After a long journey, we arrived in paradise. Tireness and traffic stress were immediately gone: we were on holiday! Casal dei Fichi is the most beautiful place created from the heart by Bob and Ian. They both really give you the feeling that you’re welcome and make you feel at home right away. For us it was beyond expectations: the appartment was light, spacious and fully equipped. The garden is lovely and the views are stunning, the pool big enough and well situated from the house. Our two week stay was definitely too short. Bob and Ian have great suggestions for day-trips, e.g. to the coast and also for restaurants. We went to Porto San Giorgio, the Frasassi caves, Fermo, the abbey of Fiastra and lots of different places to eat. The vineyard is also very nice, to taste the wines from the Marches and get yourself a 5 liter bottle of table wine and some boxes for at home. We also bought beautiful olive oil in the factory in Macina. The pizza-party is really a party for young and old. The cooking we did at Sara’s and Martin’s place was the ultimate Italian feeling. And we enjoyed the fresh eggs and the vegetables from the garden very much during our days ‘at home’. This holiday had all the ingredients for us and for our 7-year old daughter. We definitely will be back! Gerard, Farida and Aimée
We have visited Casal dei Fichi previously, but that time it was out of season. We were looking forward to coming back when the pool was open and the sunflowers were in full bloom. We had great weather, the flowers were fantastic, and the pool is perfect for lounging and swimming. We wondered if it might be a bit hectic in the peak holiday season, but it was relaxing and quiet. You hardly notice the other guests if you don't want to.
We got the Orsini apartment which we really liked, it has views over three sides of the property and a huge double bed (I think it must be two 3/4 beds). It has a small garden in the front with breathtaking views of the Le Marche hilltop towns and valleys.
It was also great to be able to wonder off to to the village for our few essentials and join in with local village celebrations. The local wine supplied by the bucket(!) was excellent. We ventured out to the beach close by for lunch and a swim. This beautiful unspoiled part of Italy gets a definite thumbs up for a visit any time of year.
We would join with other reviewers in giving a big thumbs up to the hosts Bob and Ian who went out of their way to help us get the most out of our stay.
This was our third visit to casal dei fichi and this reflects just what a wonderful and picturesque place it is. There is much to do and see in this beautiful region of Italy, we visited the mountains and night markets among others and the hosts, Bob and Ian, are always willing to suggest places to see and book tables at restarants should you need it. Alternatively if you are looking for a relaxing holiday then you could simply stay at Casal dei Fichi and enjoy the fantastic pool and the gorgeous surroundings. We cannot recommend a stay at Casal dei Fichi enough, we shall certainly be returning!
Casel dei Fichi was everything we hoped for having spent many hours searching for our holiday in Italy- very relaxing with stunning views, beautiful gardens and excellent accomodation.
Bob and Ian are perfect hosts, their local knowledge was invaluable and their 'pizza eve' great fun.
We are never before wanted to return to a holiday property before but we are returning next May, can't wait !
The Walkers from Maidenhead
Bob and Ian are the hosts with the most and have the perfect recipe for a wonderful holiday. The apartments are fully equipped with everything you could possibly need and beyond. We usually eat out every night on holiday but found ourselves happy to stay at casal dei fichi most nights and cook for ourselves , making good use of the vegetable patch. On the couple of nights we did eat out we took the recommendations of Bob and Ian and ate in local restaurants, we weren't disappointed. The food was of a high standard and very reasonable. The pizza night at casal dei fichi is a great idea and gives you the opportunity to meet the rest of the guests.
Thanks for a wonderful holiday, we'll definately be back.
What a remarkable find! The whole area is beautiful - lots of rolling hills many with small towns, each a gem in their own right.
Each morning we got up, picked fresh fruit and vegetables from Bob's garden for breakfast. Great hosts, very friendly and helpful and organized a great pizza evening where we had great fun making pizzas in their brick oven (see photo), met the other guests and enjoyed local wines.
Many of the local towns have annual summer fairs and markets and we found many great restaurants, bars and coffee shops.
But best of all was just being able to relax. Each apartment has its own private outside area with stunning views all around. Add great hosts to a great place and it's a place that we definitely return to.
Farmhouse beautifully restored, great attention to detail, beautiful views, very tranquil and serene. Fresh produce to pick - loved being able to pluck figs straight from the tree :-) Bob and Ian are the friendliest and most cheerful hosts - their pizza night was fun - they even provided vegan cheese :-) Great place to go if you are veggie - they totally understand. Would definitely go back again! Oh, and the local wines are great!