Italy Wants Neapolitan Pizza UNESCO-Protected; World Rejoices
Italy has applied to the United Nations organization to protect the cultural heritage of the art of Neapolitan pizza making.By Lexie Hammesfahr | March 14, 2016
All hail Italy, the country that just became the most relatable one in the world. It wants pizza to be protected by UNESCO — the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Don't we all?
But not just any pizza. Italy wants the art of Neapolitan pizza making added to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list.
The approval process takes a year, so Neapolitan pizza won't be a protected cultural heritage until 2017. But seeing as how pizza is a universally loved food, we have a feeling there's a good chance it'll get approved.