Headsup: The first 8 episodes of the RAI/HBO production "My Brilliant Friend" about a supreme alpha-girl and her "moon" of a best friend airing in 60-plus countries are proving amazingly endearing. So many colorful elements of evolving post WWII Italy on display. Yes, some violence too, but peanuts compared to say New York in that era. A real must-see.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Meredith’s Perugia #31: Naples Area Where Meredith Was So Happy On A School Visit

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Meredith’s Perugia #29: The Very Elegant City Of Milano Just Half A Day To The North

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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Caring Perugia Sets Up A Scholarship To Commemorate Meredith And Offer A Kind Gesture To Her Family

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We previously posted this report on the Mayor of Perugia, Wladimiro Boccali, and how he reflects the city’s still caring for Meredith.

Now we have this report from UPI that he and the city council and the School for Foreigners have created a scholarship for Meredith.

ROME, Nov. 3 (UPI)—A scholarship has been set up in the memory of a British exchange student found murdered three years ago in central Italy, officials said.

Perugia and the city’s University for Foreigners said the scholarship would honor the life of Meredith Kercher, the ANSA news agency reported.

‘‘Meredith Kercher was here, our guest, to study and we want to remember her as a young student,’’ Mayor Wladimiro Boccali said Tuesday, the third anniversary of the day she was found with her throat cut…

‘‘Perugia wants a tangible sign to remain from her coming here,” Boccali said. ‘‘I think Meredith should be considered one of us and, as such, she should find a place in the city’s shared memory, with a thought also for her devastated family.’‘

Murders are extremely rare in Perugia so they affect the whole city deeply. The city council has also tried its best to be helpful to the family and encourage the search in the Sonia Marra case.

Sonia also was a visiting student.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Meredith’s Perugia #28: The Palm Riviera, For Her, Less Than One Hour East

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Saturday, May 08, 2010

Meredith’s Perugia #27: Half A Day’s Drive North - The Italian Lakes

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Sunday, May 02, 2010

Meredith’s Perugia #26: Amazing Tuscany, Just To The North And North-West Of Perugia

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Meredith would surely have explored Tuscany. Probably even within her intended one year in Perugia - parts of Tuscany are mere minutes away.

Florence of course is in Tuscany (its capital). So are most of these sunflowers.  Also Pisa, and also Siena, the hilltop university city that most resembles Perugia.

The singer on the second video, Andrea Bocelli, comes from Tuscany - specifically from Lajatico, a village in the heart of the sunflower area.

He went fully blind at the age of twelve. We hope these sights linger in his mind.


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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Meredith’s Perugia #26: Florence, A Very Pretty One Hour Train Ride To The North

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Italy seems to have more of these high-quality, lovingly created videos online than any other country in the world. These videos show the true face of Italy, one of the gentler, more welcoming places on earth.

You might like to watch the previous videos. Perugia itself comes across really well, as do Rome, Venice, Naples, and the Italian Riviera. Real surprises even for us have been Sicily, and the extreme south-east.

To our knowledge, all of these places except for Rome and of course Perugia still lay ahead for Meredith. They do hammer home the effect of a fine life so stupidly cut short.

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Sunday, April 04, 2010

Meredith’s Perugia #25:  Images Of The Rome She Surely Would Have Explored in-Depth

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Meredith’s Perugia #24: These Are All Places Meredith Could Have Got To In An Hour

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Is that Vivaldi in both? At a guess, yes, it is.

If you have a special thing for Italian classical music (and who doesnt?) take another look at these.

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Meredith’s Perugia #23: Would She Have Been Attracted To Haunting Sicily?

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Meredith’s Perugia #22: Salento In South-Eastern Italy - Where Sonia Came From

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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Meredith’s Perugia #23: A Moving Video Of The Venice That Meredith Might Really Have Loved

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Meredith’s Perugia #21: The Pretty Trasimeno Area Just To The West

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Meredith’s Perugia #21: We Return To The Amalfi Coast As Meredith Might Very Well Have Done

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This truly spectacular shoreline with the pretty villages and great drive along it draws people back again and again.

The Amalfi coast is about three hours from Perugia, two from Rome, and one from Naples. The coast faces south, so it is sunny all day, and all the way along, the main crop is huge yellow lemons - mostly made into a liquer.

We posted still shots here and these now are some great videos.

More places Meredith will never see. How much she could have done in that very promising lifetime…. 

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Meredith’s House Sees Some Seasonal Snow

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Rather nice. You can see Meredith’s bedroom window with the amazing views at top-right above there.

Perugia is located in the Appenine mountains which see at least some light snow every winter. Some more images of the Appenines posted here.

Because of intended developments in this area the house may not remain standing forever. Kermit presented us with an intriguing analysis of why the house is the way it is.

It’s quite moving, that out-of-season red rose, down below in the last shot.




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