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09/29/2011

Playing "Bocce" in Ferrara

This initiative proved to be so successful amongst students last semester that we decided to make it a regular event. Students are introduced to the game of BOCCE, first with a video introduction that illustrates different playing styles in Europe and the States, different types of throws, and how the game has developed and spread through Italy until today.

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Our host and teacher was a young man, Andrea, who is in fact a promising champion in the field.

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After the video, an aperitivo followed by lunch, it was time to start playing. Andrea taught everyone some of the basic throws, bocciata and raffa, and then we had a competition with commemorative medals for everyone and cups for the male and female winners.

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