The Rome Pizza Festival begins this weekend with 120 different pizza varieties to sample

The Rome Pizza Festival begins this weekend with 120 different pizza varieties to sample

Rome’s second edition of Città della Pizza, the three day festival dedicated to pizza in the Guido Reni district right beside by the beautiful Renzo Piano designed Auditorium, begins this weekend the 6-8th of April.

The exciting weekend fest is made up of 40 master pizza-makers known as ‘pizzaioli’, with 100’s of delicious pizza varieties to offer, from the traditional to the latest experimental toppings, with an interesting mix of venders selling craft beers and biological wine. There are also pizza workshops, for both adults and children.

Entry is free, with tokens on sale for the purchase of food and beverages. Friday the 6th of April the fun starts at 18.00 until midnight, Saturday 11.00 until midnight, and Sunday 11.00 until 23.00. For full details see the official Pizza Festival website.

What’s your favourite pizza topping? Ours would have to be the Margherita, invented by the Neapolitan pizza maker Raffaele Esposito in 1889 in honor of Queen Margherita (the first Queen of unified Italy) visiting Naples. It’s color combination of red tomato, white mozzarella and green basil, represent the Italian flag.

Watch this space for more pizza stories.

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