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 Cupolone
Small but charming apartment situated in a typical Florentine 18th century building, right in the very heart of Florence, on Piazza del Duomo -- this is as central and convenient as gets if you want to discover Florence by foot. If you do, you can start by walking up the 48 steps leading up to the second mezzanine floor from where the apartment is accessed.

MIght seem like a tough start but you'll be rewarded with a view over the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and a cozy apartment with wooden ceiling, terra-cotta floors, a bathtub and a private balcony.
  • 2nd floor
  • air-conditioning
  • flatscreen TV
  • independent heating
  • microwave
  • no elevator
  • private balcony
  • washing machine/dryer
  • WiFi
  • kitchenette
  • linen and towels provided
younwoo_lee on Aug 2017:
Location, good experience stay in apartment which is historical one with those old fashioned keys and big heavy main door. Air conditioner, balcony etc.
Educated people, organized and clean apartment on Feb 2015:
Easy access from the train station and super close to the center. The responsible for the apartment were really helpful getting in touch even before our trip happen. He asked us if he could help in our arrival, especially because we do not speak English or Italian language, this is what saved us too!
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (1 bedroom / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 2 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 sofabed
Policies & Extra Charges: check-out time is 10 am, fee for check-in after 8 pm is €30, apartment will be clean by 2 pm on day of check-in, non-smoking, city tourist tax €3 per person per night (not included in price), cleaning fee of €45 is not included in the price
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 Apartment Cupolone
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