Bocce and Festivities at Italian Republic Day

Festa Della Repubblica – Italian Republic Day

There was serious bocce at the May 30th tournament at the North End bocce courts on Commercial Street. The following day, an Italian style “piazza” was set up at Christopher Columbus Park with food, espresso and music.

Bocce trivia: When I stopped by the tournament, the teams were arguing over this question: What happens when a player throws the wrong colored bocce ball (i.e., green instead of red)? Answer: After about 20 minutes, someone found the book of official rules and in this case, the ball is simply replaced with the correctly colored ball.