‘Mum, thank you for what you’ve done for me’: Italian graduate couple trapped on 23rd floor of tower made heartbreaking final phone calls home to their parents as fire crept into their flat floor

Gloria Trevisan and Marco Gottardi (pictured main) made heart-rending final phone calls to their families in Italy. The couple, both architecture graduates, moved to London three months ago to look for work and were captivated by the views over the capital they enjoyed from their 23rd floor flat. Miss Trevisan, 27, who completed her master’s degree in architecture at Venice University last year, posted numerous photographs of the urban vista on her Instagram account. They include a view from their flat inside the doomed Grenfell Tower (left) and a rainbow (inset) stretched across the city on June 6, with the one-word description: ‘Spettacolo [spectacular].’ In their last moments, the devoted couple told their parents they wanted to say goodbye, with Miss Trevisan telling her mother (pictured together bottom right): ‘Thank you for what you have done for me.’ Her fiancé Mr Gottardi tried bravely to play down his fears but the couple eventually admitted smoke was rising around them and they could see the flames coming up the stairs. They are feared to be among scores of residents died when flames engulfed Grenfell Tower (top right) in West London in the early hours of yesterday. Those who escaped the blaze have been left trying to find out if relatives, friends and neighbours managed to get out.