Trumpets will sound this Saturday in Gubbio on the Eve of the Immaculate Conception, as the world’s largest Christmas tree display once again comes to life. The attraction, which takes up an entire mountainside in the medieval Italian town, is 2,100 feet tall and more than 1,000 feet wide. The tree display shines throughout the holiday season, unti...

Every country has its own unique Christmas traditions, and Italy may not be the first European country you’d associate with winter cosiness. But the country goes all out for the holidays, and does Christmas bigger and, we think, better than anywhere else. If you’re a fan of all things festive, here’s why Italy is the place to be. Rome’s beleaguered...

Paolo Nespoli ha acceso dallo spazio l'albero di Natale più grande del mondo, dedicato quest'anno ad Agenzia Spaziale Europea (Esa) e Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Asi) per il loro impegno nella scienza e nella tecnologia. Dalla Stazione Spaziale, dove si trova dalla fine del luglio 2017, AstroPaolo ha inviato il segnale che ha acceso le centinaia di...

Gubbio is a fine small medieval town, situated in the region of Umbria, a region located in the center of Italy. It is in Gubbio that San Francis encountered and tamed the famous wolf. Positioned at a height of approximately 500 meters above sea level, Gubbio is located at the base of Mount Ingino, a mountain about 900 meters high.

All of Italy shared in the celebration of Jessup’s patron saint. An Italian film crew traveled across the Atlantic Ocean last week to document La Festa dei Ceri, a celebration of St. Ubaldo Baldassini, which happens in only two places on the planet — Gubbio, Italy, and Jessup. On Sunday, during the last event of the weekend-long festival, videograp...

Inside an unassuming Third Avenue chapel, local and cultural history abound under the banners of St. Ubaldo, St. Anthony and St. George. The statues of the three saints — which on Saturday will be hoisted high during Jessup’s annual Corsa dei Ceri race — occupy a rear shelf in the chapel amid a roomful of relics, ornaments and equipment that will b...

by Ishita Gaikwad A tiny Italian town is all set to spread Christmas cheer all through the Umbrian countryside. Hundreds of grown-ups and delighted children watched as a tablet computer switched on the dazzling display called the "The World's Biggest Christmas Tree" on a hill above the town of Gubbio.   The holiday display, which has been i...

  WTI Magazine #60    2015 May, 15Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   Every May 15 in Gubbio (Perugia, Umbria), keeps repeating the ritual of the "Corsa dei Ceri" (race of the candles), emotionally involving all citizens and the public of visitors in a show that is mystical and profane at the same time.The "Corsa dei Ceri" in Gubbio is o...

  WTI Magazine #74    2015 December 11Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   At the beginning of the holiday season, each year on the evening of December 7, the day before the Immaculate Conception, the Umbrian town of Gubbio proceed with the lighting of the biggest Christmas tree in the world. Laid down on the slopes of Mount Ingino, overl...

  WTI Magazine #30    2014 May, 15Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   Every May 15 in Gubbio (Perugia, Umbria), keeps repeating the ritual of the "Corsa dei Ceri" (race of the candles), emotionally involving all citizens and the public of visitors in a show that is mystical and profane at the same time.