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In October, 11 of our lucky Stonemasonry students visited Florence, Italy for a week. They visited the Duomo Palazzo Vecchio, Pietre Dura St Croc and the Academia Gallery.
The group, accompanied by Stonemasonry tutors Nigel and Andy explored sites such as Carrara Fantiscritti mine and visited historical and cultural landmarks including incredible The Statue of David, by Michelangelo. Students learned about the mining process and the differences between working with stone and marble. The students studied the Duomo complex from ground to the roof looking at all aspects of the buildings design and construction. Head of Stonemasonry Nigel Gilkison said
The trip is not only an ice breaker for new students but puts what the students are learning in to context from the outset of the course. We have the great opportunity to look behind the scenes of fantastic buildings meet wonderful crafts people who openly share their knowledge with the students. The student gains a much deeper knowledge of the whole stone Industry not just from the UK but Europe as well.
This fantastic trip was funded by:
Worshipful Company of Carpenters, Worshipful Company of Masons and the Building crafts College.
We have places available on Stonemasonry courses now so apply and enrol and you could be coming along on our next trip!