Turin residents at Olympic stadium reacted to Friday's opening ceremony for the Winter Games:

``This ceremony shows that Italy has changed, it has become more modern and open to world.''

_ Livia Nasi, high school student.

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``It's very exciting and really represents Italy well, even the disco revival. We always have those at parties.''

_ Turin resident Chiara Giannetto.

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``Hopefully after such a show Turin will no longer be seen as a drab city, where you only go to sleep early and go to work in the morning. We also know how to have fun.''

_ Domenica Devietti Goggia, entrepreneur.

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``Che bello! This ceremony really gives me a sense of freedom and a feeling of unity with all these people from all over the world.''

_ Elisabetta Greco, factory worker.