Expert Wine Tour Guide and Best Driver in Tuscany
WE ARE EXTREMELY PROUD TO BE THE WINNERS OF THE
GLOBAL AWARDS 2022/23 AFTER TWO YEARS OF RESILIENCE.
WE THANK EVERY SINGLE CLIENT, TRAVEL AGENT AND COLLABORATOR WHO HELPED COOLTOURS® IN MAKING THIS HAPPEN THIS YEAR!
HI EVERYBODY THIS IS ANNA your personal wine guide and tour leader!
I'm a certified professional driver, tour leader and sommelier.... all in one and I'm looking forward to hearing from you and what you will like to do on your upcoming trip to Tuscany.
Being an expert I will be able to help you on how to best use your time according to your main interests and I'll be ready to guide and drive you around the most amazing and juicy wine regions, giving you educational wine tours to taste high quality Chianti Classico, top Brunello di Montalcino, suggesting you boutique wineries where you will feel like home and you'll be away from tourists traps: exclusive locations, friendly people and high quality wines are a must for me .
Unique off the beaten path villages, historical towns and scenic routes have to be part of each sightseeing journey with me so be ready for amazing drives, picturesque spots and bring your cameras!
What about food? Someone says I'm obsessed about it and about the right food and wine pairing but forgive me, I'm a sommelier and I can't forget this plus I'm a foodie and I really want to eat healthy, fresh and local everywhere I go so I can I give you anything different?
So if you think I already shared a lot with you just in few lines, you got it:
I am the right person for you and for your sightseeing and wine tours in Tuscany!
A day with Cooltours® by Anna is the highlight of your trip, a true Tuscany experience with your "professional" friendly tuscan guide.
If you want to "feel" my personality listen to some podcasts I have been hosted to How to tour Italy and Total Tuscany
Since 2012 Cooltours® is a leader company for driving services and guided wine tours in Tuscany
In 2016 Cooltours® became a registered trade mark for its standards of quality
Since 2016 I'm an official third level sommelier (wine expert) graduated with the Italian Association of Sommeliers (AIS Toscana)
How did Cooltours® start?
I got two degrees, one in Foreign Languages and one in Modern Cultures at the University of Florence and soon I started working as interpreter and this gave me the chance to travel all over Europe for two years and to develop my will of being among people although in a very informal and friendly way (totally the reverse when you work as an interpreter!).
As a "tuscany adopted" I felt a desire to really melt with the locals so I followed a training which resulted in a certification in Informazione Accoglienza Territoriale e Turistica (IAT) and by chance I ended working at an award winning winery producing both Chianti Classico and Supertuscan wines.
It is there that I started to learn technically about winemaking cause I still remember when the winemaker asked me what did I know about winemaking during my interview, I was going to answer "I open the wine bottle and drink it"!
From the winery to the tour business.... and after more than 6 years collaborating as a driver/tour escort for several upscale companies and tour operators Cooltours® by Anna was born in 2012 as a one-woman business.
Cooltours® deals directly with private clients but I also partnered with several travel agencies and tour operators who sponsor my unique driving services and my Tuscany experiences to their clients.
Cooltours® can satisfy any request all over Italy since we have a net of English speaking drivers for every destination and type of service besides drivers for daily tours
We are all NCC so we are holders of an official license as a state-register driver ( so we can legally pick you up and drop you off at the doorstep of your lodgings in town, we do not need to set up a meeting point, we have access to any Italian city center)