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Bocce

05/03/2010

Bocce is the name of a sport that is related to some ancient games played in the Roman Empire, and was developed into its present form in Italy. It was brought to the south of Brazil and some other South American countries by Italian immigrants between the end of XIXth century and early XXth century.

In Brazil it is called bocha and is practiced until today by the descendants of the first immigrants, especially in small towns like Barra Bonita, on the west of Santa Catarina state. It is traditionally played on natural soil courts, surrounded by wooden boards.

Jogo de bocha / Bocce game

Jogo de bocha / Bocce game

Jogo de bocha / Bocce game

Jogo de bocha / Bocce game

Jogo de bocha / Bocce game

Jogo de bocha / Bocce game

Jogo de bocha / Bocce game

Jogo de bocha / Bocce game

 

Jogo de bocha / Bocce game

Jogo de bocha / Bocce game

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  1. 25/07/2010 15:43

    great bocce shots!

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