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
Gold Suite
This apartment is located on the first floor (around 15 steps, without lift ) of Palazzo Da Magnale, an elegant, historic 16-th century building, located in a superb area of Florence, few steps from Duomo and Ponte Vecchio. It is in fact situated in one of the most suggestive and most magnificent square in Florence, Santa Maria Novella square.

In the same building, on the same level, we have another wonderful apartment, Crystal Suite, a wonderful open space with 2 bathrooms.

Gold Suite is a 120 sq meter apartment and has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is situated on two floors. From the main entrance on the left there is the first bathroom with shower. The walls of the bathroom are covered by a wonderful Venice “stucco” as well as the shower. Continuing we find ourselves in the living room with dining table for 6, sofa, arm chair and Smart TV. The fully equipped kitchen (oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher) is opposite to the sofa. On the same level we find the bright double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower. The walls of the bathroom are covered by a wonderful Venice “stucco” as well as the shower. From the living room, going up around 10 steps, we reach the second double bedroom. This bedroom is an open room overlooking the first bedroom, the opening can be closed by a curtain.

Going up 3 more steps you are in the open studio room, overlooking the living room, here you find the double sofa bed.

Finally, Gold Suite has been recently renovated with taste and style, using soft, neutral colors that blend perfectly with paneled frescoed ceilings.

The apartment has a wonderful panelled frescoed ceiling.

The apartment has a washing machine and a dryer machine shared with another apartment ( Crystal Suite) .

In the apartment there is a very useful closet.
The apartment is extremely quite and peaceful.

About the area:

There is a garage located just 30 metres from the property, ideal for those wanting to hire a car during their stay.
All the monuments are just within few minutes walking away.
At few metres from the flat you have refine shops, grocery, bakery...theatre, traditional florentine restaurants, fashion bars, cafes etc…

  • 1st floor
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o.
  • cable/satellite TV
  • air-conditioning
  • dishwasher
  • eat-in kitchen
  • hair dryer
  • independent heating
  • iron
  • linen and towels provided
  • no elevator
  • toaster
  • WiFi
  • washing machine/dryer
Gail on May 2017:

Location was really great. Everything was so very clean and modern. Having a washing machine and clothes dryer was really nice.
The mattress on the bed upstairs was too firm/hard. 2 hairdryers would be helpful (1 for each bathroom).
Very easy to use!!
Mark on Aug 2016:

We used Florence as a jump off point for many day trips during our vacation, and it was a complete joy to return to the Gold Suite each evening from our long and tiring days. It was modern comfortable inside a building with old world charm. We especially enjoyed the views out into the piazza and toward the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Absolutely delightful! The apartment is a short walk from the train station and an easy walk to everything you want to see in the city. Mariangela went above and beyond when our arrival was delayed by things out of our control (thank you Italian trains!), she waited patiently and gave us an enthusiastic welcome to Florence. She was great at communicating and delivered on every commitment. A top rate host, for sure!
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms), 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 queen (160 cm) or 2 queens
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, non-smoking, check-out time is 11 am, fee for check-in after 8 pm is €30
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 Gold Suite
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Boboli Gardens
Ponte Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria
Galleria dell’Accademia
Pitti Palace
Piazza Santo Spirito
Mercato Centrale