Italy Has Chosen Neapolitan Pizza as Its Candidate for Protection under UNESCO’s “Human Treasures”

Naples has long been determined to maintain its reputation as the spiritual home of one of the world’s favorite foods.

The Neapolitan pizza was invented in the Southern Regions of Italy between 1715 and 1725, with the world-famous Margherita variation first cooked up in 1889.

Loved around the world for its simplicity, the story goes that Queen Margherita of Savoy summoned the most famous pizza-maker in Naples, Raffaele Esposito, and asked him to come up with a dish for the people. Of all the ones that he baked, she loved the pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella and a sprig of basil, and Esposito immediately named his invention “Margherita” after the queen.

The outcome, which provides the basis for most pizzas enjoyed throughout the world, also symbolizes the colors of the Italian flag: green – basil, white – mozzarella and red – tomatoes.

We are all fans of pizza, however, if you really want to taste it the traditional way, then you have to go to Naples, where, in the narrow streets that traverses the old historic center of the city, you’re sure to enjoy the original taste of the real pizza folded in four, that literally melts in your mouth.

If you want to have a memorable experience, our custom designed tours in Naples and Italy with pizza making class are a delightful way to discover what Italy has to offer for an unforgettable culinary and cooking experience.

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