Subject: Re: Florence, Assisi and Siena
Hi Pauline,

I stayed at La Gioconda this past March. It is phenomenally well located - walking distance to just about everything in Florence and quite close to the train station and bus stop if you want to visit Fiesole for a day.

When we were there they were in the process of re-painting which, hopefully, is done by now. The rooms were adequate - with private bath and shower. The people at the desk were helpful re: directions, etc. There is no elevator and the ceilings are high - so there are many steps to negotiate - depending which floor you're on. They will help you with your luggage.

In sum, the hotel itself is just adequate but the location is great and I would consider staying there again.

Judy in Toronto