Historic Italian game taking center court at weekend festival

Sep 17, 2015 592

By Mark Bennett

Yards and yards of wide open, flat dirt. A batch of hard plastic spheres the size of softballs, and permission to throw them. My preschool-age sons couldn't have been happier.

They got a brief taste of the ancient game of bocce ball when our family trekked to the Little Italy Festival at Clinton in the 1990s. The festival featured a downtown court back then. My sons mostly played in the dirt that day. They finished grimy and smiling.

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