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The Handbooks of Museo dei Tarocchi
The Tarot Decks of Museo dei Tarocchi - Limited Edition
They are editions directly cared by the Museum of Tarots and chosen between artists’ works from all around the world to leave a trace in the contemporary history of tarots.
These handbooks are editions with precious characteristic, in which are producted the Arcana in a small series from 30 to 1000 samples.
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Tarocchi "Ai Martelli di casa di Bologna"
(The knockers of the houses of Bologna)
Ernesto Fazioli

Euro 45,00
Size cm. 9 x 14,5
Set Limited to 50 copies Hand-Numbered Sets, Signed by Author




The invention of the knockers, in Bologna had the function of favoring the defense of the door, privileged entry to the hidden intricacies of the interior ... but also martial tool to announce the guest's arrival. In fact, in Italian word 'knocker' comes from the verb 'to beat'.
Often these objects had a real magical function: to remove and undo the evil influences that could spoil the home and its inhabitants. So appeared monsters and ferocious beasts. They stood guard at the entrance, on the public highway.
In the language of the Bolognese Tarocchino, then, 'Ai Martelli di casa' is the name by which today designates the Ace of Spade (while once this value was up to the Knight of Wands) in to signify the imminent arrival of something or someone who knocks on the door (also martelli-hammer is synonymous with knocker).
Fascinated by these works, the author roamed Bologna, photographing some of them in the streets of the city, the ones that he met.
Now he presents them in this series as if they were magic tarot collection.
Tarocchi Fine dalla Torre
Museo Internazionale dei Tarocchi

Euro 75,00
Size cm. 7 x 15
Standard Set Limited to 200 copies, Hand-Numbered Sets, Signed by Curator




AFTER 400 YEARS AN IMPORTANT HISTORICAL TAROT DECK COMES BACK TO LIFE!
Tarocchi Fine Dalla Torre of Bologna: Box Sets Fine Dalla Torre of Bologna Newly Published, Summer 2016... This is an exceptionally well crafted set presented by Museo dei Tarocchi, which does a Tarot scholar & collector proud. The 78-card deck comes neatly shrink-wrapped and nestled on a bed of straw in a stylish wooden box (either nude, stained brown or a combo) with an attractive title card, hand-stamped with hot wax seal, fastened to the lid. The cardstock is sturdy yet softly textured and feels comfortable (tactile) whilst shuffling. It is an important historical deck that scholars have requested for quite some time, so the Tarot Museum aimed to offer an exemplary version.
From April 2014 Morena Poltronieri and Ernesto Fazioli (of Museo dei Tarocchi) began the challenging task of returning this precious Bolognese Tarot of the 17th century back to production. The original fifty-six cards of the Bibliotheque Nationale (in Paris) were engraved on wood with a colorful façade. Poltronieri and Fazioli worked on the images digitally, through various color definition phases, both with pastels and by utilizing computer graphics. They defined the contours and colors using professional pastels. The refined images were then set in Photoshop to clean up any smudges caused by time and wear. One of the goals was not to interfere creatively with the look of these cards, but instead to preserve their original freshness, which was so characteristic of the era, while also being a distinctive work. The end result is respectful of the unique designs, contours and colors, while adding a greater definition to the beauty and charm inherent in the original imagery. The missing Queens (Cups and Coins) have been redesigned and processed through Photoshop, referring to the double sided, Court Cards of 18th century, Tarocchino Bolognese, that is part of the permanent collection of the Tarot Museum. It is also available De Lux version in a luxurious wooden box produced only in 30 copies, with 10 postcards and a print of a card at your choice in the format 23.5 x 15.9 cm, at the price of Euro 150,00, click below:
Sunrise/Sunset Tarot
Giovanni Monti

Euro 60,00
Size cm. 10 x 15 (2 decks each 22 cards)
100 copies numbered and signed by the Author




SUNRISE & SUNSET TAROT Darkly illuminating, surreal tarot
Sunrise Tarot: Artwork of bright and surreal collage landscapes withuneven edges, set inside white borders. Each card begins to brighten one’s view until everything becomes clear, so that wisdom follows understanding.
Sunset Tarot: The approach of nightfall brings attention to the hidden, mysterious nature of unknown darkness.
This ethereal deck has uneven, saw-toothed edges of imagery, set against blue borders. The shadows reveal transformation!
TWO DIFFERENT DECKS... two ways to know yourself & others.
It is also available De Lux version in a luxurious wooden box produced only in 30 copies, with 10 postcards and a print of a card at your choice in the format 23.5 x 15.9 cm, at the price of Euro 150,00, click below:
Tarocchi Nuovi Tipo Egizi
Morena Poltronieri

Euro 160,00
Size cm. 11 x 22
50 copies numbered and signed by the Author




This is a rather curious looking deck with cryptic scrawlings on each of the 22 Major Arcana cards which was recently brought back to life by Morena Poltronieri, after nearly 100 years of being lost and forgotten. She discovered it in an old basement. Notes indicate that it was made in 1920, although the artist remains anonymous. This is the only known copy (the Tarot Museum version was therefore printed directly from the antique original cards). Ms. Poltronieri painstakingly deciphered the hand-written notes which have been transcribed (in Italian) within the accompanying leaflet.
GARGOYLES TAROT
Morena Poltronieri

