Palla a 21 (or palla eh!)

Palla a 21 (or palla eh!) is an ancient hand ball game. It is currently played in six tiny hamlets in Southern Tuscany, between Siena and Grosseto, in Ciciano, Piloni, Scalvaia, Tirli, Torniella, and Vetulonia.

Attivarti.org took on as a legal entity the work started in 2007-2008 with the extremely creative palla a 21 in Chicago project, and the subsequent photo exhibitions in Ribolla and San Francisco, including a photo contest.

In addition to the promotion of the game during the Summer tournaments (July-August), Attivarti.org has been managing some specific initiatives about the game. All of these have been conducted together with the communities where the game is played:

  • 2011 Monticiano – exhibition
  • 2012 Monticiano – symposium
  • 2014 Milano – demonstration
  • 2017 Torniella – ball construction courses