Our word of the week is il peperone, or pepper (the veggie). It does not mean pepperoni, which is salame or salamino piccante. In Italy, pepperoni pizza is usually called pizza alla diavola, but is not as popular there as it is here in the States.
Above is a fun song from the 60's by Edoardo Vianello, called Il peperone, in which there is a poetic conceit (remember those from high school?) in which he compares his lady love at the beach to a red pepper: since you've been tanning in the hot sun, you're red, you're peeling, you're like a pepper.
Da quando tu prendi tu prendi il solleonesei rossa spellata sei come un peperone