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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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Byron J
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Idyllic location, superb accommodation, and highly attentive and welcoming hosts”
Reviewed 25 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Casal Dei Fichi is simply a magical place, run by two very special people; Bob and Ian. Nothing is too much trouble for them, and they have excellent local knowledge and advice. The accommodation is typically Italian, yet spacious and of the highest standard, and with views to die for. They have done a superb job in renovating and converting this once derelict farm house and the whole estate is well designed and managed. The owners have high standards but their management of the property and grounds is understated and never imposing. The pool area is lovely with plenty of quality loungers and parasols. Bob's tomatoes in his veg garden are the sweetest I've ever tasted, with the help of the wonderful Italian summer sun.
Their pizza night is a stroke of genius, as it's on Monday so gives everyone a chance to meet up at the start of the week and get to know each other, helped along by copious amounts of Italian wine from the local vineyards. Be prepared to be judged on your pizza making skills by the competition but it's all great fun even if your pizza goes wrong like mine did. You can have another go and everyone shares each others pizza. Ian's pear and gorgonzola pizza should be protected by copyright - it's so good! The guests' children came a close second though, with their sweet Nutella pizza! Locally, there are many fab restaurants charging ridiculously low prices for great Italian food, and guided by Bob and Ian's recommendations (I think they've eaten in all of them!) you can't go wrong. Pizza and past dishes for €5-6 and "Secondi" (e.g. grilled lamb or veal T-bone steaks for around €10-12. Wine is around €3 for a half litre jug. My wife and I liked to order all 4 courses but in the interests of our waistline, we shared an antipasta, primi piatti and dolci, and went our separate ways with the secondi. Even with wine and a large bottle of mineral water (€1), the bills were under €50.
Combine the quality accommodation, wonderful setting, welcoming and helpful hosts and local Italian culture and food, and you cannot do better than Casal Dei Fichi. We'll definitely be returning - I only wish it was next week!

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Liked best: Quality of accommodation, location and service
Liked least: Leaving !
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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MarriedIn
Macclesfield, UK
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“Perfect”
Reviewed 22 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We have returned here many times now and Casal Dei Fichi never fails to impress. The apartments are so well appointed and so well kitted out, they are extremely clean, comfortable and spacious.
Then there is the view, which is quite simply stunning.
What is unusual here for self catering apartments is that the owners, Bob and Ian, live on site and are on hand if you want some help, ideas or just a natter! Touches like the complimentary pizza party on a Monday night and the vegetable patch where you can pick some fresh salad for lunch really set this place apart.
The surrounding area is very beautiful with lovely hilltop towns, amazing restaurants and the coast not too far away.
For us a stay at Casal Dei Fichi is a perfect holiday.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Coming home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Di O
Bozeat, Northants
2 reviews
“Our holiday idyll that never fails to delight!”
Reviewed 22 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We returned to the beautiful Casal dei fichi this summer and yet again enjoyed an extremely happy holiday, returning home relaxed and refreshed and looking forward to our next visit! Everything about this place is perfect - the stunning setting, the superbly equipped and very comfortable apartment, the gardens from which guests can pick fresh vegetables and herbs, the swimming pool area with its wonderful views and the friendly and super-helpful owners, Ian and Bob, for whom nothing is too much trouble. We combined our time relaxing 'at home' with visits to local villages, festivals, restaurants and a fabulous boat trip at the coast. The infamous 'Monday pizza night' at Casal dei fichi was, as always, a blast and gave us the opportunity to meet the other guests in an informal and fun way! As the evening progressed, the competition to produce the most creative pizza intensified and a lot of laughs were had by all. Yet again an amazing time in this idyllic place that has everything...not forgetting the adorable Balzo and Hattie! We couldn't wait to get back and made our reservation for May before we left! Ci vediamo presto!

