Pic: 750 metres tall and more than 1,000 lights; here's the world's biggest Christmas 'tree' 8 years ago

Pic: 750 metres tall and more than 1,000 lights; here's the world's biggest Christmas 'tree'

A medieval town in Italy is basking in the glory today as having reportedly the world’s biggest Christmas tree.

The picturesque Gubbio, a town in the Umbria region in northern Italy, turned on its Christmas tree lights last night, not that this was your normal run-of-the-mill tree. This one was made up of some 1,000 multi-coloured lights arranged across a hillside above Gubbio and stretches to a height of 750 metres and a maximum width of 450 metres.

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Hundreds of onlookers last night, many of them delighted children, watched as a priest used a tablet computer to switch on the dazzling display on a hill above the town.

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The shooting star at the top of the hill is made up of 250 lights and covers an area of more than 1,000 square metres.

Just what we need to see to make our own tree seem ever so slightly inadequate.

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