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Lucca, Tuscany

5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
Walk to village with 4 restaurants & grocery.
30 minutes beaches.
August dates available £7395 pwk
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Your hosts in Italy since 1973

Barry and Christine Pearson began renting villas on Tuscany's golden coast in 1973.
44 years on, Bridgewater's Idyllic Italy remains family owned and managed by the Pearson sisters: Nicola and Lucy. This area of Italy still remains our specialist area although we are pleased to now offer villa rentals in other beautiful areas of Italy such as the Tuscan countryside, Umbria, Italian lakes, Campania, Sicily, Sardinia,  Puglia & Veneto.

We were lucky enough to grow up spending our summers on the Tuscan coast and travelling extensively throughout Italy with our parents on their contracting trips. Not only did these Italian journeys provide us with precious family memories   -  but combined with our travel industry experience they have equipped us with an unrivalled knowledge which we can now pass on to you.  We both speak Italian and have a passion for Italy, its regions, food, history art and culture. 

We feel very privileged to have organised Italian holidays for so many of our valued clients. For us, there is no better feeling than receiving a thank you letter to say that we exceeded your expectations and that you will look back on your holiday for years to come.

We deal with each enquiry individually and if you don’t find what you are looking for on our website we will happily source a villa to suit your exact requirements.


Email: italy@bridgewater-travel.co.uk or call us on: +44 (0) 161 787 8587

We look forward to speaking with you and being your hosts in Italy very soon! 

Nicola Pearson: 
speaks Italian and has a Masters in Design Management. 
She has been part of the Bridgewater Team since she graduated from Uni in 2000. 

Nicola's Favourite place in Italy: Procchio bay, island of Elba. Crystal clear waters!
What to eat and drink: Vermentino di Luni & fresh 'Fritto misto'
Where to stay: Villa Camaiore sleeps 8. Walk to Camaiore old town centre. 

Top tip for travellers to ItalyTop tip for travellers: If you're travelling with a baby it's worth knowing that 
not all bottled water in Italy is suitable to give to young children. 
The bottle will display a picture of a baby to show it's baby friendly.


Lucy Pearson:
 graduated from The University of Leeds & worked at the BBC 
before joining the family business in 2007. 

Lucy's favourite place in Italy: Pietrasanta, Tuscany coast. 'City of art and artists'
What to eat and drink: Aperol spritz and 'Antipasto di mare crudo' (not together!)
Where to stay: Villa Oasi overlooking the gulf of NapleView here 

Top tip for travellers to ItalyTop tip for travellers: Don't miss apertivo time: 7pm - 9 pm in most towns, 
the bars serve a selection of complimentary antipasti. Also - always order 
your coffee at the bar in Italy, the price is regulated so you pay the same 
price whether you're in a 5* hotel or a local café


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