North Haven’s Italian-Americans keep bocce tradition alive

May 11, 2015 640

Playing a game doesn't get more Italian than bocce. "The game of bocce is a very, very simple game," said Giuseppe DeLucia of North Haven. Several times a week a large group gathers to play bocce at the East Haven Italian-American Club. The club has an indoor court which allows them to play year-round.

The majority of the men who play were born and raised in Italy before coming to the United States. In fact, they've been playing the game since they were kids. "We enjoy very, very much. People play golf. We don't play golf, we play bocce," said Alex Berecchia.

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