Margherita and Pizza

The reign of Umberto I and Margherita of the Kingdom of Italy  began on this day 136 years ago, the 9 January in  1878. They ruled until 29 July 1900. Margherita Maria Teresa Giovanna of Savoy (etc, etc) dies on the 4th of January in 1926.

Queen Margherita

Queen Margherita

Considering the politics she was born into, and married into and the time and place of history that she was a part of, how is it that  because of pizza that she is most often remembered today?

Pizza al taglio - pizza WITH CORNERS in Rome

Pizza al taglio – pizza WITH CORNERS in Rome

A Philosophy of Pizza Napoletanismo is a  Great Pizza History website 

Flag of Italy - so have a pizza with red, white and green in honor of Queen Margherita

Flag of Italy – so have a pizza with red, white and green in honor of Queen Margherita

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