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
Casa Volver
Casa Volver has 2 bedrooms. A room with a double kind bed and a single bad; the other room has a bunk bad. There's a living room with a kitchenette that has everything you need, and one bathroom to share between the two rooms.

Located in a 1930's building in the upscale neighborhood of Prati, just north of the Vatican, within walking distance there are grocery stores, bakeries, coffee bars and all the other stuff one associates with a pedestrian life in Rome. There a number of buses nearby to take you into the center and the red line subway, which connects to the Spanish Steps and Termini, is about a 20 minute walk away.
  • 3rd floor
  • with elevator
  • cable/satellite TV
  • dishwasher
  • microwave
  • air-conditioning
  • private balcony
  • washing machine
  • iron
  • hair dryer
  • WiFi
  • linen and towels provided
  • bicycles for rent
  • kitchenette
Natasha on Jun 2015:

This was an amazing value for the money! While it is a fair walking distance from some of the main tourist attractions, transit is close enough that this is not a problem. We were thrilled with the space and amenities that this property offers. We had some minor mishaps and ended up getting to the apartment much later than expected, but the friend of the owner that met us was very accommodating. Loved our stay here!
The only part that wasn't as advertised, was that we were not told about the bikes, but in fairness we also did not ask about them, so that is more on us.
We had wonderful experiences with the Cross-Pollinate bookings we had on our trip. I would highly recommend them.
Louise Larochelle on Aug 2013:

The apartment looked exactly as it did in pictures. It was very clean and attractively decorated and had everything we needed. It also was very conveniently located, allowing us to walk to Vatican and St Peter's. also lots of pizzerias, restaurants and convenience stores in the area. The owner met us when we arrived and was very friendly and helpful.
Nothing, we loved it.
Cross pollinate was easy to use and also they were very helpful when I had questions. I have recommended them to others and would definitely use them again. They can be trusted.
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 5 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
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 queens
Policies & Extra Charges: smoking permitted, check-out time is 12 pm (noon), apartment will be clean by 3 pm on day of check-in, luggage can be held before check-in, luggage can be left after check-out, city tourist tax €3.50 per person per night (not included in price)
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 Casa Volver
Foro Romano
Vatican City
Trevi Fountain
Circus Maximus
Piazza del Popolo
Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Stazione Termini
Campo dei Fiori
Piazza di Spagna
Piazza Navona