Christmas trees on sale at select garden centres and florists in Rome.
For Rome residents who wish to create a bit of Christmas magic in their own home, there are numerous outlets selling real trees around the capital, from "vivai" garden centres to florists, while the artificial variety can be picked up at many of the city's larger department stores such as Leroy Merlin and Coin.
Christmas trees are already on sale at garden centres so unless you wish to end up with your own miniature version of Spelacchio it is advisable not to leave it too late.
Most trees cost from €50 up to €140, or upwards if you are looking for a particularly large tree.
Natural Green, on Via di Villa Betania 7 in the Villa Pamphilj area, has a good selection, as does Garden 3 Fontane, on Via Laurentina 90 in the EUR district, while those living in the Trastevere and Marconi areas should check out the Fleur Garden points on Viale di Trastevere 193 and Viale Guglielmo Marconi 698 respectively.
The city's Ikea stores in Porta di Roma and Anagnina offer small trees for €15 as well as a range of artificial versions.
Many of the city's florists also offer smaller Christmas trees, Poinsettias, door wreaths and table decorations.
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