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


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.

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.