Euro 140,00
Size cm. 12,5 x 17,5
50 copies numbered and signed by the Author




This unique deck shares intriguing gargoyles from all over Europe, South and North America and Asia, which suit each Trump card beautifully, while being enhanced with corresponding imagery from Oswald Wirth's Major Arcana (from 1889). The images are framed in matching designs of varying hues of green. Literature in the accompanying leaflet indicates where each gargoyle can be found (including specific locale, such cathedral name, town and country). These charming Tarot cards are made extra large for your detailed inspection (or meditation) and are printed on cardstock with a soft sheen. The backs are blank and therefore reversible.
TAROCCHI APPROPRIATI- Tarot appropriate
Various authors

Euro 65,00
Size cm. 12 x 17 - Pag. 96 illustrated
Limited edition with tarot deck - 100 copies numbered and signed by the publisher
Special offer for foreign countries: free shipping!
Poetry by Jari Casagrande | Introduction by Giovanni Pelosini | Translation by Arnell Ando



From an ancient system of reading was born the collaborative project "Appropriate Tarot." Each of the 22 Major Arcana has inspired the poet, Jari Casagrande, who composed verses related to each Major Arcana realized for this project. Additionally, a respected author in the field, Giovanni Pelosini oversaw the presentation of the work and wrote the Preface.
Hypnerotomachia Poliphili Tarot
Author: Morena Poltronieri

22 major arcana
Euro 80,00
Size approx cm. 10x15 (100 copies numbered and signed by the Author)



As explained in the leaflet that comes enclosed with this deck, Hypnerotomachia Poliphiliis is a romance thought to be written by Francesco Colonna. It was originally published in 1499, Venice, with an elegant page layout, and sophisticated woodcut illustrations in Renaissance style. It is a famous example of early printing and presents a mysterious allegory in which the hero, Poliphilo pursues his love Polia through a bizarre dreamlike landscape, and is at last reunited with her by a Fountain of Venus. The original Renaissance text was finally translated from Italian to English in 1999. Hypnerotomachia Poliphili Deck comes nestled in a lovely box
TYPUS MUNDI TAROT
Author: Morena Poltronieri

22 major arcana
Euro 170,00
Size approx cm. 16x23 (30 copies numbered and signed by the Author)



Morena Poltronieri has done a great job choosing images from this classic book that fit with the Major Arcana iconography beautifully. Most Tarotists will probably recognize the inherent symbololgy (even without understanding the ancient text) which speaks loudly to the power of the universal symbolic language passed down through time.
TAROCCHI YELLOW VORTEX
Author: Claudio Parentela

22 major arcana
Euro 45,00
Size approx cm. 10x15



Tarot of the Yellow Vortex proves once again this versatile artist can express himself in contrasting styles while always remaining true to himself and full of intensity no matter the medium. From the colorful and joyful I Tarocchi dell’Iride Tarocchi (Tarot of the Rainbow) to the wickedly playful collages of Tarocchi Dell'Archetipo Blu (Blue Archetype Tarot); Claudio Parentela's latest endeavor reminds of the meditative process both hypnotic and invigorating. Mr. Parentela has a knack for hiding symbolic nuances within these striking designs of Indian ink.
TAROCCHI MARIA 22 Madonne di Montserrat
Author: Morena Poltronieri

22 major arcana
Euro 120,00
Size approx cm. 23.5x15,9



This deeply personal deck was initiated by a spiritual journey that the artist (co-founder of the Tarot Museum) Morena Poltronieri made during the summer of 2013. As she explains in the intro of her deck's leaflet (which is included with this set); these 22 images inspired by the 22 Major Arcana can be found in Montserrat, near Barcelona, Spain. They accompany the pilgrim on a path through the woods just below the Monastery which holds one of the most beautiful Black Madonnas in all of Europe. They are ceramic artworks which celebrate Mary. Morena took 22 photos, printed and colored them by hand and placed them within ceramic tile frames using a computer graphics program.
TAROCCHI DI BOLOGNA
Originally created by Giacomo Zoni, 1780

22 major arcana
Euro 150,00
Size approx 9,5 x 18,5 cm (Limited edition 100 copies)



Back in 1986, Tarocchi di Bologna was reprinted with great care by Il Meneghello, but sadly that version is out of print. Osvaldo Menegazzi however, has given his warm blessings for Hermatena (Museo dei Tarocchi) to reproduce this special, limited edition of only 100 numbered copies in their own unique fashion.
TAROCCHI GLI major arcana
22 major arcana
Author: Daniela Rinaldi

Euro 48,00
Size approx: 6.35 x 12.07 cm (Limited edition 300 copies, signed by the author)


Tarocchi, Gli Arcani Maggiori is an unusual Major Arcana deck recreated from the artist Daniela Rinaldi's original ceramic tile set of Tarot inspired abstract Goddess symbols. The extra thick, sturdy cards have a soft, matte finish and a comforting muffled sound & feel as they brush against each other while shuffling. This rather small deck of cards feels solid, smooth and comfortable in the hands. The artist was obviously conscientious about making her cards with a specific energy beyond the abstract symbols and simple designs painted in delicate pastels on silvery grey backgrounds.
PEZZETTINI DI CARTE - I GIOIELLI DI CARL LARSSON
Elaboration of Carl Larsson's works by Ernesto Fazioli

22 major arcana
Euro 48,00
Size approx 10 x 15 cm (Limited edition 100 copies)



