Unbelievably friendly and warm staff who gladly gave expert travel advice and recommendations that only a Roman would normally be privy to. - Loic Diels
I LOVE this website and will gladly recommend it to anyone headed this way. Nothing disappointed us! - Mary-Iris Taylor
I have been using Cross-Pollinate for about 10 years now. The service is consistently great and I can always find just the kind of apartment we like, at the right price. - Hirani Himona
A really great idea - with a network of hand picked little rooms/guesthouses. If only we could have this in more city destinations! - Zoe Buck
I love Cross-Pollinate and every time we go to a new city I look to see whether they have some accommodations over there. - Arantza Aldea
The two places I have stayed at from Cross-Pollinate have been among the best across Europe. Highly recommended. - Nicholas Burn
Thanks a lot to Cross-Pollinate for the opportunity to experience a city as an insider! We really enjoyed our stay in Rome and Venice and look forward to more. - Tatiana Marchenko
Cross-Pollinate was very helpful when the owner of the B&B wanted to charge us for the baby under 2 y o. It would have been difficult without them since the owners did not speak any english. - Yulia Pichugina
This was our only stay with a C-P apartment and we were very pleased with the entire process. Will look to use them again on our next Europe trip! - Anthony Giglio
Great web site and quick response from the team a CP made the whole experience easy and hassle free. I have already recommended CP to quite of few of my airline industry colleagues and I'm sure they will make use of their excellent service. - Shane Pickles
Cross-Pollinate was extremely helpful! They found us a place to stay in our price range when many other places of business couldn't help us. - Sarah Seminutin
Cross-Pollinate was very easy to use, and it is so much better to stay in places like these than big corporate hotels; you get a much better feel for the place. - Kaspar Deane
Very straight forward. Well done. Definitely would use it again. Love these type of alternatives to hotels! - John White
Cross-Pollinate was fantastic and easy to use. We used Cross-Pollinate to book a room in Florence (the second leg of our trip), which was everything I thought it would be. We have recommended Cross-Pollinate to our friends. - Barbara Carlin
Cross-Pollinate are great - the descriptions are accurate and they are very responsive to questions. - Dominique Bayne
Cross Pollinate was just the best. I had tried a couple of places before coming upon them. As soon as I sent the first email I stopped looking for any more websites. I just wish they expanded to every city in Europe. Their knowledge, helpfulness, etc. was second to none. - Caroline Collis
Cimatori Bed & Breakfast
Cimatori is located across the street from Dante Aleghieri's house in the heart of the historic center of Florence. The masterpieces of the Uffizi, the Ponte Vecchio, and the Duomo are all just a few short, cobblestone steps away. The rooms, which have parquet floors and original wood beam ceilings, are a stylish combination of modern comfort carved out of an old world stone building. There's wifi, private bathrooms, air-conditioning, double-glazed windows and TVs in all the rooms. The B&B is divided between two floors - on the first floor there are two rooms and a small kitchen with self-serve breakfast. On the next floor up are the original rooms, a common room for breakfast, reception and a computer guests can use.

Cimatori is meticulously run by Domenico, whose friendly charm mixes well with classically elegant place.
Details
  • air-conditioning
  • telephone in room
  • linen and towels provided
  • TV
  • 2nd floor
  • no elevator
  • self-service tea & coffee in common area
  • WiFi
  • free crib available upon request
  • mini-safe
  • double glazed windows
  • computer with free high-speed Internet access
  • breakfast included
Reviews
Eugenie and mark on 21. Mar 2014:

The bed and breakfast was spotless! Domenico and Valeria were both extremely helpful and nice. The location couldn't have been better. Hands down the best place we stayed in our 10 day trip (4 cities) in Italy. The room and bathrooms are understandably smaller but definitely enough room for two.
Cross-pollinate was easy to use and the staff is very responsive.
S Topham on 02. Sep 2013:


Great location. A comfortable place in an old building in the middle of everything. Management was very helpful!
nothing
A great experience using Cross-Pollinate.
Adam on 09. Jun 2013:

The location was unbeatable and the staff was fantastic. A great experience all around. Highly recommended.
No issues. Perfect experience. Would use again, for sure.
Vince Salupo on 23. Apr 2013:


The clean and contemporary furnishings were nice. The location was phenomenal. The owner was very accommodating when we checked out and needed to leave our luggage. A great place to stay.
All was good. A washer on the premises would be incredibly helpful.
Site was good gateway to the B&B but since I found the location before Cross-polinate, the site wasn't much more than a portal for my reservation. Didn't find anything in Rome that met our needs.
anonymous on 06. Mar 2013:

The room is stylish and the location is, well, optimal. The people were very kind, and patient with my lack of Italian, and had very helpful tips as well. The wifi worked very well.
First experience: a great solution. I much prefer this to a corporate hotel, and the price is ok for what you get.
Ratings
average score
5.0 / 5.0
Price/Value
4.9
Comfort
4.9
Cleanliness
5.0
Accuracy of listing
5.0
Location
5.0
Helpfulness of owner / staff / host
5.0
Helpfulness of Cross-Pollinate
5.0
Property details
Property details: guesthouse (owner does not live on premises), 5 guestrooms, with private bathroom (ensuite)
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, Visa, Mastercard
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 2 nights
FREE cancellation up to: 5 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed types: 1 queen (160 cm) or 2 singles
Policies : non-smoking, check-out time is 11 am, room will be ready by 2 pm for check-in, luggage can be held before check-in, luggage can be left after check-out, city tourist tax €2 per person per night (not included in price)
Spoken Language(s):
Rates and Availability
Location
 Cimatori Bed & Breakfast
A
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
B
Duomo
C
Uffizi
D
Boboli Gardens
E
Ponte Vecchio
F
Piazza della Signoria
G
Galleria dell’Accademia
H
Pitti Palace
I
Piazza Santo Spirito
J
Mercato Centrale