Bocce-A Game for Everyone

Bocce-A Game for Everyone

We are pleased to offer an official size bocce court for guests to enjoy.  Bocce is an easy and fun game to play and guests find it a relaxing and fun way to recreate naturally!  First constructed at the end of 2019 the court has enjoyed a good deal of play from guests from spring through fall.

The game of bocce is closely related to British bowls and French pétanque. It was developed into its present form in Italy (where it is called bocce, the plural of the Italian word boccia which means ‘bowl’ in the sport sense) and is played around Europe and also in regions to which Italians have migrated, such as Australia, North America, and South America (where it is known as bochas, or bolas criollas (‘Criollo balls’) in Venezuela, bocha in Brazil). 

Bocce is traditionally played on natural soil and asphalt courts up to 27.5 metres (90 ft) in length and 2.5 to 4 metres (8.2 to 13.1 ft) wide.  The Nuance B&B court is one of the few you will find that is the full official size of 90ft x 13.1 ft.[14] The court walls at Nuance B&B are wood and the surface is a compacted sand over four inches of crushed stone.

The court includes a covered observation area for spectators (which also serves as the smoking area). Additionally, the court is now lighted for evening play.

The Bocce Court is located just behind the Guest Parking area.  Enjoy Bocce at Nuance Naturist B&B!