Discover all that beautiful, idyllic Italy has to offer

Late availability discounts from Bridgewater Travel for May and June

Pietrasanata is one of Tuscany’s best kept secrets. Just 3 km from the coast, mountains and sea blend together beautifully in Pietrasanta, a small Medieval town known as the ‘city of art and artists’. 

Pietrasanta 2


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Once loved by Michelangelo, (who lived and studied in the Pietrasanta) today the town is a Mecca for international artists such as Bottero and Mitorai. The old town square is filled with sculpture exhibits and houses a cathedral that looks like it belongs in a large city. The cobbled streets radiating from the main piazza are lined with fine restaurants, authentic trattorias, elegant pavement cafes and bijoux boutiques. in the high season, traffic is restricted in the narrow streets, allowing the artists to set up their easels and show off their latest masterpieces.
Pietrasanta is a year round destination and you don’t even need a car: the train station has regular connections to Renassance Florence, Pisa and the ancient walled city of Lucca. Pisa airport is only a 30 minute drive
During July and August the Puccini opera festival takes place at by the lakeside at Torre del Lago. Bridgewater can help arrange tickets and transfers (20 mins by car)
Discover the beauty of the Tuscan countryside surrounding Pietrasanta; The Apuan alps form a stunning mountain backdrop for Versilia’s golden beaches. The foothills of the alps are peppered with olivegroves, historical villages, beautiful churches, luxury villas and rustic trattorias. The countryside and mountain scenery is breathtaking! The majority of villas with private pools are situated in the hillsides surrounding Pietrasanta and Camaiore – a tranquil location with a slower pace of life yet within easy reach of the historic old towns and the golden beaches of Versilia
Here’s a link to just some of the properties which we manage. Bridgewater has an office in Pietrasanta old town so we are on hand should guests need any help at all.
Bridgewater are offering up to 10% off May and June rentals, to find out more go to
Barry and Christine Pearson (Bridgewater’s founders) began renting villas on the Tuscan coast 40 years ago – so as you can imagine no-one knows this area better than we do! Now in our second generation, we remain a family run company and this area of Italy still our specialist area of expertise although today we are also pleased to offer the same level of service and quality accommodation in other beautiful areas of Italy

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