It sounded like a tree Strega Nona would love: a sprawling 70-foot beauty, shipped straight from the Italian alps. Instead, it's become an eyesore and a joke, a droopy metaphor of decay and dysfunction in Italy's capital city.
"Rome Paid $57,000 for a Very Sad Christmas Tree That Locals Nicknamed ‘Toilet Brush’" is from the December 20, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amanda Erickson and narrated by Sam Scholl.
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