Italy lights up the world's largest Christmas tree

Nov 24, 2020 188

Each year people 'adopt' a light from the world-famous Christmas tree display in central Italy. The 'world's largest Christmas tree' is lit up each year on the slopes of Monte Ingino, overlooking the mediaeval town of Gubbio in Italy's central Umbria region.

To mark the festive season, the town illuminates its magical Christmas tree with more than 700 lights in an annual lighting ceremony dating back to 1981. Topped with a giant star, the tree measures 750m in height. There are 8.5 km worth of cables powering the lights of the enormous tree display which entered the Guinness Book of Records in 1991.

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