Carl Larsson (Stockholm May 28, 1853 - Gemini) is a poet of elfic design. A magician who gives voice to the drawing that dwells within the heart. A sign of watercolor that moves with the water color, until it becomes magic. A spell binding. Joins the tree to its roots. He, his wife and his seven children. One for each planet of the ancient sky. All described by his skilful hand, with the background of his home in Sundborn. He liked to call his drawings 'bits of paper', in the belief that they would become, then, jewelery. He died at his home in Sun January 22, 1919.
TAROCCHI DI SOROLLA
Author: Morena Poltronieri

22 major arcana
Text: Morena Poltronieri
Euro 45,00
Size approx cm 10 x 15 (Limited edition di 100 copies, numbered and signed by the author)


A new deck of tarot cards inspired by the magic world of Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla, considered one of the renovators of Spanish painting in Impressionist key.
TAROCCHI DI SOROLLA
Author: Morena Poltronieri

22 major arcana
Text: Morena Poltronieri
Euro € 190,00
Size approx De Lux version about cm 15 x 22 Special box (Limited edition 30 copies, numbered and signed by the author)


A new deck of tarot cards inspired by the magic world of Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla, considered one of the renovators of Spanish painting in Impressionist key.
TAROCCHI DI FERRARA
Author: Maria Rita Frazzoni

22 major arcana
Euro 45,00
Size approx cm 10 x15 (Limited edition 100 copies numbered and signed)



Tarot represent a cultural world that stimulated the ancient world of Art, where they were interpreted by the genius of great artists. For this special occasion Ferrara becomes the muse of a new deck of Tarot cards that celebrates symbols, art and culture through the streets of the city. The author of the 22 Major Arcana is Mariarita Frazzoni. The images emphasize the symbolic aspects and hermetic art related to Ferrara.
TAROCCHI DI FERRARA
Author: Maria Rita Frazzoni

22 major arcana
Euro 190,00
Size approx De luxe Version cm 15 x 22 ca. Special box (Limited edition 30 copies numbered and signed)




Tarot represent a cultural world that stimulated the ancient world of Art, where they were interpreted by the genius of great artists. For this special occasion Ferrara becomes the muse of a new deck of Tarot cards that celebrates symbols, art and culture through the streets of the city. The author of the 22 Major Arcana is Mariarita Frazzoni. The images emphasize the symbolic aspects and hermetic art related to Ferrara.
TAROCCHI ENTROALPERCORSO Intothepath
Author: Martino Barbieri

22 major arcana
Text: Morena Poltronieri
Euro 190,00
Size approx cm 10 x 15 - Limited edition 50 copies (De luxe version in special box. Includes Small, Hand-blown Glass Wand by Martino Barbieri, with Inscription Card Wooden Box with Golden Clasp, Stained & Varnished



This is an artist's work accomplished through pictures that were intended to become sculptures. Many mechanisms, like a toys, like gears of life. So through these devices were born some fragments of stories that step by step, like a mosaic, from small to large have created a single work: a deck of Tarot. Each scene is a step of life and poetry that Martino has embodied with his life. But every story has its own path and that of the artist is ended on the sixteenth card, because he had return to 'home', the home of soul, where, sooner or later we all return. So one day he started and he left more than a treasure. I gathered it with love, and with careful hands, certain heart and soul in center, I tried to complete the deck. From Stars from the Fool ... so high so low.
TAROCCO ANIMAL8
Author: Morena Poltronieri

22 major arcana
Text: Morena Poltronieri
Euro 45,00
Size approx cm 10 x 15 (Limited edition 100 copies, numbered and signed by publisher)



Tarocco Animal '8 (Animal Tarot '8 ) depicts the often playful, sometimes serene, moving and majestic world of animals; or more specifically, the way in which we might characterize animals relating to the personalities and qualities of the Trumps. Some of the images speak for themselves, while others have additional elements added to them; symbolic sketchings, meant to reinforce the iconographic intent representing traditional associations with the 22 archetypes. The cards are printed on gently textured, cream-colored matte cardstock making a delightful collection of photographic artwork.
DAIMON TAROT
Author: Jari Casagrande

22 major arcana
Text: Morena Poltronieri
Euro 60,00
Size approx cm 10 x 15 (Limited edition 100 copies, De luxe version with special box, numbered and signed by the author)



This unusual deck is created by Jari Casagrande; a researcher, writer and poet. With handmade papers, and vintage imagery the artist has assembled a deck of dreams. According to Ms. Poltronieri, it is with the purpose of journeying into the unconscious, (not the personal, but rather the collective unconscious) ~ the place where living forms, sometimes indescribable, are a part of us all. In this place resides 'Daimon'. He is unknowable, but we can sense that his energy connects with each of us. Ms. Poltronieri further explains Daimon as one that can be perceived only by listening, while eliminating cultural and social identity, and waiting for his call to us. She adds that it is important to discard the traditional preconceived notions of Tarot in order to allow these images to make an impression on us. The deck comes in an attractive cardboard box with a magnet which fastens the overhanging lid nicely to the bottom portion. The cover is stamped with an imprinted hot wax seal. Inside the box the deck sits comfortably upon lace netting; the numbered title card, signed by Jari Casagrande, and the twenty-two Major Arcana trumps. An English translation of the text would have been insightful but even so, an intangible, primeval connection to the imagery can be felt while meditating with the cards.
TAROCCHI ALLEGORICI
Author: Morena Poltronieri

