Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana
The Verace Pizza Napoletana Association (AVPN) was founded in 1984, under the patronage of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Crafts of Naples. The old Neapolitan pizza masters, decided to set up an association, with so much disciplinary and implementing regulation, for the defense and enhancement of pizza, produced and processed according to the ancient Neapolitan traditions and customs. In 1984, Antonio Pace the son of Vincenzo Pace who has been working at the bakery since he was 10, decided to write precise rules for preparing and processing “veracious” pizzas, using, for the codification of the rules and regulations, the help and experience of the old Neapolitan pizza masters. Much work has led to the recognition of pizza as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017.