Italy is so much more than just a holiday destination to us. The country has become part of who we are – the backdrop for so many happy family memories since 1973. Today, the allure of Italy keeps pulling us back – We’ve lived and worked between Italy and the UK for over four decades, so nobody knows this wonderful country better than we do. Even after all this time – this wonderful country never fails to delight us with each new visit.
Barry and Christine Pearson began renting villas on the Tuscan coast in 1973……47 years on, Bridgewater’s Idyllic Italy remains family owned and managed by the Pearson sisters: Nicola and Lucy.
We were lucky enough to grow up spending our summers in Lucca & on the Tuscan coast – travelling extensively throughout Tuscany with our parents on their contracting trips. Hours of hot car journeys through Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Siena & San Gimignano, Arezzo & Cortona – made bearable by the promise of jumping in the pool & Italian hospitality upon arrival!
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.