Originally recommended by a friend about 10 years ago. We had a very good holiday with Collett's in the Dolomites.
Although I couldn't join in with any of the guided walks, I really appreciated the communal meals with the staff and other guests, all of whom were very friendly and welcoming. The staff really were exceptional in making sure that everybody was enjoying their stay and making the most of what they wanted to do.
I found plenty to do on my own, using the excellent local buses, boats, cable cars and chair lifts, following parts of the easier walks, joining an orchid walk guided by the Tourist Board and watching the Corpus Christi procession.