22 major arcana
Text: Morena Poltronieri
Euro € 80,00
Size approx cm 10 x 15 (Limited edition 100 copies, De luxe version with special box, numbered and signed by the author)



Tarocchi Allegorici (Allegorical Tarot) is a historically significant deck dedicated to the frescos of Bolognese artist, Bartolomeo Cesi. The iconography of Cesi influenced later Tarot imagery. For this reason, and because the Museo dei Tarocchi calls the county of Bologna its home, the publishing branch of the Tarot Museum has created this small production of striking B&W etchings. The cards are printed on softly textured, cream-colored matte cardstock which adds to the elegance of this special collection of artworks.
TAROCCHI ALLEGORICI
Author: Morena Poltronieri

22 major arcana
Text: Morena Poltronieri
RESERVED NEGOTIATIONS (Limited edition 22 copies, De luxe version with special box, numbered and signed by the author)
Size approx cm 16 x 23



Tarocchi Allegorici (Allegorical Tarot) is a historically significant deck dedicated to the frescos of Bolognese artist, Bartolomeo Cesi. The iconography of Cesi influenced later Tarot imagery. For this reason, and because the Museo dei Tarocchi calls the county of Bologna its home, the publishing branch of the Tarot Museum has created this small production of striking B&W etchings. The cards are printed on softly textured, cream-colored matte cardstock which adds to the elegance of this special collection of artworks.
FACE AND MASK Bergman’s Tarot
Author: Morena Poltronieri

22 major arcana
Text: Morena Poltronieri
Euro € 80,00
Size approx cm 10 x 15 (Limited edition 100 copies, De luxe version with special box, numbered and signed by the author)



I have long thought about this Tarot deck because I wanted to pay tribute to Igmar Bergman, a cinematographer who I knew, since I was just a teenager, and who opened in me a new vision, almost theatrical, of inner worlds never before seen, but always perceived. For me, every scene of his films has been a unique art work, like a fresco that when combined with other scenes created a universe. I embraced his entire body of work, but I have chosen only a few films; those most connected to my life. I don’t use the classic frame of Tarot but instead pellicles, like some of his works that were made directly onto film, such as in Persona. Technically, I photographed directly from the television, while traversing the scenes of his films. So the images were taken in the synchronicity of the moment, like the journey of the Tarot.
TAROCCHI DELL’ARCHETIPO BLU
Author: Claudio Parentela

22 major arcana
Text: Claudio Parentela
Euro 45,00 (Limited edition 100 copies, numbered and signed by the author)
Size approx cm 10 x 15





A series of beautiful Major Arcana by Claudio Parentela:
Empty, turn into the void, filling and dancing in all ... uncertain, happy and uncertain ... I dance, I cancel, I get in a whirl and fly away ... the time is now, time is all that fills the void and makes ...
Arcani Maggiori di Adolfina
Author: Adolfina De Stefani

22 major arcana
Text: Morena Poltronieri - Ernesto Fazioli
Euro 40,00 instead of Euro 50,00
Size approx cm 7 x 12 - Art box (Limited edition 250 copies, numbered and signed by the author)



This art research involves the artist Adolfina De Stefani in the representation of the 22 Major Arcana.This is to access and bring out those signals that the existential routine hide or does not allow to decipher. This "performance" of photographic representation becomes an opportunity to activate a logical and intuitive globalizing, which relates elements and symbols in an unusual way but surely liberating. The artist Adolfina De Stefani has staked his body, his person, his own feelings shaping the work of art in all its facets.
TAROCCHI - TRIBUTO A GIOVANNI BOLDINI
Author: Morena Poltronieri

22 major arcana
Euro 380,00
Size approx cm 15.24 x 22.86 - Handmade wooden box (Limited edition 30 copies, numbered and signed by the author)



Artist Morena Poltronieri offers a lovely set of Major Arcana created with images taken from the works of Giovanni Boldini.
Rare edition big size
TAROCCHI LA DANS DES MORTS A BASLE - DANZA DELLA MORTE
Author: Morena Poltronieri

22 major arcana
Euro € 350,00
Size approx cm 15.24 x 22.86 - Handmade wooden box (Limited edition 30 copies, numbered and signed by the author)



Artist Morena Poltronieri offers a lovely set of Major Arcana created with images taken from the book LA DANS DES MORTS A BASLE DANZA DELLA MORTE of Hans Holbein - Basilea - Hasler - 1820.
Rare edition big size
TAROCCHI DI LISBONA
Author: Morena Poltronieri

22 major arcana
Euro 45,00
Size approx cm 10 x 15 (Limited edition 100 copies, numbered and signed by the author)



Artist Morena Poltronieri offers a lovely set of Major Arcana created in images taken at Lisbon (Portugal) each expressing the meaning of a card along with symbology related to the archetype of the Trump.
InMani Tarot
Author: Morena Poltronieri

22 major arcana
Euro 90,00
Size approx cm 10 x 15 (Limited edition 15 copies, numbered and signed by the author)



Artist Morena Poltronieri offers a lovely set of Major Arcana created in pen & ink. The 22 B&W images share detailed drawings of hands, each expressing the meaning of a card along with symbology related to the archetype of the Trump. The deck is on fairly thick, slightly textured, cream colored matte paper and has the look and feel of a rare collection of artwork.
MONSTER TAROT
Author: Negretto II

