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
Ponte Vecchio Suite
Ponte Vecchio Suite has been recently renovated and offers a comfortable stay in one of the most popular touristic and residential areas of Florence. It's just 20 meters from the famous Ponte Vecchio and 50 meters from Piazza Santo Spirito. It's the perfect location for walking the historical streets of Florence and discovering characteristic places like restaurants, trattorie, and wine bars. Within just a few blocks are a supermarket, a post office, a garage, restaurants, museums, shops, wine bars and a bus stop. you can easily get there from the main train station Santa Maria Novella in 15-20 minutes by foot or take the bus D or C or a taxi. The apartment is composed of a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom (with shower), another bedroom with two single beds, living room with a double sofabed, a kitchenette, and another bathroom with shower. Amenities include TV, A/C, washing machine, kettle, microwave, WiFi, hair dryer, and iron/ironing board.
  • independent heating
  • WiFi
  • 4th floor
  • with elevator
  • air-conditioning
  • full kitchen
  • tea kettle
  • microwave
  • flatscreen TV
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • washing machine
  • linen and towels provided
anonymous on Aug 2017:

Great location. Nicely equipped kitchen if fairly cramped. Air conditioning and a washing machine a plus. Having two bathrooms was great. Small but functional elevator made getting to the 5th floor location a snap.
Bathrooms and showers were tiny, but I don't think there is anything that could be done to change this given the layout of the apartment.
Very helpful.
Ana on Feb 2017:
The location is excellent! A few steps from Ponte Vecchio. Everything was just as you see and it was perfect for me and my family.
Larry on Jan 2017:
Our family of five loved staying here. Mine's a great host and gave us all of the information we needed upon arrival, including restaurant and gelateria recommendations, a map, and a tour of the apartment. She was easy to reach prior to and during our stay. I was concerned that our location so close to the Ponte Vecchio would include a lot of street noise, but the apartment is actually incredibly quiet (top floor on a quiet side street). Florence was very hot during our stay, but the air conditioners (one in each room) worked perfectly and kept everyone cool. The two bathrooms are tiny, but work fine. Laundry was easy to do (good washing machine and a big drying rack). We'd definitely stay here again.
Pat on Jan 2017:
Absolutely fabulous stay in Florence! Mine welcomed us and provided all kinds of information that was so helpful. The apartment was spectacular!! Cozy and perfectly located to all sights! It was literally steps to the Ponte Vecchio. Would positively recommend to all and would definitely stay there again. We also had a lovely dinner at La Funetta, rustic and charming. Another nice thing was a grocery store steps away also. Washer in apartment with a Wash & Dry facility across the street for drying. Perfect place!!!!
Susan F on Apr 2015:

Perfect location to walk everywhere in Florence; Ponte Vecchio and supermarket very close. Well stocked kitchen. We shared apt. with our two daughters and there was ample room for all. Our contact was friendly and helpful; we were able to drop off our luggage before appointed time. Numerous spots for gelato and excellent restaurants steps away. WIFI was good.
There are 100 steps up to apartment, so if lift is out, this may be a challenge for some. As in all of Europe, the showers are tiny, but good water pressure. Slipcovers and new paint in some rooms would make this place sparkle.
Steve and Amy have been helpful with suggestions from the start. Appreciated the email reminders to contact owners of various apartments. I have recommended Cross-Pollinate to several friends already.
Kathy Haupt on Aug 2013:

The location was awesome and having 2 bedrooms with a washer and drying racks was also great. We were allowed to safely store our bags even though we arrived prior to the Check-in time.
Having written instructions about using the washer would have been helpful, since I do not speak Italian. Also, providing info about the location of a grocery store would have also been helpful.
Wonderful to deal with. I highly recommend Cross-Pollinate.
George & Linda Chen on Jun 2013:

Nice roomy apartment, good a/c, Wi-Fi and washing machine came in handy, and convenient location.
We arrived at the apartment about 2 hrs sooner than scheduled, the owner's father let us in but spoke very little English. Owner never showed up until when we checked out 4 days later. At the very least, she could have called once during our stay to see if we had any questions about the apartment, the neighborhood or even Florence...which we did! Not a huge problem since we figured it out ourselves but it's just basic customer service.
Straight forward and easy to use website to book reservations.
Jessica on May 2013:

Great space! Well decorated, clean, comfortable! Great location, just steps from the ponte Vecchio and very central to all of the Florence sights.
Bathrooms and showers were very small, difficult to store anything inside.
Excellent! Easy, straight forward, no confusion!
James on Mar 2013:
Great location, clean well appointed apartment, friendly owner who took care to give us great places to eat and to find great espresso. I would recommend this to anyone.
Patricia on Mar 2013:

Location was fantastic! Apartment was clean, roomy and comfortable, with everything one would need. Staff (Mine) was super helpful and nice, providing us with introductory material on Florence, taking us to the nearest ATM, calling a taxi for our departure. She really went above and beyond, always with a smile! Thank you, Mine!
Nothing! However, like most European accommodations, showers were small. They were fine for us (family of 5 with adult children), but if someone were VERY large, the showers could be problematic.
Easy! It all worked perfectly!
Lisa on Nov 2012:

Location is PERFECT - within walking distance of anything you would want to do in Florence. The apartment was clean, roomy and and welcoming. Apartment owner was friendly and gave great recommendations for restaurants, sites, etc. Photos and listing are accurate - I can't say enough great things about this apartment!
Nothing - everything was perfect!
The staff at Cross-Pollinate were so helpful as I was booking our trip to Italy. The site is easy to use, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable and I was so impressed with my entire Cross-Pollinate experience. Thank you!
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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: 30 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 2 singles or 1 queen & 1 single
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, city tourist tax included in price, fee for check-in after 8 pm is €30, cleaning fee of €30 is not included in the price, check-out time is 11 am, apartment will be clean by 3 pm on day of check-in
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 Ponte Vecchio Suite
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Boboli Gardens
Ponte Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria
Galleria dell’Accademia
Pitti Palace
Piazza Santo Spirito
Mercato Centrale