Eurovision 2022, Rome out of the candidate cities: “A matter of centimeters”

Eurovision 2022, Rome will not host the event due to lack of suitable spaces for the purpose. De Vito presents an extraordinary question to the Virginia Raggi council

Rome is not among the finalists to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, an international event that will return to Italy thanks to the victory of the Maneskin. In contention remain Milan, Turin, Bologna, Pesaro and Rimini. The capital was rejected as a location due to lack of adequate space and many accused the Virginia Raggi junta of having acted superficially. Marcello de Vito, president of the Capitoline Assembly, in this regard presented an immediate question to ask the mayor for explanations.

“It is absurd and unacceptable that the mayor Raggi and the Giunta have lost the Eurovision Song Contest because they could not find a suitable location in Rome. – commented the former M5S today in Forza Italia – It is not even conceivable that now the ‘event is hosted by another Italian city after our country had obtained the right to host it thanks to the Måneskin, a Roman group! (…) This is lack of will, lack of determination, lack of commitment, other than great events ! Yet another setback caused to our city by a literally inadequate council. Hoteliers and economic operators thank “.

Eurovision-Rome, Gualtieri: “Only one site presented and not suitable from the start”

Rome would have wanted to use the Palalottomatica to host Eurovision 2022 but in the same days it is occupied by Notre Dame de Paris. Roma Capitale thus proposed the structure of the New Fair in which, however, as confirmed with a post on Facebook by Veronica Tasciotti, councilor for Sport and Major Events, “the height of the ceiling – for a few meters, unfortunately – did not comply with the standard required “. Rome then leaves the games together with Sanremo, Acireale, Alessandria, Genoa and Palazzolo Acreide. For the conductors, however, they are the first names emerged and they are exponents of the show of great depth.

The criticisms of the current council on the management of the Eurovision 2022 issue also came from Roberto Gualteri, candidate for mayor for the center-left: “Another proof of the superficiality and inefficiency of the Raggi administration. They presented only one site to the EBU organizers ( European Union of Broadcasting): a pavilion of the Nuova Fiera di Roma that does not meet the required requirements, including the minimum height. A site therefore rejected from the start. (…). With the Mayor Raggi no space or facilities for young Roman artists and talents, no possibility for the Romans to host and experience a great international event. This city and its talents deserve more! “.

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