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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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Bryonysgr...
York
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A relaxing and very comfortable stay in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed April 1, 2010 for a stay in March 2010
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We stayed in Ricci just one of the luxury apartments with all mod cons in a tastefully restored farm house. The views from the house are stunning and the 15 metre swimming pool is the "icing on the cake".
Bob and Ian were charming hosts - nothing was too much trouble for them and their recommendations for sightseeing and evening meals were spot on.
We would have no hesitation in recommending this as a wonderful place to stay in, what is yet, a relatively undiscovered part of Italy.

Date of stay: March 2010
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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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2welshlad...
wales
1 review
“A joy to discover this part of Italy”
Reviewed December 9, 2009 for a stay in June 2009

This is a part of Italy that we hadn't visited before. It is a big contrast from the tourist destinations like Venice and Rome. We visited beautiful beaches and ate a wonderful lunch at the beach. We also went into the spectacular mountains and enjoyed a lovely lakeside walk. Everywhere we went the people were very friendly and we found everything was very good value. The rest of the time we just relaxed in the large and very comfortable apartment and in and around the lovely pool. We certainly hope to return.

Date of stay: June 2009
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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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christoph...
Waterford
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Stunning views, We would take Le Marche over Tuscany every time.”
Reviewed December 7, 2009 for a stay in October 2009

Spent 10 days at Casal dei Fichi in October. Bob and Ian went out of their way to assist us i any way they could, also put us in touch with useful contacts for our Property search. We really felt at home and could find no fault with the facilities, apartment was just ideal. We are regular visitors to Italy and have rented villas or stayed in Hotels in the past, but will stay at Fichi again, good location for day trips, Prada, Todds etc as well as lovely towns villages and the coast. I loved to hear the Owls hooting at night and the distant Bells, all in all very relaxing..
Thanks again Kevin and Teresa.

Date of stay: October 2009
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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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bromleyav
kent
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful hospitality, scenic views, beautiful apartments, glorious food and wine!”
Reviewed December 6, 2009 for a stay in November 2009

We stayed at Casal dei Fichi on the Gourmet Olive Weekend. Bob and Ian's hospitality and attention to detail were exemplary, nothing was too much trouble. We were staying in their beautifully restored farmhouse home, but in our own private well appointed appartment. The area is very beautiful and peaceful, with stunning countryside views from the terrace. If you were not on an organised weekend as we were, you would need a car to get around. The long Olive Gourmet weekend of food, food and more food, not forgetting the wines, was hugely enjoyable and now we have shed the extra lbs. we are longing to try out the fabulous Italian dishes that we learnt how to cook!

Date of stay: November 2009
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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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travelfoo...
West Sussex
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect taster of Le Marche”
Reviewed November 23, 2009 for a stay in November 2009

As a total Italophile this was my first visit to Le Marche area for the excellent Olive Oil Weekend based at Casa dei Fichi. Bob and Ian were the perfect hosts and their property is fabulous with stunning views. Each apartment is really well appointed and ideal for guests who enjoy cooking as the kitchens are so well equipped, down to the de Longhi coffee machine. Joy! An hour from Ancona airport the property is tucked away in the middle of the countryside, so a car is essential to explore the local area, which is rich in hill towns and with lots to see. The drive to the coast is also less than an hour and makes good beaches reasonably accessible. I will definitely return for more of la dolce vita!

Date of stay: November 2009
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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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AndrewDev...
Devon, UK
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic weekend, great company, excellent organisation and wonderful facilities”
Reviewed November 22, 2009 for a stay in November 2009

The place, accommodation and hosts were first rate! We went on an "Olive weekend" but had much more. Wine tastings several gourmet meals and visits to local towns & villages. I couldn't reccommend it more, it was just perfect - except for my waistline!!

Andy

Date of stay: November 2009
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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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jillmc21
London
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Make this your country house weekend party”
Reviewed November 20, 2009 for a stay in November 2009

November in Italy - time to pick olives - that was the pretence of the weekend, but really it was a weekend of good food, good wine and good company - enabled by the ever efficient but somewhat disturbing Ryanair flight from london to ancona.
Bob and Ian have a great place - overlooking a view that you can just sit and watch for hours. their apartments are spacious, well designed and each has its own outdoor siting space, although on our visit the roof terrace that was attached to our room was of limited attraction due to the inclement weather.
The olive weekend was great - and it included a cookery lesson which means the end of bought- gnochi , some olive picking and olive pressing - the olive oil gift was delicious- but we look forward to returning for a week in the summer next year once we have lost those extra pounds put on over the weekend.
Do visit but leave room for us to return.

Date of stay: November 2009
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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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