22 major arcana
Euro 45,00
Size approx cm 10 x 15 (Limited edition 100 copies, numbered and signed by the publisher)



Rare editions of the Museum of the Tarot. From the original works of Negretto II, Morena Poltronieri has derived the 22 Major Arcana of the Tarot, freely playing the evocative monstrous images - but at the same time naive and eternal - of the genius of the artist coming from Vergato (Italy). I
I TAROCCHI DI TERRY
Author: Maria Teresa Monti

22 major arcana
Euro 45,00
Size approx cm 10 x 15 (Limited edition 100 copies, numbered and signed by the publisher)



This newly published Major Arcana set is by the artist, Maria Teresa Monti (known as Terry to her friends). I Tarocchi di Terry is a lovely set of Trumps created in pen & ink and flowing water colors. The style is captivating in its own chic and graceful way. The imagery is printed on cream colored and daintily textured, matte cardstock. It has the look and feel of a collection of artwork, and indeed only 100 numbered sets are available. The imagery has classic Tarot symbolism while also sharing a contemporary elegance. The cards are untitled but are numbered in traditional Roman numerals. The imagery on the cards is surrounded by a cream border. The artist, who died far too young, was a dear friend to the publisher, Morena Poltronieri and so publication of this project is a personal tribute made lovingly with great care. Back in the day Terry was a friend of and a collaborating artist with Pop Art icon, Andy Wahrol.
TAROCCHI AL TOP - I TAROCCHI DI BOLOGNA
Author: Maria Rita Frazzoni

22 major arcana
Euro 35,00
Size approx cm 8 x 13,5 (Limited edition 300 signed copies)



Tarocchi Al Top, I Tarocchi di Bologna is a beautifully made deck, rich with history and symbolic detail, painstakingly produced by Museo dei Tarocchi. The art in this deck is a symphony of colors, crowded scenes of characters and prominent landmarks showcasing this extraordinary city that has held tight to its deep roots to the past. As an underlying theme, the cards are populated by darling little mice that add humor and charm to the more serious, historical nature of the deck. The Death card has a mischievous looking cat enjoying a deadly game of cat and mouse. 'Al Top', found in the title of this deck means on top in Italian but also refers to mouse. The way this particular deck was printed looks almost as if each card is a hand painted work of original art; the colors practically jump off the page. This deck comes in a wooden box which slides open. The top of the box is collaged with a smaller version of the title card, fastened onto dyed papers and secured with the Museo’s signature hot wax seal. The photograph shows how large the set is and the deck comes nestled securely in the box with netting. There is a wood burning of the Museo’s logo on the box. An exceptional collector’s deck and a truly remarkable view into the long Italian lineage of Tarot.
TAROCCHI AL TOP - I TAROCCHI DI BOLOGNA
Author: Maria Rita Frazzoni

22 major arcana
Euro 350,00
Size approx cm 15.24 x 22.86 cm (Limited edition 30 signed copies - Handmade wooden box)



Tarocchi Al Top, I Tarocchi di Bologna is a beautifully made deck, rich with history and symbolic detail, painstakingly produced by Museo dei Tarocchi. The art in this deck is a symphony of colors, crowded scenes of characters and prominent landmarks showcasing this extraordinary city that has held tight to its deep roots to the past. As an underlying theme, the cards are populated by darling little mice that add humor and charm to the more serious, historical nature of the deck. The Death card has a mischievous looking cat enjoying a deadly game of cat and mouse. 'Al Top', found in the title of this deck means on top in Italian but also refers to mouse. The way this particular deck was printed looks almost as if each card is a hand painted work of original art; the colors practically jump off the page. This deck comes in a wooden box which slides open. The top of the box is collaged with a smaller version of the title card, fastened onto dyed papers and secured with the Museo’s signature hot wax seal. The photograph shows how large the set is and the deck comes nestled securely in the box with netting. There is a wood burning of the Museo’s logo on the box. An exceptional collector’s deck and a truly remarkable view into the long Italian lineage of Tarot.
LITERATAROT EUROPA
Author 22 artisti

22 major arcana
Euro 30,00
Size approx cm. 7x12 (Limited edition 300 signed copies)



The theme of this deck series is great classics of literature, either contemporary or of the past. The goal of this project is to merge a recognizable element of literature to the traditional and symbolic meaning of a specific Tarot card image. This fusion comes from the esoteric value that in the distant past was connected to heraldry, whereas the image (called “the body”) was joined to a maxim or ‘motto’ (referred to as “the soul”), forming a commemorative “coat of arms”. The project includes 5 decks, one for each continent. This collaborative deck by 22 european artists was hosted by Museo dei Tarocchi.
TAROCCHI DELLA LUNA NUOVA: MARIA TERESA MONTI
Author: Maria Teresa Monti

78 arcani (maggiori e minori)
Euro 50,00, anzichè Euro 80,00
Size approx (Limited 300 copies, numbered and signed by the publisher)

Out of stock!

