Gubbio

Gubbio is an ancient town in the northeastern part of Umbria in Italy. It dates back to the Bronze age and has been of significant value to Umbrians long before the rise of the Roman Empire. It remained important under the Romans which can be clearly seen in the 2nd largest remaining Roman theatre  in the world.

Dark grey stone, narrow streets and the dominant Gothic architecture gives the historical centre of Gubbio a very austere medieval appearance. Most houses in central Gubbio which were originally owned by wealthy merchants date back to the 14th and 15th centuries.

Gubbio also houses the largest Christmas tree anywhere on earth on Mount Ingino. Basically the entire mount is illuminated in the shape of a Christmas tree. The tree is also called the Gubbio Christmas Tree. In 1991 the Guinness Book of Records named it “The World’s Largest Christmas Tree”.

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