Gubbio: world's largest Christmas tree in Italy

Gubbio lights up a mountain-side Christmas tree each year.

The 'world's largest Christmas tree' is lit up each year on the slopes of Monte Ingino, overlooking the mediaeval town of Gubbio in the Umbrian region of central Italy.

Each year the town illuminates its magical Christmas tree with more than 700 lights in an annual lighting ceremony which dates back to 1981.

The tree measures over 750m in height: its 'roots' stretch from near the city's ancient walls while its star reaches the basilica of the town's patron saint, S. Ubaldo, at the peak of the mountain.

Each year the town's residents, donors and visitors to the tree raise money for charity; this year funds will go to the international humanitarian organisation Save the Children.

The Christmas tree will remain lit from dusk to late at night, until January 2020. For more information, including how to "adopt a light" for charity, see the tree's website.

Photo by andrea_.alberti

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Address 06024 Gubbio, Province of Perugia, Italy

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Gubbio: world's largest Christmas tree in Italy

06024 Gubbio, Province of Perugia, Italy

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