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Pizzafest: the world’s largest celebration of pizza in Naples.

Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by harshana

Pizzafest: the world’s largest celebration of pizza in Naples.

“Ma tu vuliv a’ pizz” are the lyrics of a famous Neapolitan song directed to a woman who only wanted to eat pizza. Do you only want pizza, too? If so, you should take part in the pizzafest at least once in your life.

The Pizzafest is a fair taking place in Naples, and it is the greatest celebration of pizza in Italy. Everybody knows that pizza was born in Naples and this is why such a “delicious” event takes place in the city.  The first pizza day was arranged in Naples in 1995, with the Maschio Angioino as the breathtaking backdrop to the event.

The Pizzafest’ popularity is such that some towns have now created similar initiatives, although nothing can be quite compared to Naples’ fair.

The event

Naples holds this event in honor of pizza every year: for 5 to 7 days, the most famous pizzerie from all over the world, compete against renowned local pizzaioli, who set up stands with tables where people can sit and taste different varieties of pizzas.At the end of the week long celebration, a jury will judge, also by taking into account the opinion of all those who ate at the Pizzafest, the various pizzas and proclaim the best pizzaiolo in the world.

Pizza nowadays comes in all flavors and varieties, but the most loved is still the traditional margherita, with  pummarola, tomato sauce, and mozzarella cheese.

The Pizzafest takes place in Fuorigrotta, next to the stadium of San Paolo. The dates of the event change every year,  but it is usually organized in September.


Whether you come from Capodichino Airport or from the motorway A1, take the tangenziale and then follow the directions to Fuorigrotta, exit 1.

Pizzafest is the right event for all pizza lovers who want to attend the world’s largest fair dedicated to this amazing food, as well as being a great occasion to visit the beautiful and charming Naples. Next Pizzafest should be held in September 2012.

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