Subject: Italy March/April 2004
Hello Ziners,

Don thanks for telling us about Hotel Giglio in Florence.

My husband and I spent several wonderful days there. All you reported in your travelogue is as stated. Marco, Lucca, Maria and the staff are wonderful and accommodating. I also recommed it and we are planning to stay there again.

Also around the corner on Via San Gallo, there are several grocery stores and Trattoria Da Tito. Home style food with great quality and price.

In Rome we stayed at Hotel Morgana excellent location near the Termini. Staff was excellent. Room clean, small but priced very well for Rome. Breakfast was wonderful for those who want a large assortment. Several great restaurants However the lamb I had at Antico Ristorante Del Giglio located Via Torino 137 near the Opera House was wonderful. Highly recommend this place.

Also we drove extensively around the Tuscan area taking a car out of Florence. Do try the small roads a trip to San Gimignano via

Barberion is a treat. We stopped and sampled on our way to Siena. There is a lot of construction work currenty being done in Florence. also extensive cleaning and restoration. Keep that in mind as you go around. David still is encased with scaffolding however you can see him. I do recommend calling and making reservations for the museums. You pay when you get there. No waiting. Italy 39 055.294.883 English speakers are available. 9-6 their time.

Lots of other greats on this trip. Of course we threw the three coins in the Trevi which seals our fate to return again and again...

Gay LeJeune Huntsville Alabama.