Two centuries later, the Sardinian government enlarged the factory into a bullets plant and placed there the gunnery headquarter.
Next to the factory started its activity a biscuits factory that used to purchase the naval fleet of the Republic of Genoa. In that factory was produced a light and rich biscuit called “Biscotto del Lagaccio”.
At the beginning it was a simple baked sliced-bread that would have been stored for long time on the ships’ pantries crossing the oceans.
"il bis-cotto Lagaccio" became a niche-product thanks to handmade production of local confectioners such as Giovanni Preti’s pastry shop in the historical centre of Genoa. The “Natural slow leaving”, the shaping, the first baking, the cutting and the second baking, enhance the taste and make crunchy and crumbly slices, ideal to be dipped for breakfast.