For three days, from Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April 2, Rome will host an event dedicated to one of the most iconic products of the national culinary tradition: pizza. Organised by Vinòforum and sponsored by Ferrarelle, Città della Pizza, or City of Pizza will take place at the Ex-Caserma Guido Reni (in front of MAXXI Museum).
40 of the best pizza-makers in the world will participate. They were carefully selected by 5 distinguished culinary minds: Emiliano De Venuti (creator of City of Pizza and CEO of Vinòforum), Luciano Pignataro, Luciana Squadrilli, Tania Mauri, and Stefano Callegari. The pizza-chefs will represent the many diverse pizza traditions found in Italy. 31 of these master pizza-makers will be involved in “Case,” a program featuring 10 pop-up pizzerias per day, each of which will offer visitors the opportunity to taste 3 varieties of pizza: Margherita, Marinara, and a special edition designed exclusively for City of Pizza. There will be a total of more than 90 pizzas divided into the categories “Napoletana”, “Italianate”, “Tasting”, “Cut”, and “Fried.” In addition, many of the pizzaioli will participate in Pizza Lab, a workshop space made to discuss technique, condiments, and cooking. Master classes on the art of pizza will also be offered.
The 3-day event will be a journey dedicated to exploring the many characteristics of pizza throughout Italy, from the North to the South. The focus will be on raw ingredients such as flour, tomatoes, mozzarella, and extra virgin olive oil. Attendees will be able to choose from the most traditional pizzas to the most creative ones and pair them with Italian craft beers such as Baladin and protected Italian products (DOC) like Prosecco.
The most passionate guests (and children) can participate in laboratories or book a place at the Sensational Brunch & Dinner, a cooking show with meals prepared by star chefs and pizza masters. The show will be organized by the event sponsor, Ferrarelle. For restaurant managers and expert chefs, there will also be a Technical Workshop with the greatest pizza masters.
March 31st – April 2nd
Via Guido Reni, 7
Friday, March 31; 6pm – 12am
Saturday, April 1; 11am – 12am
Sunday, April 2; 11am – 11pm