07 Dec Gubbio Christmas Tree
The biggest Christmas tree in the world!
The Christmas tree which every year in the evening on 7th December, Immaculate Conception eve, lights along the slopes of Monte Ingino , is really something special.
It is the biggest tree in the world, by now a real symbol of Gubbio.
It rises from the last stone houses of Gubbio up to the basilica of S. Ubaldo, the patron saint of the town, close to the place where, till 10 january, shines the star of Bethlehem which completes the tree.
Four hundred meters of light as the crow flies (1312 feet) to announce Christmas and to get Gubbio an authentic record.
This shining shape reproducing a fir(height:800 meters,2624 feet;width:400 meters ,1312 feet), appears rightly in the “Guinnes”; in fact the 1991 edition reports (page 128) that in Gubbio (Perugia) at Christmas people prepare a shining decoration in the shape of a Christmas tree made up of 500 lamps connected by 12000 meters of electric cables (40000 feet), which covers a mountainside of Monte Ingino from about 500 to 900 meters of altitude.
Because of its giant dimensions in 1991 he entered the Guinness Book of Records as biggest Christmas tree in the world.
The Tree will remain lit from sunset to late at night for the Christmas period until January 10 next.
thousands of people come to Gubbio during the Christmas period just to admire the Tree!
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