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
Maggio Suite Apartment
This apartment is in an historic building that belongs to the noble Ricasoli family. It was built around 1470 by the famous Renaissance architect Baccio d'Agnolo that also created the majestic interior courtyard, with porticos, adorned with statues.

The apartment has a spacious livingroom with a dining area, kitchen, double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with bathtub, second bedroom with either a double bed or two single beds with an ensuite bathroom with bathtub.

There is no AC in the apartment but there are cealing fans in the bedrooms.

There is also doorman from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Children under 6 years old are not allowed by the owner.
  • 2nd floor
  • dishwasher
  • flatscreen TV
  • full kitchen
  • hair dryer
  • independent heating
  • linen and towels provided
  • microwave
  • no elevator
  • washing machine
  • WiFi
Lynn Rush on Apr 2017:

This apartment was ideal for our stay in Florence. Spacious, well furnished, quiet, and the location in the Oltrarno was perfect. Would definitely stay here again - absolutely loved it.
This is the second time I've used Cross-Pollinate, and each experience has been a good one - responsive and helpful. Will use your service again.
James on Jan 2017:
Greeted by Simone who was full of helpful information. Enjoyed many of the recommendations for food and places to go. We loved our mini Palazio. Space and comfort and everything we needed. Easy walking to all of the features of the old part of Florence. We will stay with Mine again. You should enjoy her hospitality too
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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, by Paypal (guest pays the fees), (Paypal only for balances over €1,000)
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 30 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 2 queens
Policies & Extra Charges: apartment will be clean by 4 pm on day of check-in, check-out time is 11 am, city tourist tax included in price, cleaning fee of €50 is not included in the price, non-smoking, no children under 6 years old
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 Maggio Suite Apartment
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Boboli Gardens
Ponte Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria
Galleria dell’Accademia
Pitti Palace
Piazza Santo Spirito
Mercato Centrale