Florentia Antica Playing Cards

by Elettra Deganello



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 represents a classical and elegant vision of Florence. Touches of gold enrich the detailed black and white illustrations.

Depicted in Florentia Antica, you can find important historical figures from Florence; as concerns the all custom aces, they represent some of the most iconic sculptures and monuments that you'd admire when visiting Florence - especially the so-called 'Loggia dei Lanzi'.

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.

Elettra Deganello, the author, explains the two decks this way: "Florentia Antica represents a classic and balanced vision of beauty, in which architecture and rationality play a predominant role."

The Jokers of Florentia Antica are Giotto, one of the most famous Italian painters and architects (legend says he was able to draw a perfect circle by hand) and the "Marzocco", the heraldic lion and symbol of the city of Florence.

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.