Naples, Italy: The Birthplace of Pizza

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Pause at any street corner to enjoy a vividslice of Neapolitan life.

And don't forget to look up.

With no yards,families make full use of their tiny balconies.

Roberta: This is Basso living.

Rick: Basso living, what does that mean Basso? Roberta: It can mean low.

Rick: So literally low.

Roberta: Yeah, it's like a small apartment,2, 3 bedrooms, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 people join the family.

Rick: Okay the traditional sort of romantic life in the streets?Roberta: Life in the streets, yeah.

Many people might have money to go away from here but they still stay here.

No taste of Naples is complete without a pizza.

Antica Pizzeria da Michele is a favorite.

Baking in just the right combination of freshdough, mozzarella, and tomatoes in traditional wood-burning ovens, this restaurant is consideredby many the birthplace of pizza.

They brag it takes several years of practice to get the dough just right.

Catering to pizza purists, the menu is brief.

Just two kinds: marinara comes with tomato sauce, oregano, and garlic, no cheese.

Margherita celebrates the unification of Italy.

Named after the first Italian queen, it comes with the colors of the Italian flag:red tomatoes, white mozzarella cheese, and a garnish of green basil.

Italians who come to the States are not impressed by thick and fancy pizzas.

Judging from the enthusiasm of those munching these hot and tasty pies, what really matters is not thequantity of ingredients but the quality.

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