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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
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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
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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 Dante
Dante is a typical Fiorentine apartment with cotto (stone tile) floors and wooden beam ceilings located in via Toscanella, in the heart of the Oltrarno quarter, close to the famous Palazzo Pitti and the street of antique stores, Via Maggio. From there you will be able to reach all the tourist attractions by foot, such as Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery.

The apartment, about 60 sqm in size, is located in an ancient building built in the 15th century. It is on the first floor with elevator. It is a spacious apartment with high cealings. Composed of a living room with a double sofa bed, dining area, a kitchen, a loft with a double bed and a bathroom with shower. Comfortably accomodates 4 people.


Ponte Vecchio - Old Bridge : 250 meters
Pitti palace and Boboli gardens: 150 meters
Santo Spirito square: 250 meters
Uffizi Gallery: 650 meters
Duomo cathedral: 900 meters
Santa Maria Novella station: 1,2 km
Peretola Airport Florence: 10 km
  • full kitchen
  • 1st floor
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • linen and towels provided
  • TV
  • washing machine
  • WiFi
  • with elevator
  • fan
  • portable A/C
Lorna Cummings on May 2019:

Roomy, quiet, clean, and comfortable. Perfect location. Bonus: the washing machine was pretty large and easy to use, and there was a giant drying rack.
There was a shortage of silverware, and a couple burners didn't work.
Prompt, clear communication, and nice to know we had someone to turn to if we had any problems with our hosts. ( We did not have any problems, though! Quite the opposite.)
Mary Goodell on Oct 2018:

Plenty of hot water on the spot. Very clean. The host was wonderful - she's warm, available, and responsive. When I accidentally left my suitcase in the apartment along with the key (!!!), I texted her on Sunday morning. She was away, but had her father come to the apartment and let me in. Thank you so much for that!! The bed upstairs was very comfortable, and the decor was charming.
More lighting would help as this apartment is in the interior of the building. A lamp on the dining table would be very nice. I suggest replacing the sofabed, or at least the mattress.
This group is wonderful about responding promptly and helping to find the right place for its customers. Thank you, Cross-Pollinate!
Jeanne Zozobrado on Jun 2017:

This is a really cute and comfortable apartment! There was plenty of room for my husband and I and our two teenage daughters. The apartment is located in a less tourist heavy area but close enough to sites to walk. There is a cute little plaza on the corner and some good ice cream shops nearby. The owner Mine met us and took a great deal of time orienting us to the apartment. She showed us how to use the washing machine and dryer. That was super helpful. She also showed us places to visit on the map and recommended some amazing places to eat!
Always easy to use and very helpful.
Leticia on Feb 2017:
Mine received us very well! The apartment is very cute, traditional and well located, you can go walking to a lot of the main touristic places. There are restaurants and cafés around, as well as little grocery stores and a pharmacy. It has everything we needed, we loved our stay. I highly recommend it!
Elaine on Jan 2017:
Mine's apartment was perfect for our stay in Florence. It's in a quieter part of the city, yet walking distance to everything. The apartment was spacious, comfortable and clean.
Linda owen on Apr 2015:

Everything . Stairs were really tight for taking luggage up. That was the only issue the position was great.
Very good servive
Admin on 19. Apr 2015:
There's an elevator in the building - we're not sure why the guests didn't use it!
Stacey on Aug 2014:

My husband, 14 yr old son and 9 yr old daughter stayed here in August 2014. The location was perfect for our vacationing family! We loved the little square right out on the corner with several restaurants and gelato. We loved how close it was to the Ponte Vecchio and was walkable to everything we wanted to do in Florence. The apartment was spacious, clean and very nicely decorated. It had a warm, welcoming and modern feel to it. My kids were thrilled with the loft space which allowed us have some nice quiet time in between sight-seeing. I was extremely grateful for the laundry! The apartment building was charming and well-maintained. We loved this apartment and would love to stay there again someday.
The sofa bed is not very comfortable for adults, though it could have been worse! It would be helpful to have instructions on how to use the laundry. At times there was a strange odor which we think was coming from outside the bathroom window. I wouldn't mention this except it was quite smelly at times. We thought it was perhaps sewer gas. However, it wasn't always there - it just happened a couple of times.
I LOVED Cross-Pollinate staff! I communicated with them several times seeking advice about which accommodations might be good for the kids. They were very friendly, helpful and responsive. Thank you all for giving us such confidence in our adventure-planning!
Dave and Barb on May 2014:

The space was great and location fairly easy to find located in a nice area. The restaurants around the corner are very good but can be a little noisy into the evening. We didn't mind the spiral staircase to the bedroom but the ceiling is very low. The building seemed very secure and it was nice to be able to open the windows near the ceiling for fresh air.
The was a slightly bad odor and one of the gas cook top burners did not work.
Cross-Pollinate was very helpful and we would use their service again. They recommended this property which didn't have any reviews but was in the location we wanted and turned out to be a good find.
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4.8 / 5.0
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (studio with loft / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 4 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
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 double sofabed
Policies & Extra Charges: fee for check-in after 8 pm is €30, cleaning fee of €30 is not included in the price, city tourist tax included in price, non-smoking, check-out time is 11 am, apartment will be clean by 2 pm on day of check-in
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 Appartamento Dante
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Boboli Gardens
Ponte Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria
Galleria dell’Accademia
Pitti Palace
Piazza Santo Spirito
Mercato Centrale