However we haven't seen Italy on the Eurovision Song Contest for the past years, they keep holding their own song contest: San Remo.
The San Remo festival, which had its first edition in 1951, was the inspiration of the Eurovision creators.
It is said that Italy left the Eurovision Song Contest because they already have the San Remo festival.
It'll be hold between March 5 and March 9. More information at the offical San Remo website.