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
Badia Fiorentina B & B
Run by gregarious Bruno and his daughter Ricciarda, Badia Fiorentina B&B offers a homey place to stay right in the center of Florence, just a couple minutes' walk from the Duomo, the Uffizi, and Piazza della Signoria. The B&B was opened recently and offers 6 guestrooms with private ensuite bathroom. The elegantly decorated rooms have orthopedic beds, telephone, and air-conditioning. Hair dryers and safety boxes are available upon request. There is a refrigerator in the hallway that guests are welcome to use to store food and drinks. Breakfast is included and is served in the common room, where there is also a TV and sofas for relaxing. Guests are also welcome to use the facilities to make themselves a tea at any time. The owners are full of useful "insider" information about the city, and Bruno is known for giving impromptu history lessons about Florence during breakfast. For those who are allergic, please note that the B&B is animal-friendly, accepting cats and small dogs, and the owner has a small Bolognese dog, Pippo (who does not go into the guestrooms of the B&B).

Special offer: For guests who stay longer than 4 nights, on the 5th night the B&B will offer a lunch or dinner to each person in a nearby restaurant called Il Pennello, with a tourist menu and the house wine included. This offer is valid once per year per guest.
  • 1st floor
  • no elevator
  • independent heating
  • air-conditioning
  • buffet breakfast included
  • use of refrigerator
  • telephone in room
  • free crib available upon request
  • safety box (upon request)
  • hair dryer (upon request)
  • tea-making facilities
  • TV
  • tea kettle
  • WiFi
Chantal Sulkow on Jun 2016:

Wonderful location, lovely owner. Very clean and attractive room.
Should have been made very clear that "private bathroom" meant "bathroom across the hall that only you get to use." I would not have booked this if I knew I had to go across the hall for the bathroom.
Admin on 19. Jun 2016:
I'm sorry you weren't aware that the bathroom was not ensuite. It is noted on the site and in your confirmation letter.
Ozlem Cevik Koper on Jun 2015:

Friendliness and location!
Breakfast tables and coffee (not good)
Very personal and timely
Angela on Jun 2014:

Location was awesome. Walking distance to everything. Bruno was so sweet and helpful. It was an awesome B&B and I would recommend it highly.
Sheets were a little rough.
Great communication and easy to use.
Jan Jensen on Sep 2013:

Location very convenient, warmth and friendliness of Bruno the host, clean and comfortable rooms, sufficient breakfast to get us going
Seamless! Appreciated the quick follow up with information and the ease of using! Have recommended your website to other travelers. Thank you!
Paul Edel on Aug 2013:
The accommodation is very nice furnished. Kitchen and Dining room are pleasant like at home.
Amanda on Apr 2013:

Great location, wonderful accommodations, friendly and comfortable.
nothing in my opinion, loved it!
Cross-Pollinate was key to my travel in Italy. Very helpful and you can expect the same quality from any of their locations.
Mary-Iris on Mar 2013:

Bruno was charming and very helpful.
To sleep four, he put two cots in a standard room where there was a double bed. We could barely move in the room. VERY cramped.
Robert on Jun 2012:

The staff was outstanding and the location is the best in Florance.
Very helpful site to get you out of hotels into a more comfortable, private, and spacious accommadations.
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Booking details
Booking details: Bed & Breakfast (owner lives on premises), 6 guestrooms, some rooms 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: non-smoking, small pets accepted, city tourist tax €3 per person per night (not included in price), check-out time is 11 am, room will be ready by 2 pm for check-in, luggage can be held before check-in, luggage can be left after check-out
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 Badia Fiorentina B & B
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Boboli Gardens
Ponte Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria
Galleria dell’Accademia
Pitti Palace
Piazza Santo Spirito
Mercato Centrale