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Six men and a chicken

15 August 1962

​“Good, really good chicken fricassee". It was August 1962, and six men sat around an elegantly set table full of food in Vallombrosa. The main course was chicken fricassee. They ate and talked. Despite the hot summer air and the holiday climate, it was a working meal. And it was right there and then that Unipol was born. The man of the house was Giulio Cerreti, Chairman of the League of Cooperatives. His guests were Oscar Gaeta, one of the League's top executives, Enzo Bentini and Franco Fornasari, Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Federcoop Bologna, Giancarlo Ferri, Regional Secretary of the Emilia-Romagna Cooperation and Sergio Getici, Head of Federcoop's Trade Union Service. The Bolognese men were discussing an idea: buying insurance...

M. Gabbiano A. Calabrò, From Via Stalingrado to Piazza degli Affari, Marsilio Editori, 1988, p. 1


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