Pizza festival in Naples in 2015
01 September 2015
Pizza Festival «Pizzafest» in Naples - is the main festival of pizza in the world and one of the brightest events in Italy.
Worldwide pizza - business card and edible symbol of Italy, in the very same Italian pizza - a symbol of Naples, which is officially considered to be her homeland and, at least in the opinion of the Neapolitans, but there it is real.
«Pizzafest» is held annually every September. This year it will run from 02.13.2015 on 07.09.2015. On the festival attracts about 100 000 tourists to taste famous dishes of the best Italian and foreign pizzerias.
According to legend, in 1889 the King of Italy Umberto I and his wife Margaret of Savoy, visiting Naples, wanted to try something simple but original. And the best pizza maker prepared for them a city peasant dish - pizza, where the filling of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil symbolized the Italian tricolor. Despite the simplicity of the "village" of food, the royal couple were very happy, and after the visit of the Queen herself wrote a letter of thanks. As a reciprocal gesture, with the permission of the Queen liked the dish called "Margarita". It was with him and began the history of pizza, then there are other types of it. But one of the most popular varieties in the world and today is pizza "Margarita". Despite the success of a truly royal, pizza for a long time it remained the only national product of Italy and was little known beyond its borders. Only in the early 20th century, with Italian immigrants, it goes to America and becomes popular. But the global success of the pizza gained only after the Second World War, when soldiers from different countries who fought in Italy, returning home, took with them to their homeland and beloved recipe of Italian cuisine.