Netflix sponsors Rome's Christmas tree

Rome taking no chances after last year's "Spelacchio" Christmas tree fiasco.

American media-services provider Netflix is sponsoring Rome's Christmas tree whose lights will be switched on in Piazza Venezia on 8 December.
The 20-metre high Italian fir will be decorated with 60,000 LED lights and 500 baubles, at a total cost to Netflix of €376,000.
Last year Rome's Christmas tree was ridiculed in the national and international press for its "manginess", earning it the derogatory nickname Spelacchio.

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