Reporting Fran Lane
The Bocce courts of Baltimore’s Little Italy are 80′ by 13′ and topped with a very fine, light gray stone dust. The courts play “fast” and are a big draw. Bocce, a long term fixture in Little Italy, offers residents and visitors an enjoyable way to share not only the game, but also comradeship and a sense of community. The Bocce-based bonds are so strong that players and their families come from as far as Delaware on a weekly basis to participate and observe tournament play and renew their ties to the rich heritage of the neighborhood.