what does "half board" mean in Italy?

Feb 19th, 2007, 07:40 AM
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what does "half board" mean in Italy?

Some hotel websites list half board or full board in Italy? What does it mean?

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Feb 19th, 2007, 07:42 AM
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Two meals included, breakfast and lunch or dinner.
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Feb 19th, 2007, 07:43 AM
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It's usually dinner rather than lunch.

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Feb 19th, 2007, 07:44 AM
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Half Board - breakfast and dinner
Full Board - breakfast, lunch, and dinner
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Half board (mezza pensione): Breakfast and one other meal usually dinner included
Full board (pensione completa): Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

This is quite normal at resort hotels (but rarely in cities) in high season, where either is often compulsory. Often pensione menu offers fewer choices than regular menus, and there may be supplement for more expensive dishes.
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Feb 19th, 2007, 07:52 AM
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Thanks everyone! Now what if we just want breakfast because we're travelling to another town? Is that an option?
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Feb 19th, 2007, 07:55 AM
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Ask the hotel if they will just do bed and breakfast
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Feb 19th, 2007, 07:56 AM
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If you are talking about half board, you take the dinner on the day you arrive and finish with breakfast the following day. If mezza pensione is compulsory, you eat at the hotel or you forfeit the cost, as there is no reduction if you don't take it.
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Feb 19th, 2007, 08:42 AM
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Thanks everyone.
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Very good info on this thread, thank you.
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