Gubbio – L’Albero di Natale

The mist and light drizzle gave a Wagnerian feel to the switching on of the World’s Largest Chriatmas Tree, here in Gubbio last night.  The town was packed as crowds poured in to witness the annual spectacle.  Fireworks exploded into the Turneresque sky, way up in the campanille of the Palazzo dei Consoli a brave band of men tolled the great bell which heralded the switch on, all to tremendous applause.  As the mist cleared and the spectacle of the tree slowly came into view

fireworks herald the switch on of the xmas treePalazzo dei consoli lit by the treeThe Christmas Tree towers above the Piazza Grande in GubbioThe bell being rung by foot at the switching on of the Xmas TreeGubbio dwarfed by its Christmas TreeThe Tree

The tree remains lit until the middle of January, and Bellaugello gay and hetereofriendly guest house still has a few vacancies during that period, Ryanair a few seats from Stanstead to Perugia, so why not come out and see the tree for yourselves..