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“A great stay in the heart of Italy”
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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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OntheEdge...
Vancouver, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A great stay in the heart of Italy”
Reviewed 25 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Casal dei Fichi lives up to its website. Ian and Bob are great hosts who took care of us above and beyond. The Casal and its rooms are as advertised so no unwanted surprises there. The grounds, pool and garden were beautiful and so were the views. To enjoy your stay, you really need a car if for no other reason than getting the groceries. There are no meals provided at the Casal so you do have to forage for yourself but hey, that's half the fun of a stay in Le Marche - getting to know the little villages in the region. They gave us great tips on restaurants so we wouldn't have to cook all the time. If you want to experience what Tuscany must have been like 20 years ago - this is the region and place for your next trip. But don't tell anyone :o) We will definitely return.

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Liked best: The atmosphere, location, Ian and Bob
Liked least: Not enough towels - in a damp stone house nothing dries quickly
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Andrea C
Newport, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Bella!”
Reviewed 19 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We spent 5 nights with Bob and Ian who were perfect hosts at Casal Dei Fichi. The appartments are very comfortable and in a great location for exploring the beautiful Le Marche. A lazy day by the pool is exquisite with the fine views all around, equally exploration of the hidden italian gem on your doorstep. Highly recomended.

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maragna
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 18 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

This was our second visit to Casal dei Fichi, and it was as wonderful as we remembered it - even more so actually! The lovely apartments are spacious and furnished with impeccably good taste, and the setting is superb: the views from every angle of the apartment and the garden, overlooking the countryside are absolutely magnificent.
But it is more than this, because Bob and Ian have created a very special place here - they themselves clearly enjoy living here and this shines through. They are exceptional hosts, kind and helpful but never intrusive. The presence of the friendly dogs, Balzo and Hattie, and the endearing kittens, Iago and Desdemona add to the very special ambience here.
Le Marche is a lovely region of Italy, and this is a very special place to stay. Well done, Bob and Ian, for all your hard work in providing this haven, and thank you for a wonderful holiday.

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Liked best: Being here!
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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AviationA...
Bedford
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Fifth time back-still as good as ever”
Reviewed 15 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Casal dei Fichi took us by surprise when we first went six years ago and it never fails to disappoint even after our fifth visit. Superb location, unbelieveable views, almost self-sufficient living if you want it, long, languid agriturismo Sunday lunches with some lovely people and the best hosts on the planet. Don't take our word for it-just go.

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Liked best: Just being there
Liked least: what's not to like?
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 6 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We've stayed here twice now as a whole family taking 3 separate apartments including 2 small children in our party.

We had a wonderful stay both times and would, and have, recommended this to others.

The hospitality is excellent, the apartments are beautiful and finished to an incredibly high standard and fitted out with everything you might want and more.

There are even games, books and English DVDs to borrow.

The hosts are English and will help you out to the nth degree with local knowledge and recommendations of where to go and what to do even to the point of which restaurants to eat in and when and where the various markets are.

No negatives whatsoever, incredibly good value for money and a wonderful holiday.

Both times we've been, there have been other guests there who were repeat customers and I believe about 2/3 of their business is repeat business - which says it all!

Heartily recommended - book quite a long time in advance if you want to go in peak season.

Oh, also this area is a bit of a hidden gem - the geography and beauty of Tuscany and Umbria but without the inflated price tag.

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