Tarocco Bolognese

This pattern has origins in the late XV century and was the earliest tarot pack to be converted to double-ended format. The deck is shortened to only 62 cards by omitting the lower numeral cards 2-5 in each suit.

Above: Tarocco Bolognese by Teodomiro Dal Negro, Treviso, 1970. This set includes two Jokers that aren't used in any tarocchini games. Images courtesy Rex Pitts.

See also Tarocchini Bolognesi by Carlo Zanardi, c.1780

Above: cards from Tarocchino Bolognese, 18th century, reprinted from original woodblocks by Vito Arienti, Edizioni del Solleone, 1969.

S. A. Beghi - Tarocco Bolognese

Tarocco Bolognese, formerly known as Tarocchino, made by S.A. Beghi, of Milan, 1948. Its use has always been confined to Bologna, and it has existed since the XV century. Early examples are single-ended. The trumps are numbered with Arabic numerals.

Last Updated April 06, 2019 at 05:33pm


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