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Opening Ceremony 2022
Galleria Grande of the Reggia, Venaria Reale, Turin
Photo: EBU / Rob Holley

Eurovision Opening Ceremony & Turquoise Carpet: Live from Venaria Reale!

The Venaria Reale, one of the symbols of Turin's rich royal history, will welcome the 40 acts taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with a 200-metre-long 'Turquoise Carpet'. You can watch live on the official Eurovision YouTube channel from 16:00 CEST.

📺 Watch: 2022 Eurovision Opening Ceremony Turquoise Carpet Live Stream

Built in 1675, the Venaria Reale, known for its gorgeous architecture and sumptuous gardens, was one of the residences of the Royal House of Savoy. It was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997.

Following the parade, artists and their accompanying delegations will be brought inside to the majestic Galleria Grande of the Reggia, where they will be welcomed by the Mayor of Turin Stefano Lorusso, by the Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor Martin Österdahl, and by Executive Producers Simona Martorelli and Claudio Fasulo.

Venaria Reale, site of the 2022 Opening CeremonyDario Fusaro

The event will be hosted by Gabriele Corsi, Mario Acampa and Carolina Di Domenico.

Be sure to tune in this Sunday, May 8 starting at 16:00 CEST, live on the official Eurovision Song Contest Youtube channel.

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