Genoa is a truly wonderful city. It has a glorious history as a great maritime republic and it is physically stupendous. The food is to die foe and real pesto can only be eaten there. All the other stuff is a poor imitation. One must try the famous farinata that is a pie made with chick peas farina. It is similar to the Sicilian panelle. The main difference is that farinata is baked while panelle are deep fried.