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 Cavour
Few steps from Duomo cathedral, in the historic centre of Florence, on Via Cavour in the heart of Renaissance Florence, this large and luxury apartment (120sqm), is located on the first floor in an old Florentine building built in the 19th century.

The apartment is apartment is very well furnished and can accommodate up to 7 people in 2 bedrooms + a living room with 1 double sofa bed.

One bedroom has a double and the other has 3 singles. There are two bathrooms with a shower stall and tub.
  • 1st floor
  • cable/satellite TV
  • full kitchen
  • tea kettle
  • washing machine
  • no elevator
  • WIFI (by USB modem) (€ 2.00)
  • linen and towels provided
  • air-conditioning in living room only
Jennifer on Jul 2015:

The apartment was very large, with two bathrooms, and both a refrigerator and freezer.
There was only one fan, no A/C ...so the manager brought a second fan because it was extremely hot. Although it is close to Termini (which is convenient), the area is pretty run down. We walked to a local restaurant and there was trash, graffiti, etc. We felt safe enough, but just set your expectations appropriately.
Cross-Pollinate was indispensable in finding places, making changes, keeping things straight, sending reminders, and being available with answers to questions.
Emily Meehan on Feb 2015:

Apartment was not clean and did not look like the pictures on the website. There were dirty dishes in the sink and it was very dusty. Also I was told by the website that this apartment would have wifi. This was a major reason why I chose this apartment. Therefore I was not happy when I arrived and learned that there is no wifi.
Admin on 09. Mar 2015:
I'm not sure where the confusion came from, but this apartment does not have Wifi included. There is a USB modem that can be added for an additional cost but this guest did not request it, nor is it clear to us whether they asked for it on arrival.
Bruce Sievers on Jul 2014:

location and relative quiet
over priced according to contact person
John MCCATHERIN on Oct 2013:

Location Location Location
Prompt and professional
Claude Cote on Oct 2013:

Location is perfect. Apartment is as advertised. Checking in was simple and efficient.
Paula on Jul 2013:

Viviana met us and gave us an hour of her time explaining the washing machine, best sites to see and what times to go, restaurant recommendations, she was AMAZING!!! So friendly and genuinely wanted us to have the best experience in Florence! The Apartment was large and had everything we needed. It was a quick walk to all the sites. The air conditioner worked extremely well (and was much appreciated after some long hot days of sightseeing ;).
Karen on Jun 2013:

The location was an easy walk to Old Florence and the train station. The apartment owner was eager to offer suggestions for dining and things to see in the area. The apartment had new windows and was very quiet.
The apartment was not clean and tidy including the floors. The shower had mold growing in it and the mirrors in both bathrooms needed to be cleaned. Also, the ground level entry to the apartment and stairs areas were very dirty and could using some paint and cleaning up. The wifi service was not available for ipads and iphones, only for hard wired computers. Air-conditioning is only in the living room so, fans were required in the bedrooms.
Everything worked well with cross-pollinate. The address of the apartment was wrong and you notified us before we arrived.
average score
4.6 / 5.0
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (2 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 2 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 30 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 1 queen & 1 single
Policies & Extra Charges: fee for check-in after 8 pm is €30, cleaning fee of €20 is not included in the price, check-out time is 11 am, apartment will be clean by 2 pm on day of check-in, non-smoking, city tourist tax included in price, luggage cannot be held before check-in, luggage cannot be left after check-out
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 Appartamento Cavour
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Boboli Gardens
Ponte Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria
Galleria dell’Accademia
Pitti Palace
Piazza Santo Spirito
Mercato Centrale