by Mark Zaretsky   The tight-knit bunch down at the beachside John Barone Bocce Court along the boardwalk thought they were doing a nice thing when they planted a little vegetable garden adjacent to the court. They just don't understand the mentality of people who walk around wrecking other people's good work. After coming up with...

by Greg Schulzetenberg   It's been an important tradition of my Iron Range Italian in-laws to take the sport of bocce on vacation. Why not? It's a fantastic, laughter-filled game that can be easily adapted to seasons, various climates and interesting terrain. Outside the weight of the bag, including eight large balls and one small jack...

Vincent Gagliardi brushed his mustache briefly with his finger, thought to himself and then looked over at his friend Andy DeLucia. "That guy right there is the glue that holds this whole team together," Gagliardi said about DeLucia. "He's the man."   The elder DeLucia, seated at a table overlooking the East Haven Italian American Club'...

Bocce, Italian bowling, is for everyone, even the chronically feeble like myself. I came early to the game thanks to a high Catholic upbringing. Catholic education was responsible for my introduction to bocce, at the end of a trip to a shrine.  With hot weather came the Italian excuse for extended picnics: the holy pilgrimage. With myself as...

Celebrate your Italian pride or amore for Italian culture and music, food, fashion and fun at the 7th Annual Taylor Street Festa Italiana! From Thursday, August 22nd – Sunday, August 25th, the annual festival returns to Taylor Street celebrating the history and heritage of Chicago's Little Italy.   Open to all ages, guests will be inspired t...

by Roberto Natalini   With the arrival of summer time, each town and city in Italy celebrates tradition and culture with countless feasts throughout the peninsula, where local food and popular customs become the heart of the festivity.   In California and in particular in the Bay Area, the Italian heritage is honored as well with seve...

March 29, 2015 1:00 PM - John Prince Park, 2520 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL: Il Circolo Presents its very first BOCCE Tournament! Join your family and friends in John Prince Park in Lake Worth to enjoy BOCCE games, food, drinks, and fun! $20/ person, kids are free!   There are playgrounds available and a covered...

by Margaret Daykin   The Italian American Club in Wickliffe is the place to be if you love bocce! Over 15,000 people are expected to visit and 96 teams are expected to compete in the 2016 Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce Tournament.   Fox 8's Kenny Crumpton got a taste of why the sport is so popular and learned more about the tourname...

By Brady Smith Bocce is widely considered to be the one of the world's oldest sports. The origins of the game can be traced back to ancient Egypt, hieroglyphics on tomb walls depicted the Egyptians tossing rocks at a target. According to historians, the game evolved from using polished stones to throwing the rounded balls that are used in today's...