by Italian American Bocce Club of Greater New Orleans   Good times are here again!!! The Italian American Bocce Club is back from our Holiday Break with TWO Open Bocce Nights this week - both Wednesday (1/11) and Thursday (1/12) at 7pm. We will be taking sign-ups for our Winter Leagues as well, which will begin on Wednesday, January 25th and...

On the corner of H and 12 streets, across from the auto parts store sits a decently sized Italian restaurant and bar called Vendetta. Inside, there's a wooden bar and brick walls salvaged from churches in upstate New York and Maryland, and authentic Italian advertisements line the walls.   Upstairs, old restored Italian Vespas hang from the...

by Kevin Rivoli   Bocce is a game of Italian origin similar to lawn bowling played on a long narrow, usually, dirt court. Players roll heavy balls in an effort to stop as near as possible to a smaller ball, called the pallino. The first player/team to score 16 point wins.   For the past 36 years, St. Anthony's Italian Festival in Sene...

Some are Republicans. Some are Democrats. But there's one thing they agree on. Rolling a large ball at a very small ball can be a lot of fun. And playing bocce ball is a great way to celebrate your Italian heritage. So members of Congress turned out Monday night to play or to watch a sport that dates back to the Roman times.   The...

The Italian American Social Club of Waldwick held its 8th annual summer Bocce/Breakfast event. It included several teams playing on Waldwick's Borough Park double bocce courts.   Bocce is a popular Italian bowling game derived from ancient Roman times now enjoyed by teams of all ages, male or female. Attendees also enjoyed a homemade breakfa...

By Meg Peters   Thanks to Lake Orion bocce player Jose Botto, the United States can now boast its first medal from a World Bocce Championship tournament. Botto competed in the World Singles Bocce Championship April 25 against 32 other countries in Rome, Italy, after winning the title of the United States Champion in the men's division f...

Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, MO has add outdoor bocce courts for their member's enjoyment. These outdoor grass court have been set on the croquet course. Plans are to make the courts more permanent by removing the grass and adding a more level and faster courts with sides for a more profession game. On January 2, 2017 the Italia America Bo...

The sport of bocce ball is played all over the world. In Northern California, it has traditionally been an Italian game, but as the community of Italian immigrants continues to shrink, one San Mateo social club is struggling to keep the tradition alive. On Wednesday nights it's league play at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club. Two dozen p...

The 30th annual Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce Tournament hosted by the Wickliffe Italian-American Club was held Aug. 23-25 as 96 men's and 14 women's teams competed.   The event, which attracts world-class players from around the region and internationally, saw the Palazzo 777 team (featuring players from Canada, U.S., and Argentina, and...

By Andrew Sodergren   Marco Island resident Pat Mazzucco fondly remembers how he was introduced to the sport of bocce more than 75 years ago. The son of Italian immigrants, Mazzucco recalls his father playing with a group of friends every Sunday afternoon in New Providence, New Jersey.   Mazzucco's father and his pals didn't have much...