Volata

Italy also had (and still has) calcio storico fiorentino, which seems like a version of this that's a hell of a lot more violent. There's a reason why calcio survived fascism and volata didn't.
Looks like American football/Rugby before rules were introduced to reduce injuries and make them more acceptable to social norms.
 
Italy. I could see it stick and become something like Australian Rules Football, as in it wouldn't really be played outside Italy, except as a curiosity or among people of Italian descent (Little Italies across America could have fields and regular local games). If Italy somehow stays neutral in the war and retains some colonies, it could have a bigger penetration, like maybe cricket.
What about Spain? Perhaps the game could be taken to Spain during the civil war.
And maybe, even Germany and Japan, as allies of Italy.
 
Italy also had (and still has) calcio storico fiorentino, which seems like a version of this that's a hell of a lot more violent. There's a reason why calcio survived fascism and volata didn't.
What if Achille Starace, Secretary of the National Fascist Party from 1930 to 1939, encouraged a more violent volata?
 
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