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“ENCHANTING - A CORNUCOPIA OF PLEASURES”
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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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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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jojoDorse...
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
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“ENCHANTING - A CORNUCOPIA OF PLEASURES”
Reviewed October 2, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

There must be times - surely? – when Bob and Ian worry that by setting such incredibly high standards for themselves in delivering perfection to satisfied clients at Ficihi, they’re designing in inevitable failure sooner or later. Well – we've just returned from our third stay there in 4 years – and I have to say that if anything, it was better than ever. They can rest assured that their reputation in our eyes isn’t just untarnished, it’s actually glowing more brightly than ever!

This is a place where elegance, professionalism and style are delivered in the most relaxed and laid-back manner. The place runs as smoothly as silk and the atmosphere is always warm, welcoming and friendly. All of this is done while maintaining uber-comfortable and pretty apartments, beautifully natural and well-tended gardens which stop short of being over-manicured (definitely a plus in my book) , a terrific pool for those who like a really good swim, and a burgeoning vegetable and fruit garden.

Bob and Ian are exemplary hosts and owners – aided by their charming and well-behaved dogs Hattie and Balzo. Add into this utterly beguiling mix the other guests - usually a pleasant and varied group of couples, singles and families - for whom the unifying factor is how delighted we all are to be there and to be in Bob and Ian's tender care! We have made lifelong friends at Casal dei Fichi, as a result of getting to know people at the relaxed and fun Pizza parties (though there's never any pressure to go if you don't want to...) It’s fun and informative to swap ideas, advice, discoveries and experiences about local exploring and eating out with others. And talking of eating out, the restaurants in the neighbourhood serve unpretentious and incredibly good Le Marche local fare, at a fraction of the price in the more tourist-developed areas of Italy . Just one more of the cornucopia of pleasures offered by this wonderful place.

Casal Dei Fichi is enchanting. Usually in a TA review I have to mention one or two less-brilliant aspects of a place. In the case of Fichi I simply can’t – I’d be making something negative up for the sake of it! But we plan to return again next year. And, for fear of my repeated paeans of praise for this place sounding too saccharine, on that occasion I’m simply determined to find something to kvetch about. It’s going to be a huge challenge though- trust me!

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Liked best: The friendliness, relaxation, beauty and ease of the place. The figs and local wine are great too!
Liked least: It's a cliche I know, - but I have to say 'leaving'!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ruth S
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Rest and Relaxation by the bucketload!”
Reviewed September 29, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Casal dei Fichi is a piece of paradise. The views are endless and breathtaking, the accomodation comfortable and relaxing with Bob and Ian as the perfect hosts - knowlegeable, interested and attentive. It was a the most relaxing and restorative week we have had for many years and we fully intend to repeat the experience.

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Liked best: The wonderful service provided by Bob and Ian
Liked least: Not applicable
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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jellyrae
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“a third wonderful visit”
Reviewed September 25, 2013 for a stay in October 2012

The third visit casal dei fichi did not disappoint. We enjoyed sitting and looking at the wonderful views and trying to draw and paint them, unfortunately my skills were not up to the task. We loved the pizza party and getting to know the other guests. Bob and Ian were wonderful hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them. The weather was pleasantly warm just how we like it and we very much enjoyed visiting the lovely hill top towns nearby. Already planning our next visit.

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Liked best: hospitality
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Marian S
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“A magical experience”
Reviewed September 23, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

This was an amazing holiday. It had the usual stuff of good holidays - nice scenery, luxurious but homely accommodation, friendly hosts. On top of that, though, Bob and Ian gave a whole new meaning to "helpful". they picked us up from the station, took us to hire a car, took us to the shops. Add to this the fact that their garden contained sun ripening tomatoes and figs as well as an array of fresh herbs, all of which could be consumed by guests as part of their cooking just added that special extra which made it unforgettable. Well, that and the really rather nice wine...

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Liked best: A great place to chill out.
Liked least: Driving in Italy
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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e v
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A haven of beauty and tranquillity”
Reviewed September 22, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Here's what I wished for - and got:
• tranquillity, beauty, comfort and rest
• a place to write and think
• a *serious* swimming pool
• a real sense of Nature
• solitude but not isolation.

EXTRAS I couldn't have expected - but got:
• favours (eg a rescue mission for my computer)
• eco-ness
• good local wine in the fridge
• fresh figs, peaches, grapes, herbs... from the garden
• Balzo and Hattie (two adorable well-behaved dogs)
• Bob and Ian (two charming well-trained owners).

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Liked best: Rossini
Liked least: Ryanair
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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112725
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful location great property”
Reviewed September 21, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

As a family of 4 we stayed here for 2 weeks at the end of July into August. We have 2 kids 8 and 6 years. Having stayed in lots of villa and hotel destinations before we wanted a mix of the two providing privacy when we wanted it but also the opportunity to meet other people and for the children to enjoy the company of other kids too. Casal Dei Fichi met our expectations.

If you want a stunning location within easy reach of beaches (approx 30 mins) beautiful villages and towns then this is the place. Lovely accommodation with a fabulous pool and grounds.

Bob and Ian are really great hosts and nothing is too much trouble.

We haven't returned to any rental previously but this could be the first.

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Liked best: Location .Pool. Easy relaxed holiday.
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Richard D
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfection...again!”
Reviewed September 20, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

This was our second vist to Casal dei Fichi. Our first trip, two years ago, was wonderful so, given that return visits can sometimes be disappointing, we were concerned to see how it was this time. We need not have feared - it was just as good as last time. Owners Bob and Ian take such care over every detail: the appartments are spotless, beautifully presented and well appointed. They are always on hand to offer advice and help but are never intrusive. The weekly pizza party is a delightful way to meet the other guests who seem always to be interesting, charming people. The scenery is beautiful, the pool warm and inviting and the peace and quiet is unbeatable. We wanted a relaxing, indulgent time and that's exactly what we got. We can't recommend it too highly and we can't wait to go back.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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