Saturday, June 17: palla a 21 ball construction course in Torniella (Southern Tuscany)

As a part of the celebrations for the tenth anniversary of the mission which brought to Chicago, Illinois, the ancient game of palla a 21 (or palla eh!) in collaboration with is organizing its first ball construction course.

The course will be held in the music room (first floor) of the Torniella Philarmonic Society centre in Torniella, from 3PM to 6PM of Saturday, June 17, 2017. The tutor will be Ilo Ferrandi, one of the few active ball makers today.

To participate you must register by sendin an e-mail to  Admission to the course is free, but it will be possible (and appreciated) if you will contribute with a donation to support the calendar of events and initiatives by, dedicated to the promotion and protection of lesser known assets in the fields of culture, environment, and open innovation.

The course will have some theory, concerning the history of the ball, and a review of materials, tools and procedures to build it. A hands-on part will then follow, with Ilo Ferrandi helping the participants to create their own ball. At the end of the course an “aperitivo” will be in the air, and if the weather is nice you may actually try to play, possibly getting some tutoring by one of the palla a 21 players, who are just starting their training, with the traditional palla a 21/palla eh! tournaments coming up from mid-July.