All breakfasts are included and are taken at the hotel. Buffet breakfasts include fresh fruit, bread, yogurt, ham, meat and a selection of cakes and pastries.
Six three course dinners are included and are taken in a mixture of the hotel restaurants and local restaurants. Dinner on one day is not included to allow you to explore the area independently. Local restaurants allow us to enjoy an authentic experience and sometimes lively atmosphere in a traditional Italian restaurant along with local diners and the Italian hospitality. 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.
One light lunch is included at a local deli or cafe during your time in Ragusa.
Please note that the dinner at the hotel on the first evening may be a light meal if flight times mean a late arrival into Sicily.
During the festive holiday dates, you'll spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in the hotel's restaurant where you enjoy a delicious festive dinner with local delicacies. Christmas Eve is celebrated more than Christmas Day in Italy. Christmas Eve is celebrated with a large feast known as La Vigilia where seafood is served. According to an old Catholic tradition, it's meant to purify your body ahead of a religious celebration. You will request a meat and vegetarian dish is also served. Christmas Day is usually quieter and families eat and gather around the Christmas tree at home. You'll celebrate Christmas Day with a quieter but delicious festive large lunch or dinner in the hotel restaurant.