Breakfasts and dinners at the hotel are included in the holiday charge and will be taken in the hotel. Breakfast is buffet style with a selection of cereal, cold meats, tomatoes, cheeses, fruits, rolls and jams.
Dinner is a fixed four course menu with a starter, pasta, a main course and dessert. Sometimes you may be required to choose your pasta and main course choice the night before. The hotel specialises in delicious Sicilian traditional recipes, with usually a choice of fish or meat dishes. Vegetarian diets can also be catered for. Drinks are not included.
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 a local cafe during the day.
Please note: For later flight arrivals, dinner on arrival at the hotel will be a light meal consisting of items such as salad, cold meats and bread.