The History of Pizza, always refers to pizza Margherita.

The story goes that in 1889, King Umberto I spent the summer in Naples with his wife Margherita, in the Palace of Capodimonte. The Queen was curious to try the pizza, which she had heard mention probably by a writer or an artist.

As she couldn’t go to the pizzeria herself, she invited a famous pizzaiolo, Raffaele Esposito, who accompanied by his wife, prepared a very simple pizza, inspired by the colours of the Italian flag, which particularly impressed the Queen, and not just for patriotic reasons.

Don Raffaele, skilled in public relations, didn’t miss the opportunity to call the pizza “Margherita style”.  The day after, he included it in the menu of his pizzeria, and obviously it became very popular.

This story, however, is fictional as the Margherita pizza already existed. Another Queen, Marie-Caroline de Bourbon, loved pizza so much that she had a special oven installed.

But this is not all, the Margherita was not the first pizza. The very first pizza, prepared back in 1734, was the Marinara.

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