Playing Cards Italy


Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a county in south-central Europe. The capital of Italy is Rome. Italy borders the following countries France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia and the enclaves within the Italian borders Vatican City and San Marino.

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Playing cards have been in Italy since the late 14th century. Italian playing cards belong to the group of Latin suited cards and are only used in the North of Italy and in parts of Switzerland. In the rest of Italy traditional local variants playing cards with Spanish suits, French suits, or German suits are used. In Italy people play card games with Italian suited cards, these Italian playing cards use Italian suits like swords (Italian: spade), coins (Italian: denari), cups (Italian: coppe), and clubs (Italian: bastoni). Popular Italian card games are Scopa, Briscola, Tressette, Bestia, and Sette e mezzo.

Modiano & Cartamundi Italy
Two of the largest manufacturers of genuine Italian playing cards are Modiano and Cartamundi Italy. In Italy playing cards are made by Modiano the Italian playing cards since 1868. Modiano Industrie Carte da Gioco ed Affini Spa was founded by Saul Modiano in Trieste, Italy in 1868. This historic Italian company specializes in the production of paper playing cards and 100% plastic playing cards for both casino's, poker rooms and individuals. Today Modiano is a reference brand in the world of playing cards and Modiano playing cards are synonymous with rich Italian heritage, quality, and excellence, mainly due to its rich 150+ year history producing and manufacturing some of the best playing cards in the world. But what you may not know is that Modiano is also a leading manufacturer of authentic Italian playing cards as well. Cartamundi Italy is a subsidiary of the global Cartamundi company, based in Turnhout in Belgium. This branch in Italy of Cartamundi serves the Italian market and deals with all matters related to Italian cards and Italian card games.

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