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
Tornabuoni View B&B
Owned by the same family of Badia Fiorentina, this upscale B&B is located in a historical Florentine Palace “Borgia-Guicciardini-Salviati”, on an elegant shopping street and a stones throw the Uffizi and Piazza della Signoria.

Tornabuoni View is on the fourth floor, easily accessible by lift and overlooking Piazza Santa Trinità. This square contains magnificent examples of major Florentine architectural styles. This includs the 14th century Palazzo Spini Feroni (now the head office of Ferragamo), the 16th century Palazzo Buondelmonti (in the typical florentine renaissance style), and the Palazzo Bartolini Salimbeni (masterpice of Baccio d'Agnolo in the mannerist style).

From the balcony of the breakfast room you can almost touch the beautiful column made from one piece of marble, on top of which is statue of Giustice given by Cosimo dei Medici to celebrate the victory of the florentines over Siena at the battle of Marciano in 1554. To complete the view is an inpressive outline of Palazo Vecchio and a view of the river Arno and surronding hills.

Opened in 2015 with 6 luxury rooms all with private bathrooms and equipped with air conditioning, WiFi, telephone, television, hairdryer and courtesy kit.

All amenities, linens and bathrobes have been sourced from local Tuscan companies.
  • air-conditioning
  • breakfast included
  • flatscreen TV
  • hair dryer
  • independent heating
  • linen and towels provided
  • mini-safe
  • self-service tea & coffee in common area
  • WiFi
  • bicycles for rent
  • 4th floor
  • with elevator
Jithmi lokuge on Sep 2018:

The location can't be beat. The loveliness, cleanliness and helpfulness of host was impeccable. This was our favourite stay during our trip and would most definitely stay there again.
Wifi. We found that the wifi to be very spotty including one entire day of it not working at all.
My experience was great. They were very helpful and great at communication. It truly made planning out trip easier. I hope to use them again in the future in a city that they host.
Paula and Ron Szczapinski on May 2016:

Newly remodeled room in great area of Florence. Receptionist on duty in the daytime was very helpful. Nice light breakfast. Very well run. Exceeded our expectations.
Responsive and helpful when contacted via emails prior to stay. Will definitely use Cross-Pollinate again. Used them in Florence, Rome and Venice. Allowed us to stay in some great locations at great prices.
Monika on Mar 2016:
We had a wonderful stay at Tornabuoni View. In an AAA location, the charming host welcomes you in his stylish newly opened B&B which makes you think you are coming home - even if we were there for the first time. In the morning freshly baked cakes top the breakfast off - all waiting for you in a fully furnished, open plan kitchen with a fantastic view on the roof of Florence. The rooms are lovely and chic, the beds are comfortably ... Well, we will definitely come back! Thanks a lot for making our stay wonderful and great!
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Booking details
Booking details: Bed & Breakfast (owner does not live on premises), 6 guestrooms, with private bathroom (ensuite)
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 2 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 5 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 2 singles
Policies & Extra Charges: check-out time is 11 am, city tourist tax €3 per person per night (not included in price), luggage can be held before check-in, luggage can be left after check-out, room will be ready by 2 pm for check-in
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 Tornabuoni View B&B
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Boboli Gardens
Ponte Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria
Galleria dell’Accademia
Pitti Palace
Piazza Santo Spirito
Mercato Centrale