Opera Southwest’s acclaimed Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Anthony Barrese paid a visit to the newly-completed Bocce Complex at Albuquerque’s North Domingo Baca Park last weekend. Barrese is in town for the production of Rossini’s short opera, L’Inganno felice, and couldn’t resist a few pick-up games with his local Opera/Bocce-loving fan...

A family of restaurateurs is bringing a slice of Italian life to downtown Howell with a new pizzeria, restaurant and bar, which will feature two courts for bocce ball, an Italian pastime.  Coratti's Pizzeria Bar and Bocce will open for lunch and dinner May 3 at 316 E. Grand River Ave., co-owner Peter Coratti said.  The Corattis have completed an ex...

Bocce is a simple game that finds its roots in ancient Rome and 2,500 years later, it is still popular with people of all ages. Bocce ranks as second, next to soccer, as the great Italian national pastime. In fact, other than soccer, forms of bocce are played in more countries around the world than any other ball game. The game has been played by e...

Forget the Kentucky Derby and the PGA Championship, some of the most tenacious competitors can be found on the bocce courts at Oak Crest, an Erickson Living community in Parkville, Md. Residents of Oak Crest meet twice weekly to compete, socialize, and relax with friends and neighbors over a friendly game of bocce. "Bocce is a lot of fun. We just g...

The Livermore Valley will again have a space that offers food, drink and bocce as the owners of Sauced BBQ and Plucked Chicken have announced plans to open Da Boccery, a new entertainment and restaurant venue at the former site of Campo di Bocce, which closed earlier this year. The announcement of the new establishment started circulating on social...

The Sons & Daughters of Italy and the City of Redding are partnering once again to bring you a Spring Bocce League. It will start Thursday, May 6, at 6 pm and run for five weeks. Teams of four will compete weekly until we have a league Champion with a grand prize and bragging rights! Put together a team of four and have the captain register on the...

The Italian American Society of Marco Island finished their Bocce season with a tournament among their members to see who could be called the three best players this year. As always, it was a fun season with a lot of kidding and joking even though COVID-19 kept quite a few members from coming to Florida this year. Members played at Mackle Park and...

After years of planning and fund raising the newly constructed Bocce courts in Carmichael Park are ready for use! The courts are located in the Carmichael Park panhandle right behind the Italian Cultural Center. Currently there are two courts with plans for additional courts in the future. A Grand opening is planned over the summer and we hope memb...

It's always game day at the South Beach Bocce Ball courts on Staten island, where some of the players come twice a day, every day of the week. "I'm 82. It keeps me going I love it," explained Anthony Pucciarelli.Mark Defazio says he's retired like everyone else playing. "I'm the youngest guy here. I'm in my 50s," Defazio said. But on this day, Juli...

A documentary project about the World Series of Bocce Documentary has been awarded a production grant from The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. This grant is on behalf of the National Italian American Foundation and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America. For those that don't know, The Russo brothers directed the Captain America and A...