Terry created the Tarot of the New Moon between 1982 and 1983 using a mixed technique: pencil, ink and tempera. Terry's Tarot are characterized by an exceptional unit warp: the stretch decided, the color care, the dynamism that animates each illustration, the ability to renew the design while respecting the traditional symbolism. Drawn by "Terry the Tarot and other Arcana" catalog written by Giordano Berti.
LITERATAROT AMERICA
Author 22 artisti

22 major arcana
Euro 30,00
Size approx cm. 7x12 (Limited edition 300 signed copies)



The theme of this deck series is great classics of literature, either contemporary or of the past. The goal of this project is to merge a recognizable element of literature to the traditional and symbolic meaning of a specific Tarot card image. This fusion comes from the esoteric value that in the distant past was connected to heraldry, whereas the image (called “the body”) was joined to a maxim or ‘motto’ (referred to as “the soul”), forming a commemorative “coat of arms”. The project includes 5 decks, one for each continent. This collaborative deck by 22 American artists was hosted by Arnell Ando.
LITERATAROT ASIA
Author 22 artisti

22 major arcana
Euro 30,00
Size approx cm. 7x12 (Limited edition 300 signed copies)



The theme of this deck series is great classics of literature, either contemporary or of the past. The goal of this project is to merge a recognizable element of literature to the traditional and symbolic meaning of a specific Tarot card image. This fusion comes from the esoteric value that in the distant past was connected to heraldry, whereas the image (called “the body”) was joined to a maxim or ‘motto’ (referred to as “the soul”), forming a commemorative “coat of arms”. The project includes 5 decks, one for each continent. This collaborative deck by 22 Asian artists was hosted by Swati Prakash.
LITERATAROT OCEANIA
Author 22 artisti

22 major arcana
Euro 30,00
Size approx cm. 7x12 (Limited edition 300 signed copies)



The theme of this deck series is great classics of literature, either contemporary or of the past. The goal of this project is to merge a recognizable element of literature to the traditional and symbolic meaning of a specific Tarot card image. This fusion comes from the esoteric value that in the distant past was connected to heraldry, whereas the image (called “the body”) was joined to a maxim or ‘motto’ (referred to as “the soul”), forming a commemorative “coat of arms”. The project includes 5 decks, one for each continent. This collaborative deck by 22 artists from Oceania was hosted by Fern Mercier & Lyn Olds.
Il GIOCO DEI TAROCCHI: GLI ARCANI MAGGIORI
Author: engravings by Gioia Giorio

22 major arcana
Text: Gioia Giorio
Euro 45,00
Size approx cm 10x15 (Limited edition 100 signed copies)



The choice of images is deliberately ironic because I led a spirit somewhat 'joker but faithful to the meaning that these ancient symbols have matured over time for me. In the profile of each tarot I have always considered it appropriate to explain in detail all the details, to leave room for your own interpretation, in compliance of intuition and the sensitivity of everyone.
ITAROCCHI DELL'IRIDE
Author Claudio Parentela

22 major arcana
Text: Claudio Parentela
Euro 45,00
Size approx cm 10x15 ((Limited edition 100 signed copies)



The heart guide you ... Every your thought, your action, every your feeling needs direction ... and the heart is the leadership that you need now ... regardless of everything and everyone, go forward ... forward ... naively, confident, regardless of the outcome of your race, your move forward, always forward ... with quiet, with light, with joy ... You know that something unexpected happens, something wonderful will upset ... You dance life ... life dance with you ...
ITAROCCHI BURATTINI - Sganapino aat the Court of Trumps
Photoes and texts by Milena Fantuzzi
Carving puppets and painting scenarios by Riccardo Pazzaglia

22 major arcana
Euro 25,00
Size approx cm 7x12 (Limited edition 300 numbered and signed copies)



The Tarot Burattini tell us the ancestral symbols and hidden meanings of the 22 Major Arcana in a path through which the characters act and interact in the Bolognese Puppets Tradition The Puppet embody the symbol part of the same with their peculiarities, sustained in the representation choice, the classical symbolism of the Tarot of Marseilles. The Arcana may be ideally placed in numerical order in the shape of a wheel, the generatie circle, a symbol of perfection, we can really understand how all the characters are a unique character: the Man as such, the Creature of unspeakable value brings all the infinite potential represented by the entire circle and unrestricted facets found in every puppet ... a diamond that changes the brightness each time, depending on the light that strikes it.
TAROCCHI MASSONICI
Author Morena Poltronieri ed Ernesto Fazioli

22 major arcana
Euro 45,00
Size approx cm 10x15 (Limited edition 100 numbered and signed copies)



The man is perfect and imperfect. To recover the divine spark in his memory must undertake an initiatory journey, which will lead to the construction of the temple through the 22 maps which are based on the Masonic symbolism.
TAROCCHI eVOLUTI
Book + a deck of Tarots consist of 22 major arcana

Text: in Italian Language
Euro 29,80
Edition 1000 copies
Size of the cards: approx cm. 7x20



Twenty-two artist nationally well-known have designed these innovative and uniqueTarots. The book penetrate in the mystery more profound of Tarots, creating an indispensable work for the devotees of this subject matter and a precious gem for professional collectionists. Drawings of: Marcantonio Bibbiani, Giuseppe Billoni, Marina Falco, Ernesto Fazioli, Claudio Scaranari, Claudio Parentela, Matteo Arfanotti, Tiziana Bertacci, Ornella Lamberti, Jari Casagrande, Paolo G. Conti, Jessica Angiulli, Renato Meneghetti, Annamaria Gelmi, Sara Rotta Loria, Flavio Bertozzi, Morena Poltronieri, Chiara D’Agostino, Octavia Monaco, Annamaria Gioia Giorio, Barbieri Calori martino, Elisabeth Frolet. Text di Francesco Faraoni, Ernesto Fazioli, Morena Poltronieri
TAROCCHI ALCHEMICI
Designed by 22 artists

