2020 was different for all of us except for that week in July at Casal dei Fichi. It felt like a sort of homecoming! In the past we stayed several times at this lovely place, though the last time was in 2014. We left home without clear destination, after a couple of hours the entire family agreed to call Bob and Ian. Although we all expected a 'sorry, we are fully booked' answer, we called along a German road. Always expect the unexpected: 'we have one appartement left for one week' . Decision taken. And indeed, it was not a sort of homecoming, it felt like being home. The four of us (11 years older than the at the first visit) were still amazed of the breath taking views, the garden with the pool and more importantly the hospitality of the two young owners!
We enjoyed our stay at Casal dei Fichi so much that we have returned several times now and even went with extended family one year.
The apartments are very comfortable with all you need for your stay including some complimentary wine and homemade olive oil. The views around the property are stunning. It is the most relaxing place to sit around the pool and chill.
It isn’t far in the car to reach the supermarkets and a short drive to the local vineyard to stock up on wine for your stay.
Pizza night is a brilliant way to get to know who else is staying at the same time as you and is a great ice breaker for the children to get to know others and make friends.
But I think the best part of staying at Casal Dei Fichi are Bob and Ian. They are the greatest hosts, so friendly and happy to help with recommendations.
Sadly we missed our 2 week holiday there this year but have already booked for 2021 as having withdrawal symptoms. Would thoroughly recommend a stay here.
Another lovely holiday at Casal dei Fichi. We have stayed here so many times but we can never get enough of everything that it has to offer. We first visited Bob and Ian when they began their business so many years ago and what strikes us is that their passion for looking after their guests is as vibrant and genuine now as it was the very first time.
They are ever present without being obtrusive and gently guide, inform and assist when they see it is appropriate. Customer service at it’s best.
We have also noticed their developing environmental initiatives over the years. Small touches that make our holiday more sustainable with little effort required from us. No compromise between luxury and eco - you get them both woven into every part of the stay. We always go home having learnt something new about what we can do to be more green in our lives. But we are never preached at, we seem to simply absorb it by watching what Bob and Ian do.
Thanks guys and see you next year.
We had a great week at Casal dei Fichi, just wonderful! The apartment was very nice, we loved the terrace from our apartment (Leopardi) with the best view ever! Our Kids (and us) loved the pool very much, it was big, clean and so nice to hang around and enjoy the view and landscape. Bob and Ian are very lovely hosts, always helpful, so kind, thank you so much for the fresh eggs, olive oil, white vine, restaurant recommendations and reservations... just everything! We´ll definitely come back when travelling to Il Marche, it was the perfect place for us!
I virtually met Bob (and Ian) because of our common interests in the environment and I learnt about their place. So, together with my family of five, we decided to spend the last days of this strange summer there.
Every morning was a tribute to nature from the view of their villa
Their welcome was the warmest
Every detail entails a deep commitment to hospitality and to the Earth.
Bob and Ian gave a personal Anglo-Italian-universal touch to their apartments, which made us feel at home or usual guests, even if it was our first time.
Their attention to energy collection and consumption, detergents, material and fabrics is a deep hug to the Nature, and they're always willing to give and take from their guests.
It was not a simple holiday, it was a human and cherish experience of travel and exchange.
I deeply recommend their place and their company.
Thank you for your hospitality and for the spread of green wisdom.