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Fjl43
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“Fab Italian farmhouse apartments with welcoming hosts who create an environment perfect for relaxation and rejuvenation.”
Reviewed 20 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We've just returned from a fabulous holiday at Casa dei Fichi with our 2 young children. The apartments are just perfect as a base to explore the Marche region with a number of villages close by and the beach within half an hour. The facilities are great - the pool is a perfect depth for young swimmers and there is also an extensive range of DVDs available to watch - our children have become film buffs during the holiday. Credit to Bob and Ian, the owners, for creating a wonderful atmosphere at Casa dei Fichi - the pizza nights at the start of the week are a brilliant touch that enables the guests in each of the apartments to sample and create their own pizzas as well as get to know each other - for our children it was a great opportunity for them to make friends who they then played with for the rest of the holiday which meant we also got some bonus R&R time! We highly recommend Casa dei Fichi and look forward to visiting again in the near future.

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TheFunkyM...
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37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Five star on trip advisor for a reason....”
Reviewed 11 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

When you arrive somewhere and the reviews and photos are a fair representation of the place you're visiting it's a blessing, but to turn up and it's better than you could have imagined is a real treat and this is exactly what we found.
Casal dei Fichi is down a track away from any road and positioned in such a way that you are treated to (from the pool too) a truly stunning view, hilltop villages, farmhouses, olive groves, sunflowers etc.
Bob and Ian are so incredibly friendly, hosting a pizza night on a Monday and handing out tips and advice when it's needed to give you a trouble free tour of the local areas and places of interest that are slightly further afield.
We chose the Leopardi apartment as it had the balcony and a (more than adequate) double sofa bed for our 6ft 15 year old. The kitchen has everything you need should you wish to eat in and why wouldn't you when you can pick fresh veg and herbs from the garden and complimentary olive oil straight from Bob and Ian's trees?
Our bathroom was really nicely done, the bedroom was perfectly furnished and the living area was spacious and received the sun all day until around 5 by which time we were taking an afternoon swim and cool down in the pool. There can't be many pools in Italy with a much better view than this.
The area around Francavilla d'ete has everything for the travellers, walkers, photographers and lovers of the Italian cuisine. You really are in Italy proper. 99% of the locals speak no English which is the most fun. Remember your phrase book and you'll be fine because the locals are also incredibly friendly as long as you try!
A portion of paradise with a cherry (an olive would probably be more apt but hey-ho) on top.
Thanks again Bob and Ian for everything.

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Liked best: There really is too much to choose from.
Liked least: Moving on....
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Joanna M
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“An amazing place to stay!”
Reviewed 10 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

This was our first stay at Casal Dei Fichi (with husband and two children 8 and 12 years). We will definitely be going back. It is a stunningly location and the surrounding countryside and small towns are beautiful with lots of good food and wine to enjoy and places to visit. The kids loved the pizza night and had great fun with Hattie and Balzo and playing in the beautiful pool. There is a very laid back feel at Casal Dei Fichi and Bob and Ian are excellent hosts with expert knowledge of the area and restaurants! Our apartment (Rossini) was extremely well appointed and spacious with great attention to detail. We couldn't have asked for a more relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

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Liked best: The view, pool and friendly hosts
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Young Children
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Geert B
Kontich, Belgium
2 reviews
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“A paradisiacal location and accommodation!!!”
Reviewed 9 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We stayed at Casa Dei Fichi July, 2013.
As well the information and reservation as the hospitallity during our stay of Bob and Ian were great and very helpfull.
Upon arrival we received a very personal and enthusiastic welcome as well as some local gifts.
The apartment was beautiful, big, well equipped, according to website and clean.
The accomodation was great: the panoramic view, the pool, the garden, the fig trees, the kitchen garden, the private terrace per apartment and the very practical fly screens to provide cool restfull nights after hot Italian summer days.
We very much liked Bob and Ian's initiative about a pizza evening for all the guests giving the opportunity to meet the other guests in a very informal and tasty (!) way.
We also liked the central location to discover Le Marche cities as well as the Adriatic coast and beaches.
To summarize: Bob and Ian (and Balzo and Hattie) are great hosts, very friendly and helpfull, and a very good knowledge of the area. We had a great holiday and we can the many positive reviews on Tripadvisor most definite confirm.
We have always said that we do not go on holiday twice in the same location with Casa dei Fichi it is the first time that we are not sure that we will stuck to this rule as it was our best vacation ever!

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Liked best: The view, the hospitallity of Bob and Ian, the accomodation and of course the pizza evening!
Liked least: Access to wifi
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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