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26 Urbakken
Risør, Aust-Agder, 4950
Norway

+47 90572159 / + 39 320 830 7054

Our specialty is luxury real estate in Tuscany. Our activity is built upon trust, knowledge and a passion for exceeding clients expectations. We are part of a global network of highly respected professionals. In Tuscany, our premiere focus is on the Lucca area. Lucca is a cozy town in the North West of Tuscany that enjoy a particular advantageous geographical location among rolling hills. The Lucca County extends from the Tyrrhenian sea coast on the West to the Apennine mountains on the East and North, with important ski resorts. The city of Lucca is also close to two major airports in Pisa and Florence, respectively 25 km (15.5 miles) and 60 km (37 miles) away. A one hour car journey will take you to the Cinque Terre. Lucca is known for its manifold artistic initiatives, the elegance of its artistic heritage and its still intact walled fortifications that surround the old city. We select our properties with great care and help you realize your Dream.

About us

Our business mission is to assist our clients in every aspect of buying, investing in, selling and managing residential property in Tuscany, Italy.

We build your trust from your first enquiry to getting the keys to your dream property. 

Our unique knowledge of living in Tuscany and the property market - our Managing Partners live part time in Lucca.

Our founder Fabio was born in Pisa, raised in Pisa and Lucca and has a wide network of professionals to serve our customers throughout the purchase process and after.  

 We always try to give the best personal service we can.

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We help you live the dream of a place in Tuscany

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Fabio Manzetti - Founder, (+47 9057 2159 / +39 320 830 7054). Fabio was born in Pisa, Italy and has been living in Oslo, Norway since 1985. Since 2011 he lives partly in Lucca, Italy and partly in Oslo. Fabio speaks fluently English, Norwegian, Italian and understands Danish, Swedish, French and Spanish. He has over 35 years experience in the corporate world, with leading positions both in Italy, Norway and the US. Fabio is economist from Pisa University and Stockholm School of Economics. He is the founder and Chairman of FMGroup and of Paradise in Tuscany – a branch of FMGroup.

Mari Manzetti - Founder (+47 99 78 6969 / +39 333 667 2972). Mari was born in Horten, Norway. Mari has her educational background in Marketing, Sales and Communication, Coaching and Interior Design. Mari has served as manager of important Norwegian companies and that has given her an impressive professional network. Mari speaks Norwegian, English and Italian.

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David R. Perry - Partner, (+1 602 820 8181). David was born in Beverly Hills, and educated in the United States and Europe, David is the son of three-time Wimbledon, U.S. Open, French & Davis Cup tennis champion, Fred J. Perry. Because of his family and business background he has developed close personal relationships with a number of most influential individuals throughout the world.

Having an extensive licensing, financial and marketing background David has been selling & buying estate residential properties, for high profile and celebrity clients for the past 34 years in Beverly Hills and Phoenix with more than 1 Billion Dollars in personal sales.

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John Holt – Partner (+44 7972 001 512). John is British; he was born in Worcestershire and brought up in London before studying and achieving degrees from The University of Sheffield and Imperial College, University of London.

John has lived in the UK, The Netherlands and New Zealand. His corporate career is in HSE and Sustainability where he has some 25years experience, working in 29 countries across multiple sectors. He has held senior functional roles in Rolls-Royce, Anglo-American and Shell with extensive consulting experience gained with KPMG. Currently he is managing his own management consultancy and also provides specialist Non-Executive Director services.

John brings experience of excellence in customer services and working in cross cultural environments.


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Claudio Forghieri - Associate, (+39 392 328 4552). Claudio is a very talented and well respected professional in all the fields of real estate development.

In addition to being a ParadiseinTuscany Associate, Claudio has his own Company, servicing clients who want to build and / or restructure both commercial and residential properties.

Claudio has also had a number of important assignments from the public sector related to city and regional planning.

We are proud to offer our clients both our knowledge and our network, including the network encompassing reliable and qualified craftsman, architects, interior designers and tax experts in Tuscany, especially in the Lucca County - a resource that turns out to be invaluable in realizing your dream of a luxury villa in Tuscany. If you would rather buy a vineyard, or a cozy flat in the old town - we will cater to your needs.

Contact us for more information. We look forward to helping you realize your Dream!