Here's an excerpt from a new book, "My First 83 Years", written by Paul Noble, a friend and former colleague at WNEW-TV, Channel 5 in New York City. The reason for this blog is that Paul mentions me a few times but this one touches on my present life. *************** "Another special trip I took was to Rome for the 1975 Holy Year celebration. I made arrangements with the Italian network, RAI, Al Italia, the Excelsior Hotel, and we were off. Norman Ross had another chance at a flight to Europe, this one was first class. He loved Rome so much that after he left the television business, he became a travel specialist for Americans in Italy. He is still an agent for personalized visits to Rome."
WHEN IS A HOTEL NOT A HOTEL? When it's a home. And that's the feeling you'll get when you enter the VILLA NOCETTA, a feeling that offers you all the comforts of home plus 5* hotel service. The feeling actually begins on arrival when your chauffer is waiting, card in hand, to take care of your luggage and transport you to the Villa. Located near Rome's historic city center, the Villa is next to the Villa Doria Pamphili and surrounded by the Valle dei Casali, the greenest area in Rome. Here you'll walk through a lush vegetation of pine, palm and orange trees, all surrounding a tempting, heated swimming pool, a rare sight for a luxury villa so close to the heart of Rome. Finally, the