What is the True Neapolitan Pizza Association
The True Neapolitan Pizza Association (Associazione Verace Pizza napoletana,AVPN) is a non-profit organization and was founded in June 1984 in Naples with its legal and operational headquarters.
Its mission is to promote and protect in Italy and worldwide the "true Neapolitan pizza" ("verace pizza napoletana"), i.e. the typical product made in accordance with the characteristics described in the International Regulations for obtaining a collective brand mark "True Neapolitan Pizza" ("Vera Pizza Napoletana"), in force since 1984, edited and registered by AVPN.
The Association is also involved in the promotion and protection of the affiliated pizzerias and products related to the production filer of "true Neapolitan pizza" and in the professionalization of pizza makers.
Massimo Di Porzio
Executive Vice President
The AVPN is represented abroad by three Branches: VPN Americas, VPN Japan and VPN Australasia. The AVPN Branches look after members needs in the specific areas, organize training courses and work shops to educate about "True Neapolitan pizza".
VPN Australasia – Official AVPN Australasia Branch:
Johnny di Francesco
Mr. Lucio De Falco
Mr. Armando Percuoco
Pizza Friends & Supporters President