A kind of Naples in Marseille
We often say: Marseille looks like Naples. And for good reason ! At the end of the 19th century, napolitan families flee pauperisation of the south of Italy and settle down in Marseille, more precisely in Saint-Jean district between the Saint Laurent Church and the city hall in the Panier area.
Houses of ‘ la petite Naples’ were dynamited by the Germans in 1943, but families had enough time making pizza an institution in the gastronomy of Marseille.
This popular speciality was invented in the 18 th century and its main ingredients are : tomatoes, mozzarella, garlic and olives oil.