Dating traditions italy
Many of these less-known (and, let’s face it, quite strange) traditional games in Italy have been transformed over time, and some even forgotten.
However one example of a wonderfully strange traditional game in Italy that is still played to this day is Tamburello – a tennis-like sport with a twist.
Instead of using a racquet, the ball is hit with a tambourine!
Dating back to 1890 when the Federazione Ginnastica d’Italia recognised Tamburello as an official sport which had been played throughout Rome and Florence since the beginning of the century.
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The rules of the Tamburello game are quite unchanged since these ancient times although the tamburello playing equipment has been very slightly updated to modern times.
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