It is on the Christmas tree in St. Peter's Square
It is on the Christmas tree in St. Peter's Square. The spruce and 'high 26 m,comes from a valley in South Tyrol, and is ideally delivered to the Pope by a local delegation of about 300 people, received at the Vatican.
E’ was cut in a wood 1500 meters above sea level on an estate near Lüsen, Municipality 1500 inhabitants in the Province of Bolzano. Now the Christmas tree, weighing 5 t, faces the Vatican basilica. The Pope also thanked those present for having brought to Rome, ”traditional costumes, Christmas music and local cuisine” of loroterra. For the decoration, straw stars, made by the women of Bressanone.
every year,l'Albero is given to the Pope ,from a different mountain region of Europe. Garlands and colored lamps adorn the branches of the tree after sunset lights up the Square, the Basilica and the Apostolic Palace. On the top of the big fir tree shining bright star, symbol of the Christmas message of peace.