Naples Pizza Twirling Earns Unesco World Heritage Status

Pizzaiuolo earned the cultural distinction after two million Italians petitioned in support of the application.

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Pizza has conquered the world, but the art of “pizzaiuolo” — twirling the dough and baking it in a wood-fired brick oven — is less well known outside the Italian city of Naples.

That could now change after the UN’s cultural body gave it world heritage status, which aims to raise awareness of traditions around the world.

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