Observations and reflections about my life in Rome, including the excursions that take me beyond the walls...
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Getting a Christmas Tree in Rome
Most Italians have artificial trees. It seems that their trees come out of the boxes on December 8th and stay up throughout the Christmas season. This past Saturday, Vincenzo and I went to IKEA and got a tree for our apartment. (Vincenzo has not had a green Christmas tree in the apartment before.) For €9.99 we were able to select any tree from the lot. It's a living tree with a root ball wrapped in burlap, and after Christmas we can return it to IKEA to be planted in a forest.