Breakfast and dinners are included in the holiday price. We dine in the hotels restaurant, La Prepositura. It is located in the old oil mill below the hotel and is very characteristic with medieval vaulted ceilings and terracotta flooring. Many of the original features have been preserved.
Breakfast is a wonderful buffet with a variety of food choices, including a hot and cold selection, plus a number of fresh tarts and cakes baked by the hotel.
We enjoy a four course evening meal each evening which usually includes a starter, pasta, main course and dessert. Wine is also included. The hotel can cater very well for dietary requirements so please make us aware at the time of booking. Italian dishes are usually created using locally sourced fresh ingredients. Usually we can expect a variety of international and local delicacies such as pasta, risotto, meat and fish!
In Italy, traditional meals usually have four courses, antipasto or antipasti, primoo, 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 can usually be purchased from local cafes or supermarkets.