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
B & B Cimabue 9
B & B Cimabue 9 is a small, family-run B&B, located just outside the historic center of Florence but still walkable from all the tourist sights and museums. With a pleasant 10-15 minute walk along the Arno river, you can arrive at Piazza Santa Croce, or if you take the smaller internal streets heading towards the center -- typical for their artisan workshops and markets of every sort -- you can reach the Cathedral, Piazza della Signoria (Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery) and Ponte Vecchio. Since Florence is a small city (which is well-designed for walking and bicycling) it is easy to get around everywhere by foot, or if you prefer to take public transport, there are also bus stops near the B&B which will get you to other parts of the city easily. The B&B is located on the first floor of a 19th century building in a recently renovated apartment with terrace. The terrace is accessible to all guests, though only one of the guestrooms opens directly onto it. The four guestrooms have private ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, and free wireless Internet connection. The rooms are spacious, well-aired, and sunny, with hardwood flooring and decorated in a traditional style. The living room of the guesthouse acts as reception area, where you'll find the owner, Enrico, at the front desk to greet you and answer any questions you may have.

Breakfast is an additional 5 euro per person and optional. It includes coffee, cappuccino, tea, yogurt, fruit juice, bread with jam and nutella, cereal and fruit. In the common area there's a kettle for making tea, a microwave and toaster, as well.
  • 1st floor
  • no elevator
  • air-conditioning
  • TV
  • linen and towels provided
  • communal terrace
  • independent heating
  • hair dryer
  • WiFi
  • use of refrigerator
  • use of microwave
  • electric kettle in common area
  • toaster
  • breakfast upon request (€ 10.00)
Dorothy Dugger on May 2018:

The owner and host Enrico could not have been more gracious, helpful, patient and generous with his time, information, assistance. The B and B is lovely, the breakfast delicious and plentiful, the beds comfortable. Lots of easy conveniences in the neighborhood which was a nice break from the tourist centric center of Florence. My sister had to go to the hospital while in Florence and Enrico cheerfully offered to take me to the hospital to pick her up and bring her home when she was discharged the following day. How kind.
I thought everything was just fine.
Cross Pollinate helped us easily book this room, after determining that our first choice was not available for the full time we wanted.
Kassie Miller on Jun 2015:

The owner was extremely helpful and friendly.
Great experience!
Patrick on Oct 2013:

The place is beautiful, well kept and honestly one of the best owners we've ever come across. The staff is extremely helpful, rooms are big, bathroom is impeccable breakfast is for champions Location is right outside the old city of Florence, walking distance to everything, local commute as well is very close
nothing negative to say - this place rocks
easy, helpful staff.
Elisabeth on May 2013:
The beautiful room, the cleanliness and the really helpful advice given by Enrico, the landlord.
Suzanne on Jun 2012:

Lovely rooms. Decorated very nicely. Very clean and central location with public transport nearby. We had a lovely stay there . The host was very friendly and hospitable. Would stay here again
the rooms were excellent
We had a lovely stay. Would highly recommend this accomodation.
average score
4.7 / 5.0
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Booking details
Booking details: Bed & Breakfast (owner does not live on premises), 4 guestrooms, with private bathroom (ensuite)
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, Visa, Mastercard, Maestro card, CartaSi
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: smoking permitted on terrace only, city tourist tax €3 per person per night (not included in price)
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 B & B Cimabue 9
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Boboli Gardens
Ponte Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria
Galleria dell’Accademia
Pitti Palace
Piazza Santo Spirito
Mercato Centrale