Coming from the Latin, bauca, a type of round vase used for water or wine, boccia is a bottle, pitcher, or carafe. The Italian noun is used frequently, mostly when referring to a bottle of alcohol or wine.
A boccia also refers to the ball that is tossed, or bowled when playing bocce ball: bocce is the plural of boccia. Still a fun and popular game, bocce ball was played all the way back in ancient Rome!
‘Porta una boccia di prosecco a cena.’ – Bring a bottle of prosecco to dinner.