The pizza! The pizza! UNESCO recognizes Napoli’s gift to the world

Gino Sorbillo, a celebrated pizzaiuoli, hands out free pizzas to celebrate Unesco’s recognition of the art of Neapolitan pizza making, in Naples, Italy, Dec. 8, 2017.  “It’s an art,” said Sorbillo, who recently opened a location in New York. “It started in Naples and survived the centuries, despite all the difficulties, the earthquakes, Vesuvius, the war, the wars.” (Gianni Cipriano/The New York Times) XNYT131 XNYT131

UNESCO’s Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage put the roughly 3,000 pizza makers, or pizzaiuoli, of Naples on its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Napoli celebrates with, of course, pizza!

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