Casal dei Fichi is a gem - everything about the place surpassed our expectations Our apartment was large, light and airy and beautifully appointed, with all sorts of lovely extra attention to detail such as the water and wine in the fridge, eggs and olive oil on the (marble) worktop. The grounds are large, extremely well kept and provide plenty of space for all the guests. The pool is a great size and also very well kept: there are plenty of loungers, umbrellas and chairs around the decked area and under the vines. The views are out of this world. Hosts Bob and Ian are fantastic - they are welcoming, helpful, always around if you need something and yet never intrusive.
Overall this a very special place - we can't wait to go back.
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