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“Home from home in the Italian hills”
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Relax in the evening - so peaceful
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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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501 reviews
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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Doctor_Da...
London
1 review
“Home from home in the Italian hills”
Reviewed 25 August 2009 for a stay in August 2009

A holiday in Ian and Bob's place is one of the most relaxing experiences you can imagine. The house and appartments are really comfortable, and the location and views are magnificent. I particularly appreciated the decent size of the pool - 15m - which means you can have a proper swim. A family with two young children were there when we were, and they were having a great time - so its good for kids too. Local restaurants a short drive away are very good,.
The Marche is refreshingly empty of tourists, but has some lovely places to visit. Ascoli Piceno at Carnivale is fun, as are Macerata and most of the hilltop villages. Assisi is two hours away, and can be done as a day trip. There are good beaches within easy reach, but don't go there when the Italians do (late August).

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Tim-Bobbi...
London
2 reviews
“A Hidden Gem!”
Reviewed 23 August 2009 for a stay in August 2009

My second visit to Casal dei Fichi – I had previously been here in February when I enjoyed the mild, spring-like climate while England was still freezing. This time, the hot, sunny days made the swimming pool very inviting.
Ian and Bob have done a great job in sensitively restoring and converting the old farmhouse into six self-catering apartments, all fitted-out to a high standard. And the quiet location, with panoramic views across the valley is quite something.
I particularly enjoyed strolling out to the vegetable garden and picking fresh ingredients for a lunchtime salad – I felt like Jamie Oliver! One of the highlights of the week was the Italian cookery course that we did nearby. Also great fun was the evening visit to the nearby village where they were holding a festival with food stalls and entertainment, to celebrate pork and potatoes!
This is a great base for exploring an unspoilt, un-touristy part of Italy and a hire car is a must to explore the surrounding countryside and historic towns. It’s also worth knowing, that Le Marche is the main area for Italian shoe making. Some of the famous designer labels have factory outlet shops in the area, where there are bargains to be had. Alternatively, in high summer, Casal dei Fichi is simply a great place to enjoy the sunshine, local food, wine and to chill out.

Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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LSMCheshi...
Cheshire
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“The best holiday in ages simply superb!!”
Reviewed 18 August 2009 for a stay in August 2009

Having just returned from a weeks stay at Casal dei Fichi we already want to go back!! Ian and Bob are the perfect hosts, the rooms are fantastic and there are superb views all around Casal dei Fichi of what has to be one of the most beautiful parts of Italy. The kids had a fantastic time too spending days in the pool, visiting nearby villages or playing with Ian and Bobs dogs Hattie and Balso. Its a great base for exploring the region too. Would highly recomend Casal dei Fichi and we will certainly be going back.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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wozmax
london
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19 reviews
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“Believe the hype!”
Reviewed 18 August 2009 for a stay in August 2009

Like many people, we booked our stay at Casal dei Fichi after reading the article in The Observer. The apartments are absolutely fantastic and offer everything you could possibly need. Bob and Ian couldn't be more friendly or helpful, but manage to do this without being 'in your face' or intrusive. The set-up has been very well thought-out and means that you can be as sociable or as private as you like. We loved eating outside every evening, using veg and herbs picked fresh from the garden and admiring the stunning views (usually in the company of Bob and Ian's very friendly dogs!). In a word - faultless!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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ejfw
Bristol uk
1 review
“Everything you need for a perfect holiday”
Reviewed 18 August 2009 for a stay in August 2009

Casal Dei Fichi is the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday. The accomodation is bright and spacious and the views are fantastic. Bob and Ian are the perfect hosts. Our children loved Pizza night , the fantastic pool and of course Bouzo and Hattie. We all want to return soon.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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