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
Appartamento Panisperna
This one bedroom apartment with a little terrace is located in one of our favorite neighborhoods of Rome - Monti. It's about a 10-15 minute walk from Termini station, so for those arriving by train, it's easy to get to without having to deal with public transport. From there, the little quarter of Monti is full of cool restaurants, cafes, boutiquey shops, and charming little streets and ivy covered buildings (such as the one this apartment is in). It's lively at night, but more sophisticated than the area around Trastevere and Campo dei Fiori - ie. wine bars spilling chatty, fashionable customers onto the sidewalks rather than drunk college students!

The neighborhood is next to the Roman and Imperial Forum and from many streets you can see the Colosseum, which is a short walk away. From here, you can visit pretty much everything on foot, or there's the blue line metro at Cavour which makes it easy to connect to other areas further afield. Monti is a bit less touristy than other areas in the historic center and has a good neighborhood feel with some old artisan shops and woodworkers nestled between the more chic cafes and shops.

The apartment itself has a living room with a small, but functional kitchen and a double sofa bed, which is new and comfortable but will take up most of the living room area when open. The bedrooms connects to the living room but is separated only by a curtain, so there isn't loads of privacy.

There's a bathroom with shower and a double bed in the bedroom and a cute little private terrace.

Although it's on the 1st floor up from ground, it's a very old building from the 1600's and the stairs are steep.
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o. (€ 5.00)
  • 1st floor
  • air-conditioning
  • full kitchen
  • independent heating
  • linen and towels provided
  • no elevator
  • tea kettle
  • toaster
  • TV
  • hair dryer
  • WiFi
Cheryl Cameron on Aug 2016:

I really liked the location of the apartment. The neighbourhood has everything you could want and the metro and coliseum are so close by. We would walk around in the morning, come back for lunch and then go out again in the afternoon. Having air conditioning in the summer was a real godsend.
When we arrived, there was no one to meet us, even though I had contacted the owner and everything was all set up. I called someone and they came right away but the sofa bed was not made up even though I had requested it in advance. The lady who came to meet us did bring us two big bottles of water, which was very nice.
I would definitely use Cross-Pollinate again and would recommend it to anyone who wants to stay in Rome.
Kathie Agrell on May 2016:

The apartment is attractive, comfortable and well laid out. There are many restaurants and attractions in the Monti area.
Apartment is located over very noisy and crowded bar - hard to sleep even with windows closed and earplugs. Vagrants eat and sleep on the doorstep blocking entrance and exit to the apartment. Wifi was extremely sporadic.
Admin on 31. May 2016:
I'm sorry you were disturbed by the noise. Monti is one of the most popular, lively areas of the city, and normally why people choose to be there.
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Booking details: vacation rental apartment (1 bedroom / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 4 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 14 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen bed & 1 double sofabed or 1 queen (160 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: city tourist tax €3.50 per person per night (not included in price), non-smoking, apartment will be clean by 2 pm on day of check-in, check-out time is 10:30 am, cleaning fee of €35 is not included in the price, fee for check-in after 11 pm is €20
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