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About Bridgewater Travel

Your Bridgewater team (Christine, Nicola and Lucy Pearson) look forward to speaking with you and being your hosts in Italy very soon! 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.

Christine, Nicola and Lucy Pearson
Your Bridgwater's Idyllic Italy Team


Barry and Christine Pearson began renting villas on Tuscany's golden coast in 1973. This area of Italy still remains our specialist area of expertise although we are pleased to offer the same level of service and quality accommodation in other beautiful areas of Italy such as the Tuscan countryside, Umbria, Italian lakes, Campania, Sicily, Sardinia, Le Marche, Lazio, Puglia & Veneto. Bridgewater's Idyllic Italy remains family owned and managed by the Pearson family. Christine, Nicola and Lucy Pearson speak Italian and have an excellent knowledge of this wonderful country, its regions, food, history and culture. We will support you through the process of sourcing the perfect villa for your holiday and be on hand should you require assistance during your stay.

Barry and Christine Pearson


CHRISTINE PEARSON: fluent in Italian. Lived in Italy for many years before
settling in the UK. 

Christine's Favourite place in Italy: Florence. I lived there when I was 17.
What to eat and drink: A good Barolo and 'Tagliata con rucola'
Where to stay: Luxury Villa La Regina di Santo Stefano. 6Km Montaione. View here

Top tip for travellers to ItalyTop tip for travellers:
 It's worth taking a drive in to the hillside behind Pietrasanta & Camaiore on the Tuscan coast - you will find some of the most authentic, family run restaurants that Tuscany has to offer. Traditional recipes handed down through generations & cooked using local organic fayre - like 'Mamma' used to make.


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.


 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: Apartment Filippo sleeps 5. Walk to piazza, cycle to beach. View 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


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. Book online or contact us today - we will create a memorable holiday which will allow you to experience the best that Italy has to offer. 


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

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