It seems that the organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 are having a hard time ‘Making Their Minds Up‘! (Sorry, it was 80s week here, I just had to!) Ah hem … After initially choosing Piazza Castello back in January, reports emerged this week that the Eurovision Village (affectionately known as Eurovillage) was going to be spread out across Turin in multiple locations, similar to what the city did for the 2006 Winter Olimpics.
According to Italian media outlets Mole24 and CronacaQui, it now appears that the city of Tuin has decided to place the Eurovillage in the vast 421,000m² Parco del Valentino, approximately 4 kilometres from the PalaAlpitour which will host the Contest (see map below). This park was chosen specifically for its large size, and the ability to set up various areas within the park, instead of having everything located in one area.
The exact plans for the Eurovillage are still a secret. Turin’s councilor for Culture Rosanna Purchia boasts that the park has the ability to host 10,000 fans “in total safety”, if Covid-19 protols allow in May. Based on the evolution of the pandemic in the coming months, the details of the various projects for the Eurovillage will be finalized. This has lead organizers to create “Plan A” and “Plan B” so they can create the best experience possible, but still respect health guidelines.
No matter what plan they will use, organizers have promised several additional events, including musical entertainment and even theatrical performances. There will also be two areas with huge screens to allow all fans to experience the Eurovision Song Contest live – one near the Valentino Castle, and another in the greenery of the park itself.
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