This deck is the Napoletane 97-25. It is from the Spanish regional style of Italian playing cards. The Size of the Deck is 3 1/2" x 2". Although played throughout Italy, it is most commonly played in the Campania region.
This is a plastic-coated playing card made of triplex cardboard. Triplex cardboard is thicker and meant to last longer than a normal plastic-coated playing card.
From Trieste, Italy by Modiano
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These Authentic Italian Decks are 100% plastic and stay true to their rich Italian heritage in how they are designed. Of course any Italian deck would make a great gift for anyone, but for those more interested in the stylistic differences of Italian regional decks, below are brief descriptions of each.
With so many different regional styles to choose from, some people ask which is the "right" one. The answer is, "Whichever looks the best to you." The differences in the regional decks are only stylistic. A game of Scopa or Briscola will play the same no matter which regional deck you choose!
The Spanish style decks are primarily used in the southern half of the country including the island of Sicily. They feature the Spanish style suits of coins, cups, swords and batons (also known as clubs). There are 40 cards in each deck. This regional style features a full range of colors. The images are full with ornate details and the use of shading gives the playing cards a life like appearance. The actual card sizes tend to be wider than the northern Italian cards, but are still a little smaller than their US counterparts.