Genova and Liguria are famous for pesto, the delicious pasta sauce made from basil, pine nuts, olive oil and parmesan. If you think you know pesto because you buy it in a jar – think again. There is nothing that compares to a dish of fresh vivid-green pesto served with the local pasta, little twists of troffie or spaghetti-like trenette. Other specialities include farinata, a bread-like snack made from chickpeas, foccacia, fish dishes, (particularly salt cod -baccalà) mushroom dishes and stuffed meat dishes. Plan to eat out in Genova. Many restaurants are closed on Sunday and Saturday lunchtime.