Focaccia is an olive oil infused Italian flatbread renowned for its soft, chewy texture and savory taste. Originating from Genoa, in the Liguria region of Italy, this versatile bread has gained popularity and variations across the country and internationally. Made from a simple dough comprising flour, water, yeast, salt, and olive oil, focaccia distinguishes itself through its dimpled surface, which is often drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with herbs such as rosemary or sea salt, or filled with olives or cherry tomatoes before baking. Beyond its standalone appeal, focaccia serves as a versatile accompaniment to meals, a base for sandwiches, or a canvas for creative culinary interpretations. Its rustic charm, delightful texture, and harmonious blend of flavors have made focaccia a beloved staple in both Italian cuisine and global gastronomy.

Schiacciata is a Tuscan flatbread similar to Focaccia, but with a more crunchy crust.