Pittsburgh bets on bocce with events at Heinz History Center and Little Italy Days

Aug 17, 2022 307

BY: Amanda Waltz

Bocce appeals to cultures throughout the world, from Europe to South America. But Italy lays the biggest claim to the pastime that combines elements shared with other leisurely games like bowling and croquet. In the U.S., bocce became most associated with Italian immigrants and has since grown to include fans and enthusiasts across the country.

The sport has a place in Pittsburgh as well, something that will be highlighted when Heinz History Center hosts the Bocce Tournament & Festival. The event, taking place Sat., Aug. 20, adds to a local scene showcased in various tournaments and leagues. 

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SOURCE: https://www.pghcitypaper.com

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