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
The David Flat
This apartment gets its name from the proximity to the David statue in the Piazza della Signoria just around the corner. As you can see from the view, it's just under the shadow of the Duomo and close to all the sites in Florence.

The flat has 3 bedrooms - two of which are on the main floor and with a double bed. The third bedroom is up a small staircase in a loft and has two single beds kind of squeezed in. Perfect for kids but might be tight for large adults.

Downstairs there is a full kitchen and a small living room area with couch attached. There's one bathroom with shower.
  • 4th floor
  • no elevator
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o. (€ 10.00)
  • air-conditioning
  • double glazed windows
  • full kitchen
  • American coffee machine
  • dishwasher
  • tea kettle
  • DVD/CD player
  • TV
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • linen and towels provided
  • mini-safe
  • washing machine
  • WiFi
Andrea on Oct 2016:

Location was great.
We requested a crib and it was not at the apartment when we arrived
B. Larson on Sep 2014:

Reservations were easy and we had no problems.

The apartment was clean, well equipped, spacious and well located near shops, restaurants and the Duomo.
Guests should be aware of the climb up multiple flights of stairs to reach the apartment. We waited in the rain to meet our contact in the apartment to exchange keys and payment. This was frustrating. The tv did not have any active channels.
Apart from the frustrating exchange of payment and keys, the apartment is excellent.
Michael Sun on Apr 2014:

I just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful experience at David Flat in Florence, Italy. The location was perfect – within a couple of blocks of the Duomo, and you can even see it from the bedroom window. The apartment was nicely furnished and it even had a ‘hidden’ alcove upstairs with two single beds that our children loved. But what really made the stay stand out was Bruno’s warmth and hospitality. He was so helpful and thoughtful with directions, helping with luggage up the stairs, and even brought us a couple of loaves of freshly baked baguette and cream cheese anticipating that we would be hungry after our trip! After the trip, I realized that I left my favorite adapter in the apartment. No problem! I contacted Bruno and he kindly mailed me the adapter to the US. Thank you to Bruno and to Cross Pollinate for offering a personal touch in Italy!
Excellent personal service that inspires trust!
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 6 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, by credit card with 5% surcharge
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 2 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 10 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 2 queens
Policies & Extra Charges: smoking permitted, check-out time is 11 am, apartment will be clean by 12pm (noon) on day of check-in, city tourist tax included in price
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 The David Flat
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Boboli Gardens
Ponte Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria
Galleria dell’Accademia
Pitti Palace
Piazza Santo Spirito
Mercato Centrale