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 Secondino
This apartment is part of 3 almost identical apartments (Dimezzo, Secondino, & Lacorte) that were recently restored in a small building just near the central station, Santa Maria Novella.

Lots of attention to detail and nice little touches, as well as the basic comforts - AC, TV, a full kitchen with everything you need to prepare some meals.

Each apartment has a bedroom with queen size bed, and a living room with a double sofa bed. The bathrooms are all recently redone with shower stalls.

The location is close enough to the station that getting in and out of the city with bags is a cinch, plus you can get to all the major sites in Florence in about 15 minutes on foot.

Since the area is just outside the pedestrian-zone, those coming by car will be able to get to the apartment and there's a garage structure just across the street.
Amenities
  • air-conditioning
  • 2nd floor
  • dishwasher
  • eat-in kitchen
  • flatscreen TV
  • hair dryer
  • independent heating
  • Italian coffee maker
  • linen and towels provided
  • no elevator
  • tea kettle
  • toaster
  • washing machine
  • WiFi
Reviews
Aileen on Jun 2016:


The apartment itself is very nice. It is spacious, clean, and very modern. They were kind enough to not only have basic kitchen pots, pans, dishes, tools, and utensils, but basics like spices, cooking oil, and dish soap. We really appreciated that and it is NOT always included in other apartments for holiday rentals. I do wish instructions for the unfamiliar washing machines were provided, although Matteo was able to walk us through it.
The apartment is conveniently located near the train station, but the neighborhood itself is not very nice. Not the worst, but definitely not the best. Other than that, we were very satisfied.
Very good. I had also made another reservation in another city that I had to cancel and they were very understanding.
Elena on May 2015:
L'appartamento è situato in una zona davvero centralissima, a due passi a piedi dal Piazza del Duomo e dalla Galleria dell'Accademia. Arredamento nuovo e curato, è piccolino ma ha tutto il necessario per qualche giorno in città. La corte con il parco è splendida e super silenziosa. L'host è stato gentile e ci ha sempre risposto puntualmente. Considerate la tassa di soggiorno per Firenze di 2.50 a notte.
Ratings
average score
4.3 / 5.0
Price/Value
4.0
Comfort
4.5
Cleanliness
4.0
Accuracy of listing
4.5
Location
4.0
Helpfulness of owner / staff / host
4.5
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: no minimum stay
Cancellations allowed up to: 14 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen & 1 double sofabed or 1 queen (160 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: city tourist tax €3 per person per night (not included in price), fee for check-in after 8 pm is €30, non-smoking, cleaning fee of €52 is not included in the price
Spoken Language(s):
Rates and Availability
Location
 Appartamento Secondino
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