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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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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Thursday, December 03, 2009

Meredith’s House Seen In One Of Perugia’s December Mists This Mornining

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Meredith’s Perugia #20: The Old City In A Wistful, Perhaps Might-Have-Been Mood

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Meredith’s Perugia #19: A Song As A Tribute To Meredith By Perugian Rodolfo Susta

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This is a touching story, which seems appropriate to the day.

Redolfo Susta is a talented and popular songwriter and singer in Perugia with a big heart who was deeply saddened by the loss of the bright promise that was Meredith and the media chicanery that clouded her memory..

As we have done by way of this website, to try to even the balance in Meredith’s favor, Redolfo has done by way of a song which he has repeatedly sung in Perugia. His audiences all know of Meredith, and they in turn have been moved and inspired.

The link to his song “Meredith” is presently at top-center of Rodolfo’s MySpace page and the story of how the song was created is at bottom here (click for “more”)..

He has offered the song either virtually through the web or perhaps in person one day to Meredith’s grieving family.


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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Meredith’s Perugia #18-B: That Weekend Destination Meredith Might Have Loved, Here At Night

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A mere four or five hours from Perugia, and another of those wonderful destinations in Italy that foreigners are so quick to make their own. Posted previously in daylight. 

Italy surely leads the world now, with France a close second, in the quality and the extent of its amazing urban floodlighting.  As usual, click for the larger images.


















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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Meredith’s Perugia #18: Yet Another Wonderful Weekend Destination That Meredith Might Have Loved

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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Italian Tourism Bouncing Back: Perugia Becoming More Visited

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That above is one of Perugia’s four-star hotels right off the great Corso Vanucci. It is two or three minutes walk from the courtroom.

Towns in Italy in mid-summer are always pretty quiet, because so many are away at the beach. But there is a report out now that despite the recession, hotels in Perugia and Italy generally are moving back to very high occupancy.

Italy is the second most-visited country in Europe after France. And rightly so.

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Saturday, October 03, 2009

Meredith’s Perugia #17: Another Spectacular Coast That Meredith Might Have Loved

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Meredith could easily have reached here by car down the autostrada in three or four hours.

This is the Amalfi coast. Again a very beautiful place that many foreigners in Italy hit in a hurry.

It is the south shore of the peninsula across the bay from Naples - in effect, it has its back to Naples. At the end of the peninsula is Sorrento, and just out to sea beyond is the Isle of Capri.

Improbably, there are towns all the way along. More improbably, there is a two-lane highway all the way along too, very high up on the side of the hill - you can see one shot of it below.

And even more improbably, full-sized buses and coaches head along that road. Mostly they are easy to squeeze past, but periodically in tight places, negotiations have to take place.

Quite often with considerable humor. Italy is never ever short of friendly smiles and laughs. Perhaps one reason Meredith was so attracted. .

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Sunday, September 06, 2009

Meredith’s Perugia #16: More Of The Bay Of Naples That Meredith Might Have Loved

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Meredith’s Perugia #15: Another Weekend Destination That Meredith Might Have Loved

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Vesuvius, the Bay of Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, and the truly spectacular Amalfi coast

Would Meredith have headed here? Well, almost every new resident of Italy does tend to, as soon as they can make it! A startlingly blue and busy bay, towns atop high cliffs, a volcano active in the last century, several beautiful islands, and almost endless fun, food, history and culture.

Meredith could easily have arrived here from Perugia in three or four hours along the autostrada,

This first of several posts tracks the shoreline of Naples from east to west. From sunrise over Vesuvius to the Naples seaport, the two waterfront castles (Maschio Angioino and Castel Dell’ovo), and the corniche and marina of the Mergellina waterfront area.

Some of the best floodlighting in the world is absolutely transforming Italy at night, by the way. In Perugia but not yet Naples, Meredith may well have noticed.


















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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Meredith’s Perugia #14: A Beautiful Weekend Destination That Meredith Might Have Loved

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The Cinques Terres portion of the Italian Riviera.

Northwest of Perugia and Florence and south-east of Genoa and Turin, it can easily be reached from Perugia in a morning’s or an afternoon’s drive.

That is the famous Portofino above. Crowded now with Ferraris and million-dollar speedboats. Cinques Terres might have been beyond Meredith’s budget for her student year in Italy.

But we’re suspecting that the lifetime roots she was putting down in Italy might one day have drawn her here.









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