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
AVPN 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.
An extract from the AVPN Statute