Breakfasts and dinners are included. Breakfasts are taken at our hotels and are usually continental buffet style with a hot and cold selection.
We will dine in the hotel throughout our stay in Selinunte due to the hotels isolated location. Dinners here will usually be buffet style serving both traditional and international cuisine. During the rest of the holiday, we will have a mixture of dinners in hotels and restaurants. Usually we can expect a variety of international and local delicacies such as pasta, risotto, meat and fish! We can fully immerse ourselves in the culture and enjoy the delicious Italian cuisine.
In Italy, traditional meals usually have four courses, antipasto or antipasti, primo, il secondo, and dolce; but this varies depending on restaurants and the regions of Italy.
Antipasto and Antipasti are a traditional course in formal Italian meals and translate as 'before the meal' as they are usually before the primo course. Antipasto refers to one portion and Antipasti refers to more than one portion. This usually includes cured meats such as salami, pepperoni, prosciutto or mortadella. Rich cheeses such as fresh mozzarella, gouda, provolone or Parmigiana-Reggiano are also included. Seafood like shrimp, anchovies and salmon are sometimes included too.
The first course, known as primo, is served as an appetiser and usually consists of rich pasta, soup or risotto. The main course is called il secondo and usually includes meat, fish or vegetarian. The dolce refers to the dessert and ends a traditional Italian meal. Coffee usually follows too.
Lunches are not included and are usually taken as picnics or in local cafés. Note: Depending on flight arrival times, dinner at the hotel on day 1 may be a light meal consisting of a cold platter selection.