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Relax in the evening - so peaceful
Your apartment has lots of room and wide open views. A pool with a view
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Relax in the evening - so peaceful
Your apartment has lots of room and wide open views.
A pool with a view
Shall we take a drive out this afternoon or just take it easy and look at the view?
Maybe you fancy apartment Ricci with a spiral staircase?
Your own private garden - would you like lunch here?
One of the things you really want is a good nights sleep
Fancy a swim? or maybe just take it easy and read your magazine
Are you joining us for our free pizza party on Monday?
We think a nice bathroom is so important
Extensive landscaped grounds means there is space for everyone
Get lost in a big big bed!
Sunflowers everywhere in the summer
If there is anything else you need, just ask
Now maybe that is the spot to chill-out this afternoon!
I never get tired of that view!
We have lots of lavender by the steps to the pool
There is everything I need in this kitchen
Each apartment has a  unique feature
What do you fancy for lunch?
Shall we have a game of Bocce on the top lawn?
Not too much around to disturb you
There are always lots of places to sit, relax and look at the view.
Take a trip up to the mountains - spectacular!
Breakfast in bed? -  relax, you deserve it
I wonder what's in that little town over there on the hill? let's ask Bob & Ian
Sit for a while - no need to rush around here!
Lunch in your own private garden.
Lets pick something from the veggie garden for lunch
I want to find a beautiful bay on the Conero today
Lets go for a walk in the grounds
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Francavilla d'Ete, Province of Fermo, Marche

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r k
Vancouver, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“We fell in love with this place, lived up and way beyond expectations”
Reviewed 8 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We chose to stay at Casal dei Fichi as the last destination for our honeymoon trip that spanned Crete, Lyon, Paris, Bologna and we can wholeheartedly say that our stay at Casal dei Fichi was the best part of our honeymoon trip by a wide, wide margin.

I chose to stay at Casal dei Fichi, initially solely based on the 300+ reviews that all gave it 5 stars. As our trip to Casal dei Fichi was nearing, I was a bit nervous that my wife might get bored staying what seemed like middle of nowhere, but it turned out that not only did we have a lot of fun, we both fell in love with the place and will definitely be returning back and staying for a longer time, this time we were there for about 8 days.

Bob and Ian, the two gents that own this place, these two gents were always so friendly, patient and took time to answer hundreds of emails I might have sent them with all sorts of questions about, are there restaurants nearby? Are there supermarkets? Farmers markets? Is the beach near? etc. Bob and Ian were also kind enough to pick us up and drop us off at the train station, the level of hospitality they showed to me and my new wife cannot be put into words, all I can say is that they were beyond anything I expected.

Pizza parties were great like all the other reviewers may have mentioned, but most fail to mention how delicious are the pizzas that are made, along with the delicious wine that is served with it, we loved the pizza parties and were lucky enough to be able to attend 2 of them.

We stayed in the Rossini apartment and realized that the place is bigger than it looks in the photos we saw. The apartment is quite spacious actually and has everything you can think of for daily living, potato peeler to CD collection, it felt like home because Bob and Ian had thought of all the things that may be needed (I asked them about it). The apartment was very clean, very comfortable and we had no problems sleeping.

The amenities we used most often was the swimming pool that is surrounded by lavender flowers that smells so good, we wish we had spent more time by the pool, something we surely will do on our next trip there. We also did our laundry there, which was quite helpful.

The location may seem like its far away, in reality there are towns and villages in almost every direction about 15~20 minutes away. Each of these towns has restaurants, shops, bakeries, etc. Basically anything that is available in a big city can be found in these towns and villages, some of which are not as small as they look on the map. It does involve driving and car rental is almost required, the driving itself is pretty easy and the road signs are easy to follow. Drivers tend to tailgate quite closely here and everyone seems to do it.

Although Bob and Ian were the true gems of Casal dei FIchi, their dogs Balzo and Hattie were so awesome and also did their part of hospitality with their friendliness.

If you are like I was and reading these reviews and wondering if you should come here, I would really encourage you to take the chance. Of course this is assuming that you are after a relaxing holiday, if you are looking for night life and clubbing than this may not be the place for you.

