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 de Rustici
Located steps away from one of the main squares of the historic center of Florence, Piazza Santa Croce, this recently renovated apartment is in an historic Renaissance building on a quiet street.

The apartment is located on the second floor with elevator. The apartment consists of a spacious living room which includes a comfortable sofa bed, well-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, fully loaded bathroom with elegant marble finishes and a separate bedroom.

This aparment offers you the opportunity to stay in and cook a nice dinner in the gourmet kitchen, enjoy a cup of coffee in the spacious living room, and when the day is done, retreat to the bedroom and enjoy a peaceful evening.

About the area: The Santa Croce neighborhood hosts one of the most beautiful piazzas in Florence city centre: Piazza Santa Croce, with its imposing gothic basilica that has seen many celebrated faces determine the history and identity of the city. In its surroundings, the typical streets of Florence start spreading, the stone buildings, trendy restaurants, artisan shops and new fashion stores. All the major sites are in walking distance from here.
Amenities
  • CD player
  • air-conditioning
  • 2nd floor
  • American coffee machine
  • dishwasher
  • tea kettle
  • full kitchen
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • linen and towels provided
  • stereo
  • toaster
  • TV
  • washing machine
  • WiFi
  • with elevator
Reviews
Dave and Bonnie on Sep 2016:


Perfect location, close to museums, restaurants and everything we wanted to do. Very clean, comfortable apartment. Hosts were very kind and responsive. Great bed and living room furniture.
It was a little noisy at night because of local nightlife--but that wasn't the apartment's fault
They responded quickly, easy to use--great peace of mind
David from Virginia on Oct 2014:

We spent one week at this charming apartment and loved it. When you enter the building you are step back in time but the apartment itself has all the modern conveniences. It is in a quiet neighborhood but conveniently located to the sites you want to see. The apartment is very clean with many outlets, good Wifi and A/C. The bathroom and shower were first class. The kitchen has everything you need. Communication with the landlord was very good.
There is nothing that can be done about this but older renters should be aware that there are several flights of stairs to the apartment. There is a cozy lift located up one flight.
Ratings
average score
5.0 / 5.0
Price/Value
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Cleanliness
5.0
Accuracy of listing
5.0
Location
5.0
Helpfulness of owner / staff / host
5.0
Helpfulness of Cross-Pollinate
5.0
Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (1 bedroom / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 4 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, Visa, Mastercard
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 bed & 1 double sofabed
Policies & Extra Charges: check-out time is 11 am, apartment will be clean by 2 pm on day of check-in, cleaning fee of €40 is not included in the price, non-smoking, city tourist tax €3 per person per night (not included in price)
Spoken Language(s):
Rates and Availability
Location
 Appartamento de Rustici
A
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
B
Duomo
C
Uffizi
D
Boboli Gardens
E
Ponte Vecchio
F
Piazza della Signoria
G
Galleria dell’Accademia
H
Pitti Palace
I
Piazza Santo Spirito
J
Mercato Centrale