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Italy Seeks UNESCO Recognition for Neapolitan Pizza Making

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    Italy Seeks UNESCO Recognition for Neapolitan Pizza Making
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    In this file photo, a worker cuts a pizza into a pizza pie in Friday, 2015.

    Italy has submitted the Neapolitan pizza as a candidate for inclusion in UNESCO'S cultural heritage list for next year.

    The national commission for UNESCO said in a statement it had voted unanimously to protect the Neapolitan pizza as part of the country's cultural and gastronomic tradition.

    If UNESCO accepts the bid it will win a place on the world body's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity as "The Traditional Art of Neapolitan Pizza Makers."