Guinness World Records
Naples, May 18th, 2016: PizzaVillage and Naples make history.
With its 1853.88 meters, and a width of 50 cm, the margherita pizza made by the over 500 Master pizza makers from PizzaVillage has led the city to win the Guinness World Record for the longest pizza in the world.
Hundreds of pizza makers from all over the world took part in the initiative, kneading about 2000 kg of Mulino Caputo flour and topping the giant pizza with 1600 kg of CIAO tomato, 2000 kg of Orchidea fior di latte, 200 liters of Sapio oil and 30 kg of basil from the company Basilico Napoletano.
The processing of the pizza – which took, to be exact, 6 hours and 11 minutes – ended with the baking phase in 5 special mobile wood-fired ovens, made in collaboration with the leading company in the sector, Forni Magliano. Equipped with an electric motor and bearing the colors of the different continents, the five ovens worked simultaneously, moving the pizza along and cooking up to fifty meters of it in the space of 30 minutes.
A date to remember for PizzaVillage and for the Master pizza makers who came from each of the 5 continents. With its huge steel pan, 5 customized special ovens and 1,876 meters of pizza. In 2016, PizzaVillage made the history books once again for the city of Naples and for its ambassadors.
A spectacle within a spectacle: the Caracciolo waterfront, already the scene of the largest and most significant event representing Neapolitan pizza in the world, on the day dedicated to the Guinness World Record feat, presented itself to broadcasters from around the world and to the eyes of millions of viewers, staging a show that gave it the credit for making the longest pizza in the world and ever.
The Art of the Neapolitan Pizzaiolo Unesco Heritage
December 7th, 2017: 3 years later, the journey that began at PizzaVillage in Naples in 2014, has reached its destination.
PizzaVillage is proud to have started and constantly supported the path that has led to the recognition of the Art of Neapolitan Pizzaiolo Unesco Intangible Heritage.
It all started in 2014, when together with Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio, President of the UniVerde Foundation and former Minister of Agriculture and Environment, PizzaVillage decided to launch what has now become the most popular petition in the history of Unesco, #PizzaUnesco, launched on the Change.org platform.
Pizza Village, happy with its accomplishment, thanks Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio, for having tenaciously and with great skill, traced the path and accompanied everyone to the that goal, and Prof. Pierluigi Petrillo, Head of Delegation of Mipaaf, for the valuable work done in the drafting of the dossier and for the diplomatic effort.
Thanks again to the tireless testimonial Jimmy Ghione of Striscia la Notizia and, finally and above all, to the more than 2 MILLION supporters from over 100 countries – including citizens, personalities, institutions, businesses and representatives of civil society, in Italy and around the world – who have joined the petition and the campaign.
Hurray Maestri pizzaioli napoletani!
PizzaVillage is Best Food Festival in the World
Las Vegas, December 20th, 2018: Pizza Village is the best food festival in the world.
On December 20th, 2018 as part of The FestX Awards in Las Vegas, Naples PizzaVillage was awarded the prestigious worldwide recognition of Best Food Festival in the World. To elect the Pizza Village best event of the year, a panel consisting of 17 experts in communication, marketing, television, as well as influencers and writers of international renown.
Pizza Village, the only European event nominated, thanks to a combination of public and panel votes, triumphed among the five nominations announced in the category.
“If in 2011 someone, at the first edition in Naples, had asked us about where we saw the future of PizzaVillage in the next 10 years, we would not have been able to even remotely imagine a path studded with so many prestigious achievements”. This is the emotional comment from Claudio Sebillo and Alessandro Marinacci, founders and organizers of the event dedicated to Neapolitan pizza.