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
Apartment Luni
Luni is a pleasant two-bedroom apartment, situated between Saint Mark's square and the beautiful church of Santa Maria Formosa. (A great plus: the square in front of the church is in full sunlight basically all day from morning to evening. I could never pass by here often enough on my walks through the center.)

The area is packed with shops, restaurants, ice-cream shops, cafes. It's the typical Venice you'd expect, with narrow streets and busy life and bridges all around. The street of the apartment is not a 'through' street (so no tourist hordes underneath your windows...). There's Campo Santa Maria Formosa just a few steps away, a very large and ample square where you can sit and sip a drink in one of the cafes and people-watch.

A large supermarket (large by Venetian standards, anyway!) is just a few steps away, and you'll find bakeries and fruit stands and anything you'll need right there (a laundromat, for example).

The apartment itself is located on the second floor and consists of a living room/entrance area with sofa(bed), with a well-equipped kitchenette, a bathroom (with large shower), two bedrooms and a third small open room with single bed. There's a large balcony off the master bedroom, where you can sit and relax. The bedrooms get quite a bit of sun, only the entrance area (facing the street)
is somewhat less light, but the calm makes up for it!

Luni has recently been renovated and is spotlessly maintained by Nicoletta and Luca, a young couple who live in the Lido area of Venice but come to the city daily to work. They'll take great care of you and are always within reach in case you need anything.
  • 2nd floor
  • no elevator
  • linen and towels provided
  • air-conditioning
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • WiFi
  • full kitchen
  • free highchair available upon request
  • free crib available upon request
  • toaster
  • microwave
  • Italian coffee maker
  • iron (upon request)
  • private terrace
  • independent heating
John on Apr 2019:

This is the second time we've stayed at the Luni, and I will gladly stay again. I recommend it as a great value; the cost for five of us was about the same as a single hotel room. Nicoletta was friendly and helpful.
Nothing, it's a great spot.
Jeremy on Jul 2017:

Very helpful hosts (Luca and Nicoletta). Beautiful and comfortable apartment. Fantastic location.
The sofa in the lounge could be better.
Excellent service as always.
Sudeshna Das Menezes on May 2016:

Location, helpfulness of Nicoletta, prompt response to all questions requests
Great 1st experience. I'm a fan!!
John on Mar 2016:

*Clean modern apartment five minutes from San Marco, ten from Rialto. *Nicoletta met us at the vaparetto, led us to the apartment, and explained the neighborhood.
Could have used more than two sets of keys for five people.
I hope to stay there again, and I highly recommend it to others.
LA visitor on Jul 2014:

Thank you to Nicoletta for meeting us and leading us to the apartment. We especially liked the central but quiet location. The apartment was quite spacious for two persons and the kitchenette was very functional. As business travelers, we appreciated the WiFi. The room air conditioner in the bedroom was essential during the July heat wave and worked well.
We highly recommend Cross-Pollinate. They were very responsive to our questions both before and during the trip. The descriptions of the apartments were very accurate.
anonymous on May 2013:
Fantastic Location. Clean, Neat, Well equipped, large apartment. Very agreeable and helpful owners.
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 5 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 30 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, must call owner upon arrival for check-in, fee for check-in after 7 pm is €40, check-out time is 10:30 am, city tourist tax €4 per person per night (not included in price)
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 Apartment Luni
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