Children’s Championship

Non-challenging Genoa Pesto competition reserved to children. Participation is free and open to children from 5 to 10 years old.  It is held in Salone del Minor Consiglio at Palazzo Ducale, Saturday, April 16, in the morning.HERE the details

Piccolo Coro Lollipop

piccolo coro lollipopChildren – between 5-13 years old – will sing in Genoese dialect the anthem of Pesto World Championship written by Buio Pesto. The chorus is lead by singer Antonella Serà, director of A.L.C.A.demia music school.


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2016 Week of  Resstaurateurs

Thanks to Ascom and Confesercenti, in collaboration with Genova Gourmet, during the Championship week, Genoese and Ligurian restaurants offer typical dishes based on pesto with special fixed price menus. Click HERE to check out 2016 Pesto week restaurants.

Information desks and tasting

Main Ligurian consortia of the food sector present their typical local productions of quality in Salone del Minor Consiglio at Palazzo Ducale, during the entire day of the Championship.

Vetrine in “gara”

Showcars competition in collaboration with ASCOM; genovese showcases will be fit out with the Theme of Genoa Pesto World Championship. The best one will be prized.

Mortars exibition: past, present future

Exibition of historical mortars owned by Genoese families, in the exibition area of Salone del Minor Consiglio with prototypes and projects from the mortars and pestles of the future from international competition organized by ADI Liguria.

Pesto Talk

Interviews, opinions and video in Sala del Minor Consiglio during the day of the Championship.

Pesto Last Minute

Last Pesto Demo before the Championship, Friday pril 15th at Sala Trasparenza, Piazza De Ferrari. HERE all the details.

Visit Genoa’s Historic centre with Artigianopoli!

Two hours through Genoa Historic Centre and genovese artisan shops. The tour is free and it’s organized by Confartigianato. It will start at 5,15 pm at the Campionship reception arranged outside of Salone del Maggior Consiglio, Saturday April 16th. Details here.