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
Appartamento Urbana 3
The two Urbana apartments are in one of my favorite areas of Rome - Monti. It's where Woody Allen shot a good deal of "To Rome With Love" (although they say it's Trastevere in the movie, but it isn't). it's a mix of small, cobblestoned streets, vintage shops, artisans, great food and a sense of a real neighborhood. Nearby is the amazing "Fata Morgana" gelateria at Piazza degli Zingari - where you have to try the peaches and wine or the Kentucky (chocolate made with a tobacco infusion!). There's also Baretto for your coffee in the morning on via del Boschetto and some amazing pizza by the slice on via dei Serpenti.

The Urbana 2 apartment is on the 2nd floor with no elevator. It's a bit darker than the "Urbana 3" which is higher up in the building. In both places, you walk in to a small eating area, off of which is the tiny kitchen. Down the hall is a small living room area with TV and off that is the bedroom with bathroom.

Overall, both apartments are nice and for the money, a hell of a lot better than a hotel room in the same area. They don't feel quite like a home though, in that they are a bit sparse, but you have room to spread out and you get the local experience. They are certainly "real" apartments.
Details
  • 3rd floor
  • air-conditioning in bedroom only
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o. (€ 5.00)
  • linen and towels provided
  • no elevator
  • small kitchenette
  • TV
  • washing machine
  • WiFi
Reviews
Rahul Meharunkar on 28. May 2014:


Nice location, nice apartment
sofas , beds are somewhat old...need to have new and firm mattress and AC in the bedroom makes lot of noise.. But nice apartment overall...Njoied a lot....
Cross-pollinate has been amazing... this was the first time i was using cross pollinate, and i have already told many to use cross-pollinate services...! great..keep it up..
Erica on 27. Mar 2013:

Cute apartment, good location, near good restaurants, very close to coffee and gelato.
Nice, helpful and responsive staff. Booked a taxi through them, which made the arrival very easy and stress-free.
anonymous on 16. Nov 2012:


Location--especially the street life comfortable bed, good heat, nice bathroom quiet
the kitchen is tight, but I don't know how to improve it The table in the dining area is a bit high (and the chairs there are not comfortable.
Fantastic. Definitely want to use it again.
Ratings
average score
4.5 / 5.0
Price/Value
4.7
Comfort
4.3
Cleanliness
4.7
Accuracy of listing
4.7
Location
4.7
Helpfulness of owner / staff / host
4.5
Helpfulness of Cross-Pollinate
4.7
Property details
Property details: vacation rental apartment (1 bedroom / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 2 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
FREE cancellation up to: 14 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed types: 1 queen (160 cm)
Policies : apartment will be clean by 12pm (noon) on day of check-in, check-out time is 10 am, linens and towels changed once a week, luggage cannot be held before check-in, luggage can be left after check-out, non-smoking, fee for check-in after 7 pm is €25, city tourist tax €3.50 per person per night (not included in price), fee for check-in after 10:30 pm is €35
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Location
 Appartamento Urbana 3
A
Colosseo
B
Foro Romano
C
Vatican City
D
Trevi Fountain
E
Pantheon
F
Circus Maximus
G
Piazza del Popolo
H
Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
I
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
J
Stazione Termini
K
Campo dei Fiori
L
Piazza di Spagna
M
Piazza Navona