I loved Casal dei Fichi and although we live far away, we will definitely be returning to visit it again, hopefully for our 1st anniversary!

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Liked best: Bob and Ian, the pizza party, veggies from the garden, truly fantastic restaurants recommnded by Bob and Ian (each one was so good)
Liked least: Leaving!
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Your age range 35-49
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GoAndrew
Hereford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Restful haven”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We were delighted to finally visit Casal dei Fichi, which has come to us highly recommended, and to meet the owners Bob & Ian. This is a wonderful place to stay, even with the rare spell of bad weather we had during our stay it was easy to appreciate what a lovely location it isin. The apartments are fully equipped with all that you need for an enjoyable stay and the pool refreshingly large enough to actually swim in (rather than just cool off in). Pizza night was fun and very filling! Enjoy!

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kadanka
Wurzburg, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Casal dei Fichi exceeded our expectations in every way.”
Reviewed 27 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We stayed with Bob and Ian for 2 weeks, it was just wonderful. After about 10 minutes there we already felt at home, thanks to a warm welcome from both Bob and Ian and the dogs.
Everything about Casal dei Fichi is exceptional. The view, the apartment, the home laid, collect-your-own eggs, the hand picked vegetables from the garden, the fantastic help and attention you get from Bob and Ian and the tranquility.
Our children loved the pizza party Bob and Ian host every week and were very pleased to be so welcome.
The area has a lot to offer. Many beautiful old towns are in driving distance and Bob and Ian know the area very well.
Both Casal dei Fichi and the area are still off the beaten track and are a true gem.
We will most certainly come back and see how these very cute kittens are growing up- and to read another book under a tree in the wonderful garden!

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Liked best: Feeling at home. The hosts, the animals, the pizza party and the hand picked veg.
Liked least: Leaving again, mountain roads in the area
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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“Great Stay No 2”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Made my second visit to Casal dei Fichi recently. I first visited a few years ago, it was a lovely place to visit then and is even better now. Hosts Bob & Ian made me feel right at home once again in this lovely region of Italy, great for eating out, for exploring the rolling landscape and interesting hill top towns and with some good beaches an easy drive away. The apartments are more spacious and more comfortable than I remember and of course very peacefull for that all important good night's sleep. Thank you Bob & Ian for another great visit.

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Liked best: Peacefull & rural location - great place to relax
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Bonnie K
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A home away from home (but much, much nicer)”
Reviewed 12 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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This was our first vacation as a family - hubby, me and 7 month old bubba - and it will definitely go down as one of the most memorable. First of all, Bob and Iain made sure that we had all the baby stuff: cot, bath, high chair and a trip to the local supermarket to stock up on baby food.Secondly, the flat we stayed in was a spacious, beautifully decorated 1-bedroom with a fully prepped kitchen, big bathroom, large bedroom (king-sized bed + cot + wardrobes and space to spare!), and generous open plan kitchen and living room. If I could move that flat back to London as-is, I would... It was just that comfortable.

In one week which passed way too quickly, we got a great flavour of Le Marche's treats: spritz and cafe in Mogliano - a quaint little town nearby - two of Le Marche's beaches, and several restaurants which served up some fab seafood and local fayre. The hubby also borrowed one of the mountain bikes to go riding on the hilly landscape, which was easy to do as there was very light traffic.

The Casal itself is beautifully done and well restored. Every detail has been taken care of and Bob & Ian are always around if you need anything. We were lucky to pick cherries and lettuce from their garden and there's always a bottle of their own pressed olive oil and wine from the local vineyard in the flat.

It was so relaxing to wake up every morning to the views of rolling, green countryside lit by the Italian sun. The baby also enjoyed eating outside by the pool and taking his first dip. The highlight of the stay: the weekly pizza party where I made my first wood-oven pizza :0). Apparently, it was yummy :0)

The Casal dei Fichi visit will definitely become an annual one - it really is a home away from home - but with so many more benefits!

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Liked best: Pizza party and the comfy apartment.
Liked least: Should have booked a longer vacay.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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