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Sat, Feb 4, 2023

How to watch the Italian song contest Festival di Sanremo

In Italy, when you say “Il Festival”, it only means “Festival di Sanremo”, the most popular song contest in Italy. On the other hand, a lot of Italians have never heard of Eurovision.

It is a great opportunity to expose the kids to the Italian language and culture: whether you like it or not, Sanremo is iconic!

The show streams on RAI 1 from February 7th to February 11th from 12pm to 4:30pm Pacific Standard Time at:

Moreover, RAI posts additional content, like recordings of previous nights, at:

If you would like to quickly add all the events to your calendar, you can checkout the Italian school of San Diego Calendar.

Just for Sanremo the Italian television removes geographical restrictions, so you do not need a VPN.

You can watch it on a TV by installing the “Raiplay” app, opening a browser (for example Amazon Silk on Firestick), or by streaming it on your laptop and casting the tab to the TV.

Buon ascolto!

Consider that these links are generally disabled after a few weeks, so they will stop working at some point: