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Rome (Italy) -- Secretary General of the CGIL visits Centro ELIS

Guglielmo Epifani, Secretary General of Italy’s largest union, came to Centro ELIS in March with his wife. They visited the various departments of the Center (the school of mechanics, electronics, welding, silver-smith and watch making), greeted some of the students and exchanged impressions with the instructors.

Professor Mercatili showed them the historic water clock of Pincio, then in the process of restoration. (In June, after it had been repaired, it was restored to its traditional place in the Villa Borghese gardens.)

He explained to them the circumstances that gave rise to the watch making school back in the 70’s, due to the prompting of a professional association in that field.

Epifani and his wife also visited the facilities for the industrial and engineering students. Before leaving they had lunch, prepared by the SAFI school of hospitality services at ELIS.

Romana, No. 44, January-June 2007, p. 163-164.