The Italian city of Florence needs no presentation: it is a synonym for art, history and timeless beauty.
Passione Playing Cards is proud to present to you Florentia, the project of custom playing cards celebrating the birthplace of the Renaissance - passionately designed by Elettra Deganello.
Florentia Antica ("antica" means 'ancient' in Italian) and Florentia Nova ("nova" translates to 'new') represent two different visions on the same concept: to overwhelm collectors and playing cards lovers with a notable abundance of breathtaking art, history and beauty... just like the city of Florence does with its visitors.
"Florentia Nova instead was born as a free and dynamic artistic expression, without constraints or fear of the contrasts between ancient (or classical) and modern."
The back design combines a clean geometric basis with dynamic elements. Its beating heart is the coat of arms of the Medici family, which is supported by two cherubs and surrounded both by a dancing ribbon and a laurel leaves frame.
The Jokers of Florentia Nova are Leonardo Da Vinci - he needs no introduction: a 360 degrees genius in many fields - and the "Porcellino" (Italian "piglet"). This figure is the main subject of THE Florence fountain par excellence, which is linked to good fortune according to a special popular tradition that will be soon presented in our project updates.
Main decks: Antica (purple foil on the box gold metallic ink touches inside), Nova (holographic foil on the box yellow neon ink touches inside) and Aeterna (limited edition containing all 55 55 cards from both decks). Printed by USPCC.
Fully custom and totally different back design, court cards, Aces and Jokers - for a total of 36 meticulously hand-drawn figures.
Extra deck: Florentia Player's Edition, designed for full playability and printed by USPCC, with semi-custom courts.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 17 March, 2021.
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