Pizza in Naples
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Should Neapolitan pizza be Unesco-protected?

The ancient Greeks and Romans used to eat something that looked a bit like a pizza.

But the modern pizza - the dish that is loved all over the world today - has its origins in the Italian city of Naples. And its people are so proud of this that they have tried to have the UN agency, Unesco, officially recognise their pizza-making as one of the world's great cultural traditions.

The bid failed - but they don't give up easily in Naples, and they will no doubt try again.

So what is so special about a Neapolitan pizza? Alan Johnston has been finding out.

  • 26 Feb 2012
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