New spot for DOP Riviera Ligure Extra Virgin Olive Oil and DOP Genoese Basil: the background

The backstory of the new video about PDO Riviera Ligure EVO and PDO Genoese Basil is summed up by a plunge, be it into the Ligurian Sea, EVO or basil. Friday, August 21st was the date of the release (online and on TV) of the new commercial signed by Andrea Di Marco, a true Genoese. After a campaign on their websites, the two Protection Consortia – PDO Riviera Ligure EVO and PDO Genoese Basil – launched the sequel to the “The Basil journey” video. Watch it via the Facebook and Instagram accounts of the consortia) and on YouTube (

This time, the plunge into the Ligurian Sea is enriched by… EVO, namely PDO Riviera Ligure EVO. Andrea Di Marco acts as the herald of the Ligurian spirit in a gloomy London atmosphere, committed to attracting foreigners to our region and our flavours. “The keyword of the two Consortia is “synergy”, especially given the quality and yield of the present farming season – emphasizes Carlo Siffredi, president of the PDO Riviera Ligure EVO Protection Consortium. G.I. Ligurian products such as EVO and basil act as ambassadors of the region and represent agricultural, moral and cultural values”. The whole project is supported by MIPAAF (i.e. Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies) – DM 57448 dated 8/8/2019. “cooperation proves effective also in terms of visibility – points out Mario Anfossi, president of the PDO Genoese Basil Protection Consortium -. Next, we will strengthen promotion initiatives of 2 of the essential ingredients of Genoese pesto on foreign markets: Germany, Northern Europe and the United States of America”. Meanwhile, Andrea Di Marco flew to London and his friend dived into the Ligurian Sea, EVO and basil.