Published: 29/11/2019 By The Abode TeamDid you know that the largest Christmas tree in the world is in Italy? To be fair it isn't a real tree with needles, cones, a trunk and a fragrant aroma, it's the classic outline of a stylised tree 'drawn' in twinkly lights on the slope of Monte Ignoto overlooking the ancient Umbrian town of Gubbio.
Every year since 1981 the town has illuminated this 750 metre high tree with a special ceremony. The base of the 'trunk' is near the ancient city walls with the star located on the basilica of the town's patron saint, Sant Ubaldo, which is at the peak of the mountain.
It's not just pretty to look at either, every year the funds raised by donations go to charity with this year's worthy cause is the international humanitarian organisation Save the Children.
The Christmas tree will remain lit from dusk until late at night, until January 2020.
For more information, including how to "adopt a light" for charity, please go to http://www.alberodigubbio.com