Fun, active, social, unique, cerebral, strategic, generational, competitive. There are few games that inspire a string of adjectives like bocce. You can play a round of bocce with your co-workers, friends and family members of all ages and enjoy good times and great conversation on almost any patch of grass. In Italy it is an essential part of summer.
With an ancient past and a modern future, the game with the LTW (little white ball) also known as the Pallino if not the most popular sport in Italy (that would be soccer), is certainly a contender. Generations of Italians have fond memories of watching or playing bocce with their fathers and grandfathers at neighborhood courts. Brought to the US with early immigrants, Italian-Americans found it to be a nostalgic reminder of their homeland.
Want to learn how to play bocce. Watch this short video from boccenation.com.