Christmas is coming……

Take one Umbrian hillside, 12 kilometers of electric cable, 730 electric lightbulbs, a large quantity of scaffold poles, some photovoltaic panels and a great deal of hard work and determination and scatter the above items over the slope of Monte Ingenio above the beautiful medieval city of Gubbio and you have, since 1980 the WORLD’S LARGEST CHRISTMAS TREE.

In today’s world you need a celebrity to perform the switch on.  Who to ask?  Get the biggest and most appropriate celebrity..  This year the big switch on happens tomorrow night, and is to be performed by his holiness Pope Benedict.  We at Bellaugello Gay Guest House will be driving the short distance to Gubbio to witness the spectacle, and yes it is spectacular, the dark hillside suddenly lit from the city walls to the summit of the hill, and then a grand firework display, a sparkling herald to Christmas…