I have made many trips to Italy starting in July 1966 when I stayed with an Italian family in Rimini for two weeks. This was followed in the summer of 1967 when I stayed with an Italian family in Rome for three months. I then returned to Rome in October 1977 for a long weekend with two colleagues. Between 1983 and 1988, I had responsibility for the De La Ville hotel in Rome and a franchise hotel in Sorrento and made many trips to Rome during this period on business. This was followed by a week in Rome in August 1987, Sorrento in July 2000 and Forte di Marmi in September 2002.