Pizza makers set world record with mile-long pie

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Italy Longest Pizza Neapolitan pizza makers attempt to break the world record for the longest pizza ever made, by making a two kilometers margherita (16 inch wide) pizza along the city waterfront, in Naples, Italy, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Fanuel Morelli)

More than 400 pizza makers from all over Italy came to Naples on Wednesday and set a new world record for the longest pizza ever made.

The record was broken with a 1,853-metre (6,000 feet) long margherita pizza made and baked on the city’s waterfront.

The pizza makers worked for 11 hours and used two (metric) tonnes of mozzarella, two tonnes of flour, 1,497 kilogrammes (3300 lbs.) of tomato sauce, 201 litres (53 gallons) of oil and 29.9 (66 lbs.) kilogrammes of fresh basil.

The previous record was set in Milan during its 2015 Expo, where a 1.5-kilometre pizza was baked.s broken with a 1,853-metre (6,000 feet) long margherita pizza made and baked on the city’s waterfront.

Italy Longest Pizza

Neapolitan pizza makers attempt to break the world record for the longest pizza ever made, by making a two kilometers margherita (16 inch wide) pizza along the city waterfront, in Naples, Italy, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (Cesare Abbate/ANSA via AP)

Italy Longest Pizza

Neapolitan pizza makers attempt to break the world record for the longest pizza ever made, by making a two kilometers margherita (16 inch wide) pizza along the city waterfront, in Naples, Italy, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (Cesare Abbate/ANSA via AP)