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The 5 Best Adventures For Your Rome Vacation

Explore five of the greatest adventures to be had in one of the most famous cities in the world, Rome.

08/12/2014

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5 Tips For Budget Travel To Italy

Traveling to Italy is a wonderful but expensive adventure. Make the most of your money with these five budget tips.

08/05/2014

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8 Notable Players Missing The World Cup

Each country can only bring 23 men to Brazil to compete for the World Cup this year. A few notable men were left off rosters for various reasons and some may surprise you …

06/09/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Al Vento, Rinata & Sparks

It was nearly ten years ago when Chef Jonathan Hunt opened an Italian restaurant in the Nokomis neighborhood of Minneapolis. The city has changed. “There’s definitely a lot more restaurants and I think that [the] diner has changed as well,” Hunt said. “We’ve been able to educate.”

04/26/2014

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The 25 Best Beaches In The World

After months of polar vortexes it’s finally almost time to lay out in the sun and sand. To help get the ball rolling, we rounded up the 25 best beaches in the world.

04/23/2014

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How To Look Like A Local When Dining Abroad

The good folks at The Restaurant Choice cooked up these handsomely designed infographics to get you through your next international dining adventure.

04/18/2014

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Can’t Fly To Rome This Weekend? Then Go To The Italian Film Festival

If you’ve ever wanted to go to Italy, you can go there this weekend without leaving the Twin Cities. The sixth annual Italian Film Festival starts Thursday night and runs through the weekend. A variety of contemporary Italian films will be shown that highlight the stories of Italy and its people.

03/07/2014

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Make-A-Wish: Tommy’s Family Battles Cancer, Travels To Italy

Once a month on the WCCO Saturday morning show, we’re going to try to bring you the story of a different Make-A-Wish child. This time we’re introducing you to Tommy Costello, a 15-year-old whose cancer diagnosis was just the start of a harrowing year for his family.

10/26/2013

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Basketball Still Runs Through Troy Bell’s Blood

Troy Bell has seen it all in his basketball career. From Holy Angels High School to Boston College, to a first-round pick in the NBA to a career overseas. Because of that, he has perspective and an appreciation for where he’s been. Bell is spending the summer sharpening his game in the Howard Pulley summer league before he returns to his now hometown team in Italy.

08/03/2013

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5 Convicted In Costa Concordia Crash That Killed Minn. Couple

Five employees of an Italian cruise ship that crashed off the coast of Italy have been convicted of manslaughter. The cruiseliner sank near the shore of Tuscany in January 2012. Among the 32 who died were Barb and Jerry Heil, who lived in White Bear Lake. Under the plea deal, the five employees were sentenced to prison time, but only two will likely serve time.

07/20/2013

Simone Bracalello is a star for MN United FC on the pitch, but he also coaches numerous Minnesota youth, and guest speaks at the U of M about Italian culture. (credit: MN United FC)

Beyond Bounds: 9 Reasons Why Simone Is Now Your Favorite MN Soccer Star

You knew Minnesota had a professional soccer team, right? Those of you bashfully nodding yes are probably lying – market research has shown as little as 3 percent are aware that pro footballers exist in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

06/06/2013

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Valentine’s Traditions From Around The World

With Valentine’s Day coming up, it can be interesting to learn the different Valentine’s Day traditions that vary with each country. The day that honors love is celebrated in different ways around the globe.

01/22/2013

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Victims Of Costa Shipwreck Mark Anniversary

Survivors of the Costa Concordia shipwreck and relatives of the 32 people who died marked the first anniversary of the grounding Sunday with the unveiling of memorials to the victims, a tearful Mass in their honor and a minute of silence to recall the exact moment that the cruise ship rammed into a reef off Tuscany.

01/13/2013

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Survivors, Captain Hear Italian Shipwreck Evidence

A theater in Italy turned into a courtroom Monday, providing extra space for all those who needed to hear the evidence against the captain of a shipwrecked cruise ship.

10/15/2012

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6 Months Since Costa Concordia Wreck

Friday marks six months since the cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground off the coast of an Italian island.

07/13/2012

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