You mentioned HF Holidays. Last fall, we joined an HF Holiday group
on a walking tour in Southern Italy and thoroughly enjoyed it. Like
you we wouldn't usually go with a tour group but for this type of
holiday it was ideal.
Our one complaint was that the food was a bit unappealing which is
certainly a shame when one is in Italy but, from friends who have
stayed in them, I understand that the HF owned hotels in the UK are
Sounds like a good idea to me.
Judy Abbotsford BC