Camille Pissarro – Factory painting
During the enforcement of his Continental System, Napoleon supported studies into the extraction of sugar from beets with grants and by opening “imperial factories”. By the end of the System the cultivation of sugar beet had reached its maximum extent, especially in Austria and Germany.
Decreto del Vicerè27 Settembre 1811
A decree established that the four sugar factories that produced the highest quantity of sugar extracted from beet, would be granted 50,000 Lire each. In the same year the first Italian sugar factory was set up in Borgo S. Domino (PR) and a further three almost simultaneously in Genoa, Turin and Verona.
Evolution of train connection