How to Travel to the Eurovision Song Contest This Year

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After Italy’s Maneskin won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021 with their song “ZITTI E BUONI”, 2022’s contest will be held in Turin, Italy from the 10th to the 14th of May. If you’re a fan of Eurovision and considering attending, here are some things to know before your trip.

There Are Actually 9 Shows to Go To

The Eurovision Song Contest consists of three shows: two semifinals and a final. However, each show is actually put on three times, with two rehearsals and one real thing. That means you have nine full opportunities to see Eurovision live, with some of them significantly more affordable than others.

Come Early

Many people use Eurovision as an excuse to travel and see a new city, and Turin is a great one to visit. So, if you can, it’s highly recommended to arrive in Turin early and get to know the city for a few days before the show. Must-sees while you’re there? Palazzo Reale, the Egyptian Museum, and the underground tunnels.

You Don’t Have to Have Tickets to the Show

It’s no secret that Eurovision tickets can get super pricy, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not worth traveling to Turin for the festivities if you can’t afford one. You can expect lots of events and viewing parties to happen even outside of the main shows, so there is plenty to do and great ways to meet fellow Eurovision fans even if you can’t get tickets to the contest itself.