The holiday is on a half board basis with breakfasts and dinners provided in the highly rated hotel restaurant.
Buffet breakfasts offer a wide selection including cereals, eggs, fruit, rolls, ham, cheese, fruit juice, yogurt, pastries and cakes.
Dinner includes five courses consisting of soup, salad, three choices of starter, three choices of main and dessert. There is a different choice of menu every night. Vegetarians and those with special dietary requirements are very well catered for. The house wine is superb and surprisingly good value in such an inviting restaurant. 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, 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.