The Tasty History of Pizza: From Flatbreads to Margherita

Have you ever wondered where Pizza comes from?

The history of pizza begins in antiquity, as various ancient cultures produced basic flatbreads with several toppings. It was only when tomatoes were brought back to Italy by explorers from the Americas in the 1600s, that they were topped on the flatbreads, too. But Pizza wouldn’t take the shape we know it for until 1889. The pizza maker Raffaele Esposito created “Pizza Margherita”, To honor Queen Margherita of Italy, with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil, which contained the red, white, and green colors that are represented on the Italian flag, and the Margherita pizza was born. Pizza was first served as a breakfast food before it evolved into the popular dinner we now know and love! Guests are invited to participate in the history of this tasty dish in our Selfie Tours in Italy! Buon Apetito.


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