The ‘world’s largest Christmas tree’ is lit up each year on the slopes of Monte Ingino, overlooking the medieval town of Gubbio in Italy’s central Umbria region.
Topped with a giant star, the tree measures 750m in height.
There is 8.5 km worth of cables powering the lights of the enormous tree display which entered the Guinness Book of Records in 1991.
The ‘roots’ of the tree stretch from near Gubbio’s ancient walls while its star reaches the basilica of the town’s patron saint, S. Ubaldo, at the peak of the mountain.
Each of the tree’s lights has been sponsored by locals who dedicate a light to their loved ones, with messages ranging from welcoming new-born babies to saluting dearly-missed grandparents looking down from heaven.