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
Deluxe Suite Cosimo
Deluxe Suite Cosimo is a luxury one-bedroom apartment, furnished with taste and elegance, ideal for a pleasant stay in Florence. It is located just a few minutes' walk from the Duomo: you will easily be able to visit the splendid ancient streets of Florence. The suite, finely furnished, is ideal for a romantic weekend. Located on the second floor of an historical building (no elevator), it is composed of a large living area with a kitchenette, a bedroom with a queen-sized bed (which can be split into two single beds) and a bathroom with shower.
  • TV
  • DVD/CD player
  • washing machine
  • iron
  • air-conditioning
  • hair dryer
  • linen and towels provided
  • dishwasher
  • microwave
  • 2nd floor
  • no elevator
  • independent heating
  • Italian coffee maker
  • free crib available upon request
  • WiFi
Excellent location lovely place on Feb 2017:
Mine was so kind to wait till 12am for our arrival at the apartment. We were welcomed with beautiful red wine and tasty biscuits, followed by a very comfortable nights sleep after our "check in". The location could not be more perfect! We were a 5 minute walk from wherever we wanted to go. The apartment is a great size and very comfortable for 2 but also fits 4 easily. Thank you Mine, for such a relaxing and undisturbed time!
Yeu Hwa on Jan 2017:
Mine was very responsive and accommodating with my requests and she spent some time going through the apartment and how to work the washer/dryer and stuff. Also gave me the directions to various places and recommended some good restaurants. The apartment is small but very cosy. The location of the apartment is very good, a short 10 mins walk to SMN Novella Station and it is basically close to everything! We enjoyed our stay there!
Alexander on Jan 2017:
This apartment is very central to all Florence attractions, and yet the apartment itself is quiet and secure. A well-equipped modern apartment which provided a wonderful base for our first visit to Florence - we will check its availability next time.
Kimberly Danesi on May 2016:

Wow, what a beautiful apartment. It is perfectly centered in the main attraction area of Florence. It is spacious, bright and airy. You are in a safe area, with decent restaurants nearby. I would stay here again if I came back to Florence. MOST IMPORTANT - while not listed in the description, this location has WiFi. I am sure people pass this property up for this single omission.
The directions provided to reach the apartment are not very clear, which doesn't make sense because it really is easy to find on foot. The route provided is more complicated than necessary. It took us 20 minutes just to figure out where to go after exiting the train station. This is my chief complaint. Otherwise, it was a very good experience.
Cross Pollinate is always helpful, and I would use them again as well as highly recommend them to others traveling abroad.
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (1 bedroom / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 4 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, by Paypal (guest pays the fees), (Paypal only for balances over €1,000)
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 30 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 2 singles or 1 queen (160 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, fee for check-in after 8 pm is €30, check-out time is 11 am, cleaning fee of €45 is not included in the price, city tourist tax €3 per person per night (not included in price), damage deposit of €150 due to owner in cash on arrival
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 Deluxe Suite Cosimo
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Boboli Gardens
Ponte Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria
Galleria dell’Accademia
Pitti Palace
Piazza Santo Spirito
Mercato Centrale