Breakfasts and dinners are included in the holiday. Breakfast is a buffet style with a selection such as cereal, cold meats, tomatoes, cheeses, fruits, rolls and jams.
Some dinners are taken in the hotels highly rated restaurant, the Sine Tempore. You will be served a three course traditional Sicilian dinner made from locally sourced produce and fresh ingredients, with usually a choice of fish or meat dishes. Vegetarian diets can also be catered for. During the summer, the outdoor garden and courtyard area is opened for dinner too. The restaurant is also open to local residents and other tourists.
Two dinners are taken in local restaurants, giving us the opportunity to sample the excellent Italian cuisine and local wines. We'll enjoy an authentic experience and sometimes lively atmosphere in a traditional Italian restaurant along with local diners and the Italian hospitality.
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 lunch is included during our time in Motta Camastra where an impressive street lunch will be provided for us. Remaining 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.