22 major arcana
Text: Giovanni Pelosini
Euro 25,00
Size approx cm 7x12 (Limited edition 500 numbered and signed copies)



Curator of the project Prof. Maurizio Vitiello
Alchemical contemporaries Tarot created by: L.Bergamini, G.Boldrini, A. Borlenghi, A.Carlini, C.(Catalani) & C. (Strozzieri), M.P.Daidone, E. Le Donne, U.Esposti, M.C.Fioretti, A.Fomez, G. Lacatena, G.A.Leone, C.Lezzi, F.Lista, Nabil, R.Nardi, M.Pennazzi, A.Perinelli, M.Pompeo, C.Rezzuti, G.Rossi, B. Succi.
TAROCCHI DI CONNESSIONE - The path of the 22 major arcana
Author: Jessica Angiulli

22 major arcana
Text: Jessica Angiulli
Euro 25,00
Size approx cm 7x12 (Limited edition 500 numbered and signed copies)



This is a creative path through the 22 symbolic figures related to each other, create the free interpretation of the Major Arcana in a unitary system, full of references, symbols and components and related concepts are interlinked.
INCONTRO TAROCCHI
Author: 46 international artists

46 arcana (22 major arcana, 4 elements, 4 aces e 16 court cards)
Text: Ernesto Fazioli
Euro 25,00
Size approx cm 7 x 12 (Limited edition 500 numbered and signed copies)



The shadow part of the 22 major arcana and 16 cards of the court interpreted by international artists Curators of the project: Morena Poltronieri - Ernesto Fazioli
J.Angiulli, M.Barbieri, B.C. martino, M. Bendandi, R.Bottazzi, F.Brunelli, V.Busà, C.Carlotto, V.Carta, A.Castellucci, G. Castiglioni, S.Cineri, G.Cossu, E.Dax, E.Fazioli, V.de Filippis, A.Finetti, C.Finoia, N.Formentini, A.Franzoni, M.R.Frazzoni, G.Gaggia, A.Gerlach, A.Ghielmini, R.Granchi, O.Lamberti, P.Mattioli, G.Monti, E. Musenich, G.Noli, U.Øgelferr, R.Pagnani, W.Parfitt, E. Pellacani, G.Pelosini e i Santini Del Prete, L.Pelosini, C.Pergola, D.Pezzoli, C.Plate, M.Poltronieri, G.Ricci, S.C.Rosso, S.Tagliaferri, Topylabrys, M. della Vedova.
TAROCCHI ALLA CORTE DI MERLINO
Author: Gloria Ricci

22 major arcana
Text: Gloria Ricci
Euro 30,00
Size approx cm 7 x 12 (Limited edition 500 numbered and signed copies)



With these arcane, the artist intended to pay an homage to the Celtic myths and legends and to some of the great fantasy writers, from Tolkien to Terry Brooks, from Marion Zimmer Bradley to Stewart and to their heroic, magical and dreaming worlds.
ABRACADABRA ... The witches read a card
Author: Maria Rita Frazzoni

22 major arcana
Text: Morena Poltronieri
Euro 30,00
Size approx cm 7 x 12 (Limited edition 500 numbered and signed copies)



Through these cards it is possible discover the magical and enchanting world hidden in the heart of a poet, with a viewpoint out of the common, which still knew how to listen, to the pulse of life, the rhythm of fantastic creatures which animate the world of Tarots. Trust on their fantasy, ready to invent a new story which then will be yours, if you want to, still another time… dream!
TAROCCO BALOCCO - The cards of Giacomo
Author: Morena Poltronieri

22 major arcana
Text: Morena Poltronieri
Euro 30,00
Size approx cm 7 x 12 (Limited edition 500 numbered and signed copies)



These Tarots were made in honour of the birth and life of a baby who begins his/her story with the toy and the enchanting world of entertainment. This is the most instructive side of the the existing and not to lose irony and lightness in playing means to become adults!
TAROCCHI DA PRANZO - Lunch Tarots
Author: Martino Barbieri

22 major arcana
Text: Morena Poltronieri
Euro 30,00
Size approx cm 7 x 12 (Limited edition 500 numbered and signed copies)



e nutrition is an essential reason of life, through which human being grows up, develops and becomes full human. Consequently, we find in front of us a sacred artistic work which consecrates the antique rituals, from the moment in which the magical symbols of tarots are drawn on food, for instance, biscuits and crisps, nutritious elements which then will be ingested. This is the route of the Tarots related to the nutrition, in which the Arcana become a part of a ritual and daily use, which permits recalling the rhythmic value of the indebted time in which our life develops through various progressive aspects. Furthurmore, each symbol connected to the path of the Major Arcana of Tarots, being found in the drawing, absolutely made with alimentary colours and melt chocolate, a supreme synthesis, where remain only the particular gesture of action, the halo of thought, a graphic which does not harm, but suggest a new way of life.
TAROCCHI DA COLAZIONE - Breakfast Tarots
Author: Martino Barbieri

22 major arcana
Text: Morena Poltronieri
Euro 30,00
Size approx cm 7 x 12 (Limited edition 500 numbered and signed copies)



