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The project of candidacy of “Pesto al mortaio” (preparation of Pesto using marble mortar and wooden pestle), as an intangible heritage of humanity, flows into the Pesto Week: from 12 to 18 March, Genoa and Liguria will be colored green-basil.

The menu includes: collective pounding, gastronomic flash mobs and the highlight of the Genoa Pesto World Championship. To achieve the goal will need the contribution of all Genoese and all Ligurians who can sign support for the candidacy. Signatures will be collected and delivered in a single booklet to the Unesco commissioners. Famous people will also take to the field, who will become “Pestimonial” for the occasion. But everyone can be witnesses of the pesto raising on their social networks with #orgogliopesto adherence to the initiative.

The “Settimana del Pesto” (Pesto Week) is an initiative of Regione Liguria in collaboration with the Palatifini Association, the Chambers of Commerce of Genoa and the Rivieras and the Ligurian Municipalities. All information by clicking here!

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