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 Tosca
This cute luxury holiday apartment is located on Via Toscanella, in the heart of the Oltrarno neighborhood, where life slows down a bit from the tourist hoards around the Duomo. Traditionally an area filled with artisans, it's very much an area where one can feel the local lifestyle of living in Florence. It's close to the famous Palazzo Pitti and Via Maggio, a street lined with antique stores. From there you will be able to reach all the tourist attractions by foot, such as Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery by a short walk across the Ponte Vecchio.

It's central, elegant, and perfect for visiting Florence through short walks around the historic center of the city.

Located in an ancient building from the 15th century, the apartment is on the third floor with elevator and it has been completely renovated. It is composed of a living room with TV, a large sitting area, three bright double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen.
  • 3rd floor
  • with elevator
  • air-conditioning
  • WiFi
  • independent heating
  • TV
  • full kitchen
  • microwave
  • dishwasher
  • washing machine
  • toaster
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • linen and towels provided
Robert Harrison on Jun 2018:

We liked the living room and smart tv and the large bedrooms, and that it had a dining room.
Bathroom showers too small
Lisa Passarello on Jul 2014:

The location was perfect for us. Everything was within walking distance. The apartment is spacious we had plenty of room.
There could be a few more pots/pans to cook. Also there is AC in the bedrooms which is a lifesaver but none in common areas.
I would definitely use cross polinate again. Convenient and responsive.
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms), sleeps max. 7 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: 1 queen (160 cm) or 2 queens
Policies & Extra Charges: apartment will be clean by 2 pm on day of check-in, must call owner upon arrival for check-in, non-smoking, check-out time is 10:30 am, fee for check-in after 8 pm is €30, city tourist tax €3 per person per night (not included in price)
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 Appartamento Tosca
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Boboli Gardens
Ponte Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria
Galleria dell’Accademia
Pitti Palace
Piazza Santo Spirito
Mercato Centrale