The young guy in the green hat, and his partner, the girl to his left, seemed to be the "young guns" on the field. They were very, very good, as were their competitors
looking to see which bocce ball is closest to the marker
This is one third of the area in which set were played,
and there were six games going on each section at once
Bocce: does anyone play this game in the US? I've always wanted to know more about it.
Today has been lovely: perfect weather for the annual bocce tournament! When we ventured out of our hotel this morning, the market square had transformed: three-fourths of the square had been cordoned off and a 4-5 inch layer of sand had been covered over the surface. Inside were countless bocce teams playing in heats throughout the day. It was interesting to sit and observe the players inside and outside the tournament-area. I know nothing about this sport, but one thing I really loved was the fact that all ages were playing with and against one another. Older women were playing against young guys. It was great. I sat and tried to figure out who the bocce "rock stars" were.
Here's a little more info about the game: