Polimoda, Florence • 1,200 students. • 60 percent international students. • 300 students in internships. • 83 percent of students employed in six months. • 150 teachers. • Three campuses.
Politecnico Calzaturiero, Padua • 2,500 students. • 150 students: School of Design and Technology for Footwear. • 80 Students: Postgraduate courses. • 100 students: Manufacturing training courses for specialized workers. • 2,170 students: Specialization and refresher courses. • 85 percent of students employed in the first year. • 20,000 hours of courses.
Marangoni, Milan • 2,500 students. • Four campuses: Milan, Paris, London, Shanghai. • Students from 92 countries. • Four major programs: Preparatory, Annual, three-year bachelor’s degree, master’s degree.
SOURCE: SCHOOL WEB SITES
Oldest Textile Factories in Italy
Wool Mill: Based in Biella, which remains the home of Italy’s fine wool textile producers, Vitale Barberis Canonico wove its first cloth, a gray wool, in 1663, and promptly sold it to the Duke of Savoy.
Silk Mill: Before Como was established as Italy’s silk capital, during and after the Renaissance, Florence was teeming with nobility and high society who wore silk. The Antico Setificio Fiorentino was founded in Florence in 1786, and still has a machine designed by Leonardo da Vinci to produce its samples.
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