Rimini is the latest city to express its interest in hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Italy.
The coastal city of Rimini is the latest city to express an interest in hosting the 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest next year. Speaking to San Marino RTV, Mayor Andrea Gnassi commented:
the Rimini Fiera has shown in the past that it can organise concerts with at least 10 thousand people and is served by trains and shuttles, there is a huge accommodation and service capacity: all this, and more, makes our area one of those potentially capable of hosting Eurovision 2022, like few others in Italy.
Rimini is home to over 150,000 people and has been suggested as the most likely city to host the Eurovision Song Contest should San Marino ever win the contest in the future.
Rai will hold a bidding process to determine which city will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, details will be revealed in due time. The following cities have already seen local politicians express an interest:
Måneskin and their entry “Zitti E Buoni” won the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. Måneskin is a rock band from Rome, consisting of members Damiano David (lead vocals), Victoria De Angelis (bass), Thomas Raggi (guitar), and Ethan Torchio (drums).
Image Source: Expedia | Source: San Marino RTV
Italy debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and has participated a total of 42 times to date. Italy returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 having last participated in the contest in 1997, the country has withdrawn from the contest on a number of occasions in the past. Italy has won the contest three times, the first time being in 1964 and the latest being in 2021. Italy’s hosting of the contest in 1991 has been remembered as one of the most chaotic contests to date. Since their return in 2011 Italy has finished in the top 10 on eight occasions.