The nutrition is an essential reason of life, through which human being grows up, develops and becomes full human. Consequently, we find in front of us a sacred artistic work which consecrates the antique rituals, from the moment in which the magical symbols of tarots are drawn on food, for instance, biscuits and crisps, nutritious elements which then will be ingested. This is the route of the Tarots related to the nutrition, in which the Arcana become a part of a ritual and daily use, which permits recalling the rhythmic value of the indebted time in which our life develops through various progressive aspects. Furthurmore, each symbol connected to the path of the Major Arcana of Tarots, being found in the drawing, absolutely made with alimentary colours and melt chocolate, a supreme synthesis, where remain only the particular gesture of action, the halo of thought, a graphic which does not harm, but suggest a new way of life.
TAROCCHI DEL RESPIRO - Tarots of Breath
Author: Giovanni Monti

22 major arcana
Text: Giovanni Monti
Euro 30,00
Size approx cm 7 x 12 (Limited edition 500 numbered and signed copies)



Breath like circulation of the energy, spirit which through the moments and the creatures, assumes thousands of forms and different characteristics. In the Major Arcana they are all represented.
IL SENTIERO DEI TAROCCHI - The Tarots Paths
An esoteric fairy tale illustred by Giovanni Pelosini-Santini Del Prete
Author: Giovanni Pelosini-Santini Del Prete

22 major arcana
Text: Giovanni Pelosini
Euro 30,00
Size approx cm 7 x 12 (Limited edition 500 numbered and signed copies)



The gesture and the journeys of railroad I chant, which is prompted from enchanting magic to run along the Path of spell in twenty-two fascinating stations.
THE PARFAIT AMOUR TAROT
Author: Will Parfitt

22 major arcana
Euro 30,00
Size approx cm 7 x 12 (Limited edition 500 numbered and signed copies)



These Tarots are called Parfait Amour in which the perfect love is in the intention of creator of the universe and of this card. The Major Arcana concealed the secret of “double” bringing us to the discovery of our mirror image and through which, the ultimate unity which stands behind the apparent duality.
MAGIC ITALIAN TAROT - Twenty-two arcana dedicated to the Italian cities
Author: Terry Lo

22 major arcana
Euro 30,00
Size approx cm 10 x 15 (Limited edition 50 numbered and signed copies)



Italian Magic Tarots is a deck consisted of 22 Major Arcana dedicated to Italian Cities. The deck won the Third Contest Hermatena 2006 and has still been available for you!
RUNEMAL
Author: Claire Santi

24 runic cards
Euro 30,00
Size approx cm 10 x 15 (Limited edition 50 numbered and signed copies)



The magic of the Runes now is available in this deck of 24 cards.
TAROCCHI GASTRONOMICI - 22 major arcana
Author: Claudia Chiodi from an idea of the chef Silverio Cineri

22 major arcana
Euro 50,00
Size approx cm 10 x 15 (Limited edition 50 numbered and signed copies)



The deck is dedicated to the Italian gastronomy, on the cards of which appear the various kinds of pasta and the instruments to prepare them.

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TAROT TRAVEL GUIDE OF ITALY
M. Poltronieri-E.Fazioli-A.Ando
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TAROT TRAVEL GUIDE OF ITALY
M. Poltronieri-E.Fazioli-A.Ando
Size cm 14,5x20,5
Translation by Arnell Ando
200 pages
Photoes B/W & coloured
Euro 25,00

Tarot Travel Guide of Italy is an essential handbook dedicated to purveyors of this symbolic art form. Whether you aim to visit these mystical places on an enchanting adventure and witness firsthand this colorful evolution in the country of its birth, or you savor the study of the intriguing history of how the Italian Renaissance, intermingled with diverse cultural influences, created this multilayered realm of creative expression.

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EMI IN WONDERLAND
A fairy tale through the Tarots’ Major Arcana
Size cm 14,5x20,5
Translation by Paola Isabella Stolfi
Edited by Arnell Ando
80 pages
Drawings by Franco Coletti
Euro 13,00



Many worlds come together in this precious little book. The first protagonist is Love with a capital letter in fact; to designate that active, beneficial and prolific energy, in the very moment it gets inspiration and gives itself away. This is what happens in this story where Franco Coletti writes a long love letter.

SOLA BUSCA TAROT
History Mysteries Alchemy
Size cm 12x17
Translation by Arnell Ando
144 pages
Illustrated
Euro 16,00



The Sola Busca Tarot deck was purchased by the Ministry of Heritage and Cultural Activities in 2009, at a price of eight hundred thousand euro (a fair bit over one million U.S. dollars); with the aim of re-launching the art gallery, Pinacoteca of Brera. In the book: the story of this deck, its symbols and an interpretation connected to alchemy

EVIL DOES NOT EXIST
Poems for D
Size cm 17x24
Translation by Paola Stolfi
108 pages
Franco Coletti has enriched the collection with original drawings inspired to his poems
Euro 13,00



These poems were all written in two years. Many presentations have been included in a series of Tarot decks I drew between 2011 and 2012, which were entitled "Tarots of sacred and profane love" number 1, 2 and 3 (the latter unpublished yet). The decks of cards and poems are all inspirations from a single source.

ALLA CORTE DEI TRIONFI VOL. I
IN THE COURT OF TRUMPS - VOLUME I
The new book / catalog of the Museum of the Tarot ... updated in January 2009!
Size cm 17x24
262 pages– colorful illustrations
Text: Italian|English
Euro 28,00



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