Small Bakelite balls roll across the synthetic, sandy green of the playing field. Groups of elderly veterans circle the boccino (the small ball, also called the pallino or the jack). Lots are drawn. Luck chooses the first to roll. It’s a rule as old as the dawn of ages. In Italy, especially in the north in Piedmont and Lombardy, the game of bocce i...

Not even a week's rest for the Settebello, which after its world silver medal in Budapest is ready to pack its bags again: on Friday, July 8, Sandro Campagna's Italy will assemble at the Centro Federale in Ostia, and on Saturday, July 9, it is scheduled to leave for the United States for a common training session with the star-studded national team...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) and Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF) of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) fraternal organization have partnered on a scholarship matching program to recognize one student-athlete each year who meets the requirements in the classroom, on the field and in heritage. Each year the IAB...

The World Games in Birmingham, Alabama begin on Saturday, July 9, 2022. Team Italy is in Group A with host USA, Canada and Taiwan. The Italians make their debut against USA at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium on Saturday night, July 10, 2022 at 7 pm (CT). The Team Italy women's softball squad is busy this summer as the reigning Euro champs depart for th...

The Methuen Sons of Italy Lodge #902 hosted the U.S. Bocce Federation 2022 Championships from June 20-26. This was the third time the facility hosted the National Tournament. Bocce players participating came from as close as Methuen, but came from as far as Florida and California. Money Tournament winners were George Mancini, Lennie Christopher, Ro...

In the beautiful Sardinia you can live one of the most exciting and unforgettable experiences, thanks to the Mining Trail of Santa Barbara. In the now famous Park Geominerario historical Environmental, in fact, there is an itinerary rich in history, culture and religion along about 500 Km. Through 30 well-defined stages, hiking enthusiasts and pilg...

The first place among treks in Italy undoubtedly belongs to the Via Francigena. The route originates in Canterbury, England, crosses France and Switzerland and finally enters Italy via the Gran San Bernardo pass. The Francigena originated as a pilgrimage route that crosses the whole of Europe vertically and has Rome as its ultimate destination. Alt...

In baseball and in life, “three strikes” are typically a bad thing. But for world-class bowler Carmen Salvino, it’s just another day at the office. He began his career as a professional bowler at 19 years of age, and 70 years later, he’s only now looking back at just how many pins he’s knocked down. Carmen was born in the Taylor Street neighborhood...

Italy has won the medal table at the 2022 Mediterranean Games. The Bel Paese confirmed itself as the undisputed master of the multi-sport competition reserved for nations bordering the Mare Nostrum. The Azzurri return home with a chest embellished with 159 medals: 48 golds, 50 silvers, 61 bronzes. The triumph in Oran (Algeria) came in a sprint, at...

The Boston Celtics have needed to add some size with shooting to the team’s frontcourt rotation, and they finally obtained it with the signing of veteran forward Danilo Gallinari. Long a target of the Celtics, the two parties finally teamed this week: The Italian revealed he will sign with Boston for a two-year deal with a player option in the seco...