This Italian Airport Has Changed Its Security Rules for Pesto

Pesto“Pesto is Good.” That’s the name of a new initiative in Genoa, Italy (in Italian: Il Pesto e Buono) that’s making life easier and more delicious for visitors. As reported by The Telegraph, security restrictions on liquids have been relaxed—on jars of pesto. Travelers through Genoa’s airport can now travel with “500ml (17oz) of pesto as hand luggage on flights leaving Genoa.”

The normal limit of 100ml (3.4oz) worth of liquids will still apply, but €0.50 stamps will be available that will exempt extra jars of the famous green stuff, so long as it is “genuine ‘pesto Genovese’—not some mass-produced stuff bought from a supermarket.” Even better: “Proceeds from the sale of the stamps will go to the Flying Angels Foundation, which arranges free flights for children from developing countries who have urgent need of medical attention. ”

Genoa, if you didn’t know, is the “home of pesto,” so this is good news for lovers of Italian food. Just note that if you have a connecting flight, you’ll have to check your pesto haul.

Related: 12 Things You Never Knew About Italy



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