Naples, 3rd June 2018 - Very positive the opening weekend of the Naples Pizza Village, which also recorded the institutional visits of the mayor of Naples, Luigi de Magistris and the President of the Campania Region, Vincenzo De Luca, with numerous presences of tourist , who ate the pizzas already from 18, opening hours.
"The good weather has certainly helped us by allowing the arrival of many tourists who came from the islands and the 'Costiera' to visit the event - says one of the organizers, Claudio Sebillo -, the purchase of online tickets registered for the next few days indicates that the large numbers of visitors from outside the region is confirmed: in October we will export the format to New York, on the occasion of Columbus Day and then maybe we will also make an edition in Milan in Autumn".
On Monday, and during for three days, at Naples Pizza Village start the 17th edition of the Pizzaiuolo World Championship - Caputo Trophy that will see the participation of over 600 pizza chefs, from 40 countries, who will compete in the 9 categories of competition including the one reserved for fried pizza, to acrobatic preparation of pizza and speed cook. Also on day 4th, in the hospitality area at the Rotonda Diaz (6 pm), there will be a conference entitled "Pizza e Mandolino: from stereotype to archetype of good living" promoted by #pizzaUnesco.
Pizza d'essai - Monday 4th there will be a comparison between Gino Sorbillo and Roberto Caporuscio, on the theme "From emigrants to entrepreneurs", the conference will be moderated by the foodblogger Ambra Orazi author of "Il Gattoghiotto". Both Pizza masters are Neapolitan, Gino Sorbillo has made his fortune with the opening of 8 pizzerias in Naples, Milan and NY, while Roberto Caporuscio founded Kestè Pizza and Vino, in the legendary Bleecker Street of the Village, which New York magazine has awarded as the best pizza from New York. For two years, with his partner and teacher Antonio Starita, he has inaugurated Don Antonio da Starita, in New York and Atlanta.
Tuesday 5th on the theme "International Pizza and Internalization" will be protagonists Alessandro Condurro, founder of the brand of the historic family pizzeria "Michele in the World", who has 8 pizzerias outside the city of Naples (excluding the Motherhouse located in Forcella): two to Rome, one in Milan, Florence, Barcelona, ​​London, Tokyo and Fukuoka. His antagonist will be Giuseppe Cutraro for Big Mamma, an entrepreneurial a successful case that saw its beginning   in Paris two years ago, an idea based on popular Italian cuisine. Also will join the foodblogger and journalist Luca Sessa, founder of "Per un Pugno di capperi" 
Pizza Class - to teach homemade pizza Monday at 7.00 pm will be present Pasquale Makishima (Neapolitan pizza only / Japan) and at 9.00 pm Paco Linus (La Piccola Napoli Group). Tuesday will teach first Assunta Pacifico ('a Figlia d'' or Marenaro) and then Marzio Orzano (Rossopomodoro / London)
The stage - The show continues on the stage of the Napoli Pizza Village with great names, thanks to Rtl 102.5, official radio of the event:
On Monday 4th, the special guests will perform: Bianca Atzei and Dear Jack and the singer Andrea Sannino, the comedian Peppe Iodice, the Neapolitan singer-songwriter Luigi Libra with the latest work "Terra Viva" and Angelo Iannelli, official interpreter of the mask of Pulcinella, who will speak of legality in his new book «Professor Pulcinella».
Tuesday 5th the guests from RTL 102.5 are the international singer Mario Biondi and the rapper Nesli from the city of Milan. Then the singer, comedian and actress Rosalia Porcaro will precede the singer Ivan Granatino, one of the most modern and representative voice of the Neapolitan musical scene, the Ebbanis (Viviana Cangiano and Serena Pisa) most impressive musical revelation of 2017-2018. Antonio Marino, who has success in the last edition of "The Voice of Italy", on the stage will perform the artistic-cultural association "Sii Turista Della Tua Città!", its mission is the cultural promotion of Naples, while I Vico, the group popular music will reproduce the atmosphere full of magic of the Tammurriata.