- 20 Feb 2006
- IOC News
White Night in Turin
Over 600,000 people joined in the “White Night” celebrations in downtown Turin on Saturday evening. The “Torinesi” came out in force to mix and mingle with their international guests for the all-night party.
From the Medals Plaza in the Piazza Castello, across to the Piazza San Carlo and all down the via Roma in the centre of the Olympic city, young and old took advantage of the events and activities, many free of charge, that the city had to offer.
Paolo Conte on giant screens
Baptised the “Olympic Night”, concerts, dancing, art and more were part of the cultural and artistic programme. Renowned Italian singer Paolo Conte sang and played the piano live following the medals ceremony in the Medals Plaza, which was shown on giant screens in various other locations in the city for everyone to enjoy.
Tango, tightrope walking and wine tasting
Most of the cities’ museums were also open to the public as were private art galleries and other historic sites. The Teatro Juvarra offered tango dancing from 21:00 until dawn whilst, at the Quadrilatero Romano, music overseen by Ale Di Maggio DJ went on all night. Tightrope walking and wine tasting were also on offer.