The art of Naples' dough-twirling pizza makers joined UNESCO's list of "intangible heritage" Thursday, securing the coveted status alongside a host of cultural treasures including a Saudi art form traditionally practised only by women. The art of the 'pizzaiuolo' -- handed down for generations in the southern Italian city -- was given the nod by the UN cultural body's World Heritage Committee, who met on the South Korean island of Jeju.
It's hard to preserve those things that are not places or objects, but rather traditions, festivals, ceremonies, or specialized art. For that there is the UNESCO's Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage, which includes things as disp...
The traditional form of pizza making was recognized on Wednesday by the U.N.'s cultural arm. The designation is intended to safeguard and raise awareness about forms of cultural heritage.
Unesco put the century-old art of Neapolitan pizza making on its annual list of “the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.”
The Naples tradition of pizza twirling has made UNESCO's Lists Of Intangible Cultural Heritage