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 soup, salad, choices of starters, choices of main dishes and a 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 you can expect a variety of international and local delicacies such as pasta, risotto, meat and fish!
In Italy, traditional meals may include primo, il secondo, and dolce, sometimes in addition to antipasto or antipasti; 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. Primo can be 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 in the cost of the holiday. They can be taken as picnics brought by local cafes, mountain huts or shops.