All breakfasts and dinners are included in the holiday cost.
A continental breakfast is served in the hotel restaurant and includes delicacies such as hams, cheese, eggs, bacon, fruit and pastries.
You'll enjoy dinner in the hotels highly rated restaurant and in local restaurants in Montecatini Terme. Most local restaurants are within a fifteen to twenty minute walking distance from the hotel. Local restaurants allow you 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 we can expect a variety of international and local delicacies such as pasta, risotto, meat and fish!
You’ll be served a freshly prepared three course meal plus a salad buffet at the hotel. You can expect locally produced Tuscan dishes, with soup or pasta for starters, a choice of main dishes, and a tasty dessert.
On one evening you will visit a local farm where you have the opportunity to learn about Italian cuisine, and spend the evening cooking your own traditional Tuscan dinner! Wine tasting will be included too.
In Italy, traditional meals usually have four courses, antipasti, primo, il secondo, and dolce; but this varies depending on restaurants and the regions of Italy.
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, 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.
One light lunch is included on day two. Remaining lunches are not included in the cost of the holiday. Sumptuous markets and food shops are just a short walk from the hotel so picnic supplies of the highest standard will be easily available.