Borella is a bowling game that has been played in northern Italy since at least the 16th Century.
Borella is a kind of 'three-pin bowling', but unlike ten-pin bowling where the pins are in rows, the three borella pins are placed in single file behind each other. Borella is traditionally played with a large ball made of wood from the maple tree. The three wooden pins or skittles, called sòni, are about 60 cm high. To play the game a player stands 30 metres away from the pins, runs and throws the ball–a bit like a cricket bowler–to strike them at speed.