The decks above are authentic decks of Italian playing cards as played in the country of Italy. Italian playing cards most commonly consist of 40 cards (4 suits from 1-7 and 3 face cards). The three face cards in each deck are the King, Cavallo (calvary man) and Fante (Infantry Man), except in the French region (see below) which uses a Queen instead of a Cavallo.
Italian playing cards first appeared in the late 14th century when each region within Italy was a separately ruled province. There is no official pattern for the country of Italy and each region uses its own type of playing cards. In fact, there are 16 accepted patterns of Italian playing cards divided into 4 Regional styles: Northern Italian, French, Spanish, and German.
Modiano is an iconic business entity in Italy. Modiano is located in Trieste' and has been in business for over 140 years. The Modiano brand is synonymous with quality and excellence in printing. Modiano manufactures some of the most beautiful playing cards in the world and their designs are considered by many to be the most artfully depicted in the industry.
Modiano distributes regional decks to all regions within Italy. The decks above is genuine and are actual decks that are distributed within Italy. Just imagine that you can give the gift of authenticity with this Modiano deck. A true Iconic Italian brand!
We have presented a map below to demonstrate the different regions of Italy. Within each region we have presented the different card types that are popular in that region. This should help anyone that wants to buy a truly authentic gift for someone with Italian heritage. By analyzing the map, you will be able to find which cards people play in any region within Italy. Below the map we discuss the stylistic differences between each regional style of playing cards.
No products match your search criteria.