What We Do
TuscanDream is a California based full-service travel and wedding planning agency specializing in destination weddings, luxury villa rentals and concierge services in Tuscany, Italy. Whether it’s a romantic getaway, a destination wedding or a company retreat, TuscanDream designs unique, creative and exceptional travel packages tailored to your desires, creating memories that will last forever.
We’re constantly exploring the area to find hidden gems and uncover well-kept secrets for you to enjoy on your trip. Only villas, hotels and inns we have personally stayed in make our final cut of approved vendors and we regularly visit all venues to ensure they live up to our exacting standards, working directly with owners and proprietors. We have the knowledge and experience to access the best resources Tuscany has to offer, including villas, restaurants, attractions and excursions. Once your voyage begins, you are assigned a personal destination specialist who is available to assist you with all your needs along the way.
Our bi-lingual wedding planners are dedicated to designing bespoke weddings, beginning with a personal consultation with the couple-to-be. We take care of all travel requirements and arrange for every activity that is part of an unforgettable Tuscan experience, from spa visits to tours and tastings.
Who We Are
We have assembled a team of the travel industry’s most experienced and knowledgeable specialists to help you realize your vacation or wedding dream.
Carolina Casini – Co-founder and Villa Rental Expert
Carolina was born and raised in Southern Tuscany. After receiving a BA in Marine Biology from the University of Rome, she moved to San Diego where she met John Lockwood, the co-founder of TuscanDream. They quickly discovered they shared many passions, and together developed their vision for creating a luxury travel company to bring the best that Tuscany has to offer to the English- speaking market.
Splitting her time between California and Italy, she has dedicated her professional life to creating best experiences for her clients at TuscanDream. She travels extensively throughout Tuscany, exploring towns, meeting proprietors and local guides, and uncovering some of Italy’s best kept secrets.
Carolina loves sharing her experience and knowledge with her clients. As a result of her experienced and discerning eye, she has been able to select the most outstanding luxury villas, wedding venues, restaurants and attractions that Italy has to offer. After serving as the company’s Senior Wedding Planner for 17 years, she finally found her alter ego and returned to her initial passions: travel, beautiful villas and authentic experiences in Tuscany!
Francesca Nenzi – Partner and Senior Wedding Planner
Born and raised in Tuscany too, Francesca loves to travel and meet new people! She is highly organized and seamlessly combines her professional planning skills with creativity, flexibility and sense of beauty.
Francesca trained in civil engineering at the University of Pisa. She also studied design in college and worked on many interior design projects, one of her passions. As a child, she learned to cook from her great-grandmother, a master of traditional Tuscan cuisine. After college, she spent several years in the restaurant business as a manager and entrepreneur.
A highly organized and detail-oriented team player who is fluent in French and English, Francesca brings her enthusiasm to life through professional wedding planning, using her skills, love for beauty and knowledge of food, wine and décor to TuscanDream. She is driven by making people happy and always goes the extra mile to exceed her clients’ expectations. Her greatest passion is selecting the best locations and vendors that Italy has to offer, creating memorable and beautiful weddings.
Johnny “Buc” Lockwood co-founder of TuscanDream is originally from the Northeast, and now resides in Los Angeles, the TuscanDream headquarters.
He attended Phillips Accademy in Andover, Mass, and graduated from The University of Vermont with a BA in English as a member of both the hockey and baseball teams. He finished his education at The Institute of Politics at Harvard.
Johnny Buc brings his extensive experience from working on Wall Street and in sports and entertainment to TuscanDream. He plans to launch the inaugural TuscanDream Baseball Camp for College Prospects in Tuscany in the summer of 2022. The camp works with top American college baseball coaches and former MLB players in collaboration with Club 42, a dynamic community based in Los Angeles where youth from around the world are cultivated and supported on the pathway to success through sports and other programs. A lover of sports, and driven to help others maximize their potential and achieve their goals, Buc is a co-founder of Club42.
Buc has always been tireless in his search for partnerships and collaborations with organizations that will contribute to the growth and success of TuscanDream.
TuscanDream is committed to providing the highest quality and tailor-made services in Tuscany, reflecting your personality and passions by offering a full-service travel consultancy. We are hard workers who are 100% committed to our customers’ satisfaction, providing a level of knowledge, integrity and honesty unparalleled in the boutique travel industry.
We are there for you every step of the way, from the moment you sit down with us to share your travel dreams to the second you touch down on your flight home from the trip of a lifetime.