Citerna, Italy, July 4, 1998
This Collegium reporter passed through Citerna, a beautiful village
in Umbria near the border with Tuscany and about one hour south of Florence. Two
beautiful Bocce courts are located at the foot of the town's medieval walls. They are
shaded by ancient sycamore trees. The walls of the village date from the 13th century.
A group of four older men were carefully grooming the courts in preparation for a Bocce contest
later in the day. A group of younger men watched their mentors, who were obviously
their knowledge to the next generation. The men could only confirm that
these two courts had always
been at this location during their lifetime.