This deck of authentic Italian Cards is known as the Triestine deck from the Northern Italian Regional style of Italian playing cards. This deck is produced by Modiano and imported direct from Italy.
This deck is 100% Plastic. 100% plastic cards are typically 20 times as durable as their plastic coated counterparts. Plastic Decks are also waterproof, will not show wear, are resistant of damage during play, and will deal with professional ease.
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 which uses a Queen instead of a Cavallo. Playing with Italian playing cards will give any player a wonderful historical perspective on this great country.
The northern Italian decks are primarily played in the north eastern portion of the country. They feature the Spanish style suits of coins, cups, swords and batons (also known as clubs). There are 40 cards in the deck. This regional style features dark reds, blues and yellows on the face of the card. The face drawings typically use solid colors absent of shading with solid block type coloring.
The actual card sizes tend to be narrow relative to other regions and especially narrow compared to traditional US playing cards.