The Triestine pattern is derived from the Venetian (Trevisane) pattern but with its own characteristics, designed for Italian speakers in Imperial territories. It is always double-ended, narrow format with 40 or 52 cards. The court cards are all labelled at the centre in Italian, and the aces each have mottoes which can vary in different locations. See the Box►
During the Yugoslavia period the Triestine pattern was preferred on the coast. It was also manufactured in Vienna or Budapest for Adriatic provinces.