The World Bocce Championship played in Alassio in Liguria gives Italy three World titles, two of which were won almost simultaneously during the morning of Saturday, October 16, 2021. Valentina Basei - Francesca Carlini and Luigi Grattapaglia - Simone Nari won the world titles in the Men's Pair and in the Women's Pair. Valentina Basei - Francesca C...

The UNICO Bocce tournament held on Sept. 11 in Georgetown was well-attended, with 10 teams rolling to support the annual Brian Piccolo Award to Sussex County high school athletic teams. The chairman of the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage, Richard DiLiberto, and the UNICO National President, Steve Pelonero, joined forces to rally members for...

A love of the game and a desire to honor the memory of an Ashtabula woman was the motivation for 24 bocce teams that descended on the Sons of Italy early Saturday morning. The Columbus Avenue area was busy  as the Izzi Bocce Tournament got underway at 9 a.m. at the Sons of Italy and fall softball was playing next door at Massucci Field. "My mom [Lu...

Sacramento officially has a “Little Italy.” The new historic district is in an East Sacramento neighborhood, bound by 48th and 59th streets, and J Street and Folsom Boulevard. The area includes several Italian-owned businesses, including Corti Brothers grocery store, Allora Italian restaurant, Talini’s Nursery, Mattone Ristorante, Frank’s Automotiv...

Today, September 22, with the autumnal equinox, the most beautiful summer ever for Italian sport comes to an end. And yet the Italian colors continue to give emotions and triumphs, everywhere and in every discipline. Even at the World Bocce Championships, held in Martingues, France, Italy was a protagonist. For the Azzurri, the world tournament of...

The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame will host a bocce tournament on Oct. 9 at Casa Italia in Stone Park. The single-elimination competition will pit up to 32 teams of four against each other for cash prizes, trophies and bragging rights until next year’s tourney. Food, beverages and entertainment will be provided throughout the day. “...

The fall has always been my favorite time of the year. I find the crisp air, the array of colors and bright skies of autumn to be both invigorating and lovely. However, since 2013, I have a new reason for looking forward to this time of year. That is because October of 2013 was the first year that my friend Bill Winarski and I attended the annual “...

If there’s a red flag with a “B” waving in front of Maria Redo’s house off Old County Road on Sunday, it means there will be a bocce game that day. For 31 years, the Redos have been hosting bocce at their summer home here for family, friends, and neighbors. At first, the games were on Wednesdays and Sundays, but as the years went on and life got in...

The Rehoboth Area chapter of UNICO will hold its annual Bocce Tournament on Sept. 11 at Mulligan’s Pointe in Georgetown, Delaware. Teams or two, three or four players may compete. The entry fee is $50 for per team. The first-place winner will claim 60 percent of the prize money, and the runner-up will claim 40 percent. The tournament is open to UNI...

The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival held their annual bocce ball tournament on Saturday morning in Shinnston. Ten teams competed in the event, with the top team awarded trophies and a feature in the annual Italian Festival parade. The top two teams shared the prize money. Several board members for the festival and the Italian Heritage Queen...