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 Oblio
In an historic, noble Florentine building from the 1700's just a few blocks front the Duomo, this apartment is small but with a spacious layout.

There's a living room with TV and a small kitchenette with 3 stove burners, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. Off the living room is a bathroom with shower and a above, in a loft, is the double bed and sleeping area.

From here, everything in the historic center of Florence is just a short walk way.
  • 1st floor
  • flatscreen TV
  • independent heating
  • linen and towels provided
  • washing machine
  • WiFi
  • with elevator
  • dishwasher
  • kitchenette
  • microwave
Rob on Jul 2016:

Very comfortable, well equipped apartment in a superb location.
Decor, particularly the bathroom, looking a bit dated and could do with a bit of a refresh
Highly impressed! We were kept well informed and the booking from initial enquiry to the welcome from Matteo was seamless. Will definitely go with Cross-Pollinate again and cant recommend them highly enough.
Dale Summers on Apr 2016:

Shower had black Mold. Shower drained poorly. We could not get gas to work and called phone number given to us. No one ever called back. Very noisy area? Double paned windows.
Excellent service.
Admin on 02. May 2016:
The button to light the gas stove was broken and the property managers provided a lighter for the guests. They insists that they did speak to them over the phone. The windows are double paned and in front of the building is a library. I wouldn't consider it a noisy location, unless you are from somewhere very rural and quiet and not used to dense cities.
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (studio with loft / 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 (160 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: apartment will be clean by 2 pm on day of check-in, city tourist tax €3 per person per night (not included in price), fee for check-in after 8 pm is €30, check-out time is 10 am, cleaning fee of €40 is not included in the price, non-smoking
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Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Boboli Gardens
Ponte Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria
Galleria dell’Accademia
Pitti Palace
Piazza Santo Spirito
Mercato Centrale