Rome's 2019 Christmas tree is sponsored by Netflix.
Sponsored for the second year running by US media-services provider Netflix, the 22-m high fir tree will be decorated with 80,000 led lights and 1,000 red and gold baubles.
Spelacchio will be illuminated for 24 hours a day over the festive season, remaining in the city's central Piazza Venezia until 6 January 2020.
Children visiting the tree will also have the chance to meet Klaus and Jesper, the stars of the Netflix Christmas movie Klaus.
The Vatican's Christmas tree and Nativity scene will be illuminated in St Peter's Square at 16.30 on 5 December while Milan's Christmas tree - the subject of much derision in Rome - will be lit up in Piazza del Duomo on 6 December.
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Rome's Christmas tree to be lit up on 8 December
Piazza Venezia, 00186 Roma RM, Italy