The Genoese tradition and the tradition of Genoese Pesto were among the protagonists of the annual Moto Guzzi rally which took place on Saturday 7 September in Mandello sul Lario.
We performed a demonstration of Pesto Genovese after reaching the rally on a seaplane!
And just in May 2021 Genoa will host three days to celebrate the centenary of the founding of Moto Guzzi.
Symbolically, in Mandello sul Lario, preparatory work was started for this important event, thanks to which funds will be collected for the Gaslini pediatric hospital.
Councilor Paola Bordilli was present, as representative of the Municipality of Genoa, met the Mayor of Mandello del Lario, Fasoli, the president of the Moto Guzzi World Club, Arosio, and the representatives of the International Motorbike Committee. Also present was Elena Bagnasco, nephew of Giorgio Parodi, and the lawyer Carlo Golda, representing the Gaslini institute.
The reason for this sort of twinning – also sealed by the presence in Mandello sul Lario of an exceptional “ambassador”, the Genoese Pesto with the President of the Palatifini Association Roberto Panizzza – is that Genoa is the birthplace of Giorgio Parodi, co-founder, together with Carlo Guzzi and Giovanni Ravelli, in 1921 (Constitutive Act drawn up and registered in Genoa on 15 March 1921) of the “Moto dell’Aquila”.