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
Apartment Vincent
Apartment Vincent is situated on the second floor of a typical Florentine building, located in the area between Piazza San Marco and Piazza Indipendenza, near the "Galleria dell’Accademia" (where the original Michelangelo’s David is!!). It's also close to the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini and the "Opificio delle Pietre Dure".

Another plus is the vicinity of the market of S. Lorenzo and the shops and excellent restaurants surrounding it (frequented mostly by locals).

The apartment has been furnished with great care, offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere (typical Tuscan style: wooden ceilings and terracotta floors, but modern furniture) while keeping it all functional. Although it's so centrally located the apartment is quiet!

Consisting of a dining room and living room, two double bedrooms (one in a loft), a well equipped kitchen, two bathrooms with shower and a handy utility room / cloakroom - it's perfectly suitable for groups of up to four.
  • air-conditioning
  • full kitchen
  • flatscreen TV
  • WiFi
  • independent heating
  • washing machine
  • 2nd floor
  • no elevator
Heather Howard on Apr 2018:

We loved our stay in this apartment. The host, Alberto, could not have been more pleasant or helpful. He was available for any queries we had and arranged our taxi back to the rail station for us. The apartment itself was clean and well-maintained, and ideally located for exploring Florence, with a Carrefour grocery shop just two doors away for any essential supplies we needed. It was well equipped, and more than spacious for the three of us. We would definitely recommend staying here.
One very minor quibble, it would have been nice to have had a waste bin in the bathroom.
10 out of 10 to Cross-Pollinate for an easy site to navigate, clear and correct description of our apartment, and Alberto our host, and Steve at Cross-Pollinate were always available to answer any queries quickly and concisely. A fantastic experience, and one we can recommend.
anonymous on Feb 2015:
Beautiful apartment in a good area, well equipped, confortable and very clean. Host friendly and helpful!
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms), sleeps max. 4 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, Visa, Mastercard
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 2 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 14 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 2 queens
Policies & Extra Charges: check-out time is 10 am, fee for check-in after 8 pm is €30, room will be ready by 2 pm for check-in, non-smoking, cleaning fee of €50 is not included in the price, city tourist tax €3 per person per night (not included in price)
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 Apartment Vincent
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Boboli Gardens
Ponte Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria
Galleria dell’Accademia
Pitti Palace
Piazza Santo Spirito
Mercato Centrale