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
Casseleria One
Casseleria One is a basic ground floor studio apartment, situated between Saint Mark's square and the beautiful church of Santa Maria Formosa. The area is packed with shops, restaurants, ice cream places, and cafes. It's the typical Venice you'd expect, with narrow streets and busy life and bridges all around. The street of the apartment, Calle Casseleria, is not a 'through' street (no tourist hordes) and has a quiet courtyard out front (not for sitting, just for looking!).

There's Campo Santa Maria Formosa just a few steps away, a very large and ample square where you can sit and sip a drink in one of the cafes and people-watch.
A great plus: the square is in full sunlight basically all day from morning to evening. I could never pass by here often enough on my walks through the center.

A large supermarket (large by Venetian standards!) is just a few steps away, and you'll find bakeries and fruit stands and anything you'll need right there.

The studio is about 25 square meters and consists of a small living room/entrance area with sofabed, facing the courtyard, with a kitchenette. A large closet cuts off the 'bedroom' part of the room, to the right, where you have a double bed and a bathroom (with shower).

Nina and Francesco, the owners, are a young and very pleasant couple who live close by and take great care of everything, personally meeting their guests upon arrival and making sure you have everything you'll need for your stay.
  • ground floor
  • linen and towels provided
  • kitchenette
  • washing machine
  • microwave
  • WiFi
  • air-conditioning
Mike Crawford on Oct 2016:

Superb Venice location, very quiet, super clean and comfortable. Owners were just the best! Safe and secure with no stairs to climb and easy to get to the apartment by Vaporetto. Great!
A great service for the budget traveler with the personal touch. Thank you Cross-pollinate.
John on Jun 2015:
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Booking details
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: 30 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 1 queen & 1 double sofabed
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, apartment will be clean by 4 pm on day of check-in, check-out time is 12 pm (noon), must call owner upon arrival for check-in, city tourist tax €1.50 per person per night (not included in price), luggage can be held before check-in, luggage can be left after check-out, fee for check-in after 8 pm is €20, fee for check-in after 1am is €40, cleaning fee of €40 is not included in the price
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