Breakfast (colazione) for the typical Italian is not a big meal. The traditional breakfast usually consists of cappuccino and a pastry (a cornetto or brioche) which may be eaten at home or just as likely, at the local bar or cafe. Fortunately for travelers, nearly every hotel in Italy includes breakfast in its nightly room rate and you can expect a self-service buffet. Items usually include various breads, pastries, ham, cheese, yogurt, cereals, Nutella and fruit.
Some of the higher-end hotels (and all hotels used for escorted Italy tours with Perillo Tours, by the way) also serve fresh eggs, something American travelers love to eat. If you want to “live like an Italian” while in Italy, a lighter breakfast is the way to go but…if you need sustenance for all of that touring, don’t be afraid to partake in a big breakfast.
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