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Money doesn’t grow on trees – Rome’s €48,000 'mangy' Christmas tree experiment02:02

Money doesn’t grow on trees – Rome’s €48,000 'mangy' Christmas tree experiment

Italy, Rome
December 14, 2017 at 13:59 GMT -00:00 · Published

Rome’s municipal authorities spent an eye-watering €48,000 ($56,774) on a Christmas tree which has been compared to a toilet brush, in footage captured in central Rome on Thursday.

The Christmas tree is seen by some as a potent symbol of wasteful public spending in the Italian capital. An investigation revealed the final bill for transporting, erecting and dismantling the installation in Piazza Venezia is more than three times the costs of last year's tree.

Residents of Rome did not hold back when expressing their views about the installation in Piazza Venezia. One commented "it is the worst one I have ever seen", while another said, "I feel ashamed to come from Rome."

The word 'spelacchio,' meaning 'mangy' in Italian, has been trending on Twitter, as people throughout the country have been voicing their opinions.

Even if Rome was not built in a day, this tree looks like it was.

Las autoridades municipales de Roma gastaron nada más y nada menos que 48,000 € (56,774 $) en un árbol de Navidad que ha sido comparado con una escobilla para inodoro por su aspecto, que puede verse en este vídeo grabado en el centro de Roma el jueves.

El árbol de Navidad es visto por algunos como un potente símbolo del derroche en el gasto público en la capital italiana. Una investigación reveló que la factura final para transportar, erigir y desmontar la instalación en Piazza Venezia es más de tres veces el costo del árbol del año pasado.

Los residentes de Roma no se contuvieron cuando expresaron sus puntos de vista sobre la instalación. Uno comentó que "es el peor que he visto", mientras que otro dijo que "me da vergüenza venir de Roma”.

La palabra "spelacchio", que significa "sarnoso" en italiano, ha sido tendencia en Twitter, ya que personas en todo el país han estado expresando sus opiniones sobre el árbol.

Aunque Roma no se construyó en un día, este árbol parece que si lo haya sido

Money doesn’t grow on trees – Rome’s €48,000 'mangy' Christmas tree experiment02:02
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Rome’s municipal authorities spent an eye-watering €48,000 ($56,774) on a Christmas tree which has been compared to a toilet brush, in footage captured in central Rome on Thursday.

The Christmas tree is seen by some as a potent symbol of wasteful public spending in the Italian capital. An investigation revealed the final bill for transporting, erecting and dismantling the installation in Piazza Venezia is more than three times the costs of last year's tree.

Residents of Rome did not hold back when expressing their views about the installation in Piazza Venezia. One commented "it is the worst one I have ever seen", while another said, "I feel ashamed to come from Rome."

The word 'spelacchio,' meaning 'mangy' in Italian, has been trending on Twitter, as people throughout the country have been voicing their opinions.

Even if Rome was not built in a day, this tree looks like it was.

Las autoridades municipales de Roma gastaron nada más y nada menos que 48,000 € (56,774 $) en un árbol de Navidad que ha sido comparado con una escobilla para inodoro por su aspecto, que puede verse en este vídeo grabado en el centro de Roma el jueves.

El árbol de Navidad es visto por algunos como un potente símbolo del derroche en el gasto público en la capital italiana. Una investigación reveló que la factura final para transportar, erigir y desmontar la instalación en Piazza Venezia es más de tres veces el costo del árbol del año pasado.

Los residentes de Roma no se contuvieron cuando expresaron sus puntos de vista sobre la instalación. Uno comentó que "es el peor que he visto", mientras que otro dijo que "me da vergüenza venir de Roma”.

La palabra "spelacchio", que significa "sarnoso" en italiano, ha sido tendencia en Twitter, ya que personas en todo el país han estado expresando sus opiniones sobre el árbol.

Aunque Roma no se construyó en un día, este árbol parece que si lo haya sido

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