Vera Pizza Day: let's celebrate Neapolitan pizza in the world!

Monday 17 January, on the feast of Sant’Antuono, AVPN organizes a 24-hour live streaming marathon on Facebook and Instagram from Naples to Naples in a path of 22 masterclasses, in 15 countries and in 12 different languages. AVPN presents the "Vera Pizza Day", around the world in one day to tell about the most loved italian product

Departure is scheduled for Monday 17 January, when the Sant’Antuono fire will be lit at the AVPN headquarters in Capodimonte, Naples at 00:00 (GMT+1) by the managing director Paolo Surace. The day, dedicated to the Patron Saint of pizza-makers, will see the start of a 24-hour marathon that will take place through a series of masterclasses. There will be 22 appointments distributed in all continents, a non-stop to tell about one of the most widespread and well-known products in the world.
A real "journey" throughout the planet with 15 Countries involved in meetings, 12 different languages, including a special masterclass in Sign Language.

The first master class will take place in Australia at 00:30 (GMT+1) and then off through Korea, East and West Coast of the United States, Japan, Russia, Egypt, Dubai, La Réunion, Turkey, Germany, France, Spain, Poland , United Kingdom, Brazil. Until returning to Italy at 15:30, for the conference and the assignment of the "Sant'Antuono Awards", a prize sponsored by the Univerde Foundation of Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio

Will also be presented the new AVPN's projects and the latest news scheduled for 2022, such as the introduction in the Regulations of rules aimed at Pizza “On the road” and fried pizza, an increasingly iconic product of Made in Italy.

It will then continue with France and Spain and then again the United States, Brazil and Italy, where at 21:30 (GTM+1) the pizza-maker Antonio Starita joined by the Vice President Massimo Di Porzio will deepen the theme of fried pizza with a dedicated masterclass.The live demonstrations will end in Australia, and then return to Naples for final greetings.

For those who want to participate and try their hand, following the great maestri pizzaiuoli, it will be enough to have

  • half a liter of water
  • 1 kg of flour 00
  • resh brewer's yeast
  • salt
  • peeled tomato
  • fiordilatte or mozzarella
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • basil

and follow the advice from the most important pizza interpreters in the world.

"After the success of the first edition - underlines AVPN President Antonio Pace - we decided to relaunch with an edition even richer than the previous one, with more masterclasses, more countries involved, in many languages, such as Arabic, Korean, Turkish. The "Vera Pizza Day" of 2022 will be a global event that will celebrate what according to many is the most loved and most universal food product. "

It will be a special day, like the upcoming year, full of events, with the hope that the pandemic situation will soon find a solution. AVPN is ready to start again its journey around the world to promote and spread a product that involves millions and millions of fans all over the planet.

Gi.Metal is very happy to participate in the celebrations of this second edition as technical sponsor; our pizza tools, will support pizza chefs from all over the world also on this special day, to celebrate together our beloved pizza, one of the most loved Made in Italy symbols in the world.

The live and the masterclasses can be followed in real time by connecting to our Facebook page. Save the date!