Christmas trees on sale at select garden centres and florists in Rome.
Christmas trees in Rome is a hot topic during this particular festive season in the Eternal City, with all eyes on the Netflix Christmas tree as it takes shape in Piazza Venezia ahead of its illumination ceremony.
For those who want 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.
Eurogarden, on Viale Baccelli 85 in the Caracalla area, has a range of trees, costing from €50 up to €140, some of which come with a 20 per cent discount. There is a delivery service available with prices varying depending on the area of the city in which you live.
Natural Green, on Via di Villa Betania 7 in the Villa Pamphilj area, also 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.