“The Nutcrucker” (“Lo Schiaccianoci”, in Italian) is back in Rome…
The biggest Christmas tree in the world is in Italy, and Pope Francis I turned its lights on just few days ago. Included every year in the Guinness World Records since 1991, the traditional Christmas tree on Mount Ingino, erecting behind the little town of Gubbio (in Umbria, about 200 km far from Rome), is made of 550 light spots (300 green, 250 colored), 8500 m electric cables, 650 m high, its comet being 1000 m² wide.
Pope Francis turned it on from His studio in the Vatican simply by clicking on the tablet connected to the electric circuit in Gubbio. Citizens of the region could be lively involved in the event thanks to the screen placed in the centre of Gubbio, through which the Pope sent Christmas wishes and blessings to them.
Gubbio and Rome are regularly connected by local trains which you can catch from Termini station: Hotel Des Artistes, few steps away from Termini, is the perfect base for your daily trips outside Rome!