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
White Suite
White is a nice, stylish, 2 bedroom apartment near the Porta Romana, one of the old entrances into the city from the south (hence Romana - as in, coming from Rome). It's one of the few areas of Florence that's still charming, without being totally crowded and overwhelming with tourists in the summer months. Since Florence is small and compact, you can still get around easily from here on foot.

The apartment has one large room with open plan kitchen and dining room table. Lots of light and large windows, and the white decor make it bright and airy. The main bedroom is darker and cozier, with a large king size bed. The second bedroom has 2 single beds and, contrary to the pictures taken earlier, the sofa bed has been moved into the living room. There's one bathroom with shower, accessible from the hallway, and the apartment is managed by a individual who professionally manages a handful of properties - both her own and others, so guests can expect a high level of professionalism and someone available to help with any problems that could come up.
  • air-conditioning in living room only
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o.
  • dishwasher
  • eat-in kitchen
  • flatscreen TV
  • hair dryer
  • independent heating
  • iron
  • linen and towels provided
  • microwave
  • no elevator
  • tea kettle
  • washing machine
  • WiFi
  • 2nd floor
Jeremy S on Jul 2016:

Location - a great base for exploring Florence. Plenty of space for family of 4. Very helpful owner and her colleague, really felt they wanted us to have a great stay, which we did!
Maybe some brighter lights for the main bedroom and some bedside tables would be handy.
Second time we have booked with them. Very reliable and will use again.
Annette on Jun 2015:
Chic and beautiful apartment with lots of room! Everything was bright and clean when we arrived. The apartment is very modern and comfortable. Wonderful location away from the tourists, easy access to bus into the center of town. Even though Florence was beautiful and lots to see, we looked forward to going back to the apartment to relax and enjoy our evenings at the flat.
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 6 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 60 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 king (180 cm) or 1 king (180 cm) and 2 singles
Policies & Extra Charges: apartment will be clean by 3 pm on day of check-in, city tourist tax €3 per person per night (not included in price), fee for check-in after 10 pm is €50, fee for check-in after 8 pm is €30, non-smoking, check-out time is 12 pm (noon)
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 White Suite
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Boboli Gardens
Ponte Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria
Galleria dell’Accademia
Pitti Palace
Piazza Santo Spirito
Mercato Centrale