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 Boschi B & B
Casa Boschi B & B was opened in 2001 by mother and daughter Irene and Maria Chiara in the heart of the neighborhood Prati della Vittoria, north of the Vatican (about 10 minutes by foot to St Peter's Basilica). Located on the first floor of a historic building (with elevator), the B & B has three bright and spacious rooms, one with private non-ensuite bath, and the other two with private ensuite bath. Each room has a queen-sized bed (that can also be split into 2 singles) and two rooms also have an extra fold-out sofabed. Two of the rooms are specifically non-smoking. The B & B also has a kitchen where breakfast is served, and guests are welcome to use the kitchen for light cooking. The atmosphere is friendly and casual, and guests are encouraged to spend time in the common rooms as if they were at home. The B & B also offers TV in the rooms, use of phone for incoming calls and to make free calls within Rome, WiFi connection, and use of a washing machine.
  • linen and towels provided
  • 1st floor
  • with elevator
  • condominial heating (set on timer)
  • breakfast included
  • fan
  • use of kitchen
  • toaster
  • calls in Rome free (to landline phones only)
  • phone for incoming calls
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • washing machine
  • private ensuite bathroom (€ 10.00)
Katja on Mar 2016:

easy, uncomplicated booking and organisation we could leave our luggage there
Stefan on Jul 2012:

Friendly and very helpful staff, small fridge, clean room, perfect stay :)
Everything perfect!
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Booking details
Booking details: Bed & Breakfast (owner does not live on premises), 3 guestrooms, with private bathroom (ensuite)
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, Visa, Mastercard, Maestro card, American Express, Diners Club card, CartaSi
Minimum stay: no minimum stay
Cancellations allowed up to: 5 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 2 singles
Policies & Extra Charges: luggage can be left after check-out, luggage can be held before check-in, check-out time is 11 am, room will be ready by 12 pm for check-in, non-smoking, city tourist tax €3.50 per person per night (not included in price)
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 Casa Boschi B & B
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