|The “Studium” Centre – Florence
|The CISL “Studium” centre stands on the hills close to Florence, towards Fiesole, close to S. Domenico. The Center was founded in 1951 with the aim of offering it’s own employees a professional and cultural training programme appropriate to the needs of the union. In this way, CISL’s decision to be a union based on autonomy, pluralism, democracy and solidarity was strengthened. The Study Center has a structure which for some time has provided a base for anyone needing the space and means necessary for personal enrichment on a cultural level, even beyond union training.
The beauty of the Study Center is due not only to the nearness of the historical centers of Florence and Fiesole but also to its position in the middle of Tuscany’s green countryside. All in all, a calm, attractive environment in which to study and live in a quiet atmosphere. These different elements allow us to offer a variety of choice to those who wish to use the Center’s Study-rest facilities, either individually or in groups.
The Center’s library is specialised in union and labour themes with particular reference to collective bargaining. The rich library collection is subdivided into three, constantly updated sections : books (16 000 volumes), periodical (1000 titles) and union documents (2000 pamphlets).
All the bedrooms have private bathrooms with shower, adjustable air conditioning and telephone. The Center also has sitting rooms, a 120 seat self-services restaurant, bar, studies, a main conference hall capable of holding 120 delegates, and smallers classroom fitted with modern audio-visual equipment, computers, and simultaneous translation facilities. There is a card-park inside the Center’s walls.
|Accommodation and free time