainment Director at RAI, makes it clear Turin is the city most likely to host in the event Italy wins.
“If Italy and Maneskin are going to win, Rai would gladly host the biggest musical event in the world. In 2017, we had meetings and talked about Turin as the best option for the host city. Today, we would need a new meeting to decide the host city to see if there are new possibilities.”
Claudio Fasulo, vice direttore di Rai 1, smentisce la solita leggenda sulla Rai che non vorrebbe organizzare l’#Eurovision.
In caso di vittoria dell’Italia, l’#Eurovision2022 si potrebbe organizzare a Torino, ma è solo un’ipotesi.#Eurovision2021 #ESCITA pic.twitter.com/T9lcVYkkze
— Cinguetterai (@Cinguetterai) May 21, 2021
Let’s also not forget that after Italy triumphed in Eurovision 2021, Turin’s mayor Chiara Appendino immediately pushed the button of hosting!
“We are already working on the candidacy, waiting for the announcement [of the application process].”
THE RACE FOR ACCOMMODATION
Another issue now emerges for fans. No, it’s not the tickets for the shows (yet) but the accommodation. Already 2,000 rooms have been booked for the delegations and the prices have risen already.
For those interested to follow the complete Eurovision dates, only eight structures in the city and in the immediate vicinity with such a long availability and which allow you to spend less than 200 euros per night: six hotels, a b & b and a hostel. Positions among the most varied: near Superga such as Corso Moncenisio, in the centre such as the Stupingi National Park, up to Moncalieri which is substantially attached to Turin, like Settimo Torinese.
The real “bang”, however, was made by those who are practising prices well above 200 euros per night: they range from structures for which 3,000 euros are needed to those in which, overall, it is possible to break through the quota of 10,000. There are 32 around Porta Nuova, with few excursions outside the narrow city area.
If you want to spend a single week in Turin, on the other hand, the costs soar and the facilities are reduced: there are just five in the city and in the immediate surroundings with availability in the price range of fewer than 200 euros. Above, however, 33 are indicated, with peaks exceeding 7,000 euros (which would be a thousand per night, in short).
The period in question basically follows what we have already seen, but the structures for more than 200 euros per night (in various cases the “more than 200 euros” is, again, reductive) become many more: officially Booking indicates 45, while there are six below this quota.
And if you want to stay only for the evening of the final, 22 structures are available for over 200 euros, with peaks around 1,000. On the other hand, those under 200 euros fall below ten, in Turin or just outside.
Then there is the alternative given by Airbnb, which allows you to find accommodation at competitive prices for short periods. Well, if you go and survey the entire first half of May, you discover that the availability in the urban area of Turin is there: almost 80 accommodations available with a single guest, which drop to just under 50 with 2, 22 with 3, 13 with 4, 5 with 5.
As for the dates from 8 to 15 May, however, there are 73 available for one person, 43 for two, 19 for three, 11 for four and 6 for five.
an oikotimes original text