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Il Meneghello Edizioni

We are the last artisans of tarot in the world and we made them with passion.
Handmade in Italy with love  ❤  


Our History

Il Meneghello Edizioni was born from the idea of Osvaldo Menegazzi that in 1974 founded the publisher house for publish like the original and make it usable to the audience, old playing cards and tarot, in a limited edition and numbered.

In 45 years Il Meneghello had realized over one hundreds decks, combine tradition and innovation: for example bringing to light, for the first time in the world, the deck of XV century Visconti Brambilla and creating ex novo the Hokusai’s Tarot.

Everything is done strictly handmade and made in Italy. 


Our Tarots

Visconti di Modrone Tarot + book

The oldest Visconti deck created in Milan in XV° century commisioned by Duke Filippo Maria Visconti. Il Meneghello publish this
jewels of italian art accompanying it with a book that explain the history of the deck and card by card. 1.000 numbered exemplaries.


Visconti Brambilla Tarot + book

After six hundred years, for the first time, the publishing house Il Meneghello puts together the three Visconti decks.
A Milanese jewel of fifteenth century.
1200 numbered exemplaries.




Visconti Sforza Tarot + book

Last and third Visconti deck created after 1450 in Milan for the Sforza court. Created by Zavattari workshop. The deck is accompanied by a book that explain the transition of power from the Visconti family to the Sforza family and card by card the mean of each symbol. 1.500 numbered exemplaries.

Mantegna Tarot + book

A deck in 50 cards made in Ferrara during 1450 by Andrea Mantegna for the Duke of Ferrara Borso d'Este.
1.000 numbered exemplaries








Sola Busca Tarot + book

The unique deck of Renaissance got to us complete. 78 cards full of Alchemy, Roman history, Greek history, Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. A Ferrara deck created in 1490 by Ercole De’ Roberti for an important family of Venice. A deck still shrouded in mistery. 200 numbered exemplaries.




Naibi Tarot by Giovanni Vacchetta

A deck in 78 cards created by Giovanni Vacchetta in 1893 in
engravings. Illustrator and watermarker, holder of the design
professorship at the Polytechnic of Turin and Director of the
museum of ancient art in Turin. In 2001 Master Osvaldo Menegazzi
handpainted in watercolors the cards. 1.500 numbered exemplaries.

neoclassical tarot

Neoclassical Tarot

We're publishing a second edition of this deck designed by the printer Ferdinando Gummpenberg in Milan in 1810. A really elegant deck in 78 cards, that reflects the fashion of
the time in empire style.
2.000 numbered exemplaries.



besancon tarot

Besançon Tarot

A deck in 78 cards created in Besançon, France, in 1700. Particularity: the replacement of Pope and High Priestess with Jupiter and
Juno, in line with the reformist principles. 1.500 numbered exemplaries.



Soprafino Tarot

Created by the engraver Carlo Dellarocca in Milan in 1835 for the
printer Ferdinando Gumppenberg. An exquisite deck in 78 cards,
refined and elegant, created for the milanese elite of 1800.
2.000 numbered exemplaries.



1850 Original Sibilla

This Sibil published by Il Meneghello Edizioni in 2019, faithfully reproduces that issued by Lattanzio Lamperti maker in approximately 1850.
52 French seeds cards.
Edition of 1.000 numbered exemplaries.


Views and Trades of Milan by F.Gummpenberg

Tarot views and trades of Milan created in 1820 by Ferdinando Gumppenberg. In the 22 Major Arcana we find the popular tradition of that time.
500 numbered exemplaries.


Marseille swiss

Marseille Swiss

This deck in 78 cards was created by Jean Proche in 1804. Second edition of 1.500 numbered exemplaries.






marsiglia classico

Classic Marseille

This deck was designed by Master Osvaldo Menegazzi in 1988.
Maintaining a classic symbology and colors, however, he has
managed to give a modern and bright colors for a classic of tarots.
2.500 numbered exemplaries.



Minchiate Fiorentine

Descendant from Minchiate Etruria, this deck in 97 cards was
created in 1850 and is a popular deck.
2.000 numbered exemplaries.






Minchiate Etruria

A particular deck in 97 cards, made in metal engraving in 1700.
Elegant and refined, the deck in addition to traditional Triumph, is
enriched by the complete series of zodiac signs, natural elements
and theological virtues.
2.000 numbered exemplaries.


"Tarocchino" Bolognese

A deck in 62 cards created by Giuseppe Maria Mitelli in 1660 circa for Prospero Bentivoglio. Curiosity: the High Priestess and the Empress have been replaced by male figures so that there are four Popes in the deck. 1.000 numbered exemplaries.



Geographic Giant

A didactic game for teaching the geography to childrens.
22 Major Arcana for a deck created in 1800.






Engravings Sec. XVIII

22 Major Arcana with elegant and refined design, they even go to mythology.
1.000 numbered exemplaries






Piedmontese

his deck in 78 cards was created by Fabbrica Francesco Strambo
in Varallo Sesia, Vercelli at the beginning of the 19th century. Very
influenced by the classic Tarot of Marseille, we can define it an
Italian Marseille.
400 numbered exemplaries.


Napoleonic Tarot

A deck in 78 cards design by Master Menegazzi in 1983 with napoleonic characters.
2.000 numbered exemplaries.






Fantastic Trip of a Mannequin Tarot

A deck in 22 Major Arcana designed in 1990 by Master Osvaldo Menegazzi, where the protagonist is a female painter mannequin.
2.000 numbered exemplaries.




22 Painters in 22 Major Arcana

A deck in 22 Major Arcana, where each artist designed his arcana
with his vision.
2.000 numbered exemplaries.



fairy tales tarot

22 Fairy Tales Arcana

A deck in 22 Major Arcana design by Maria Elena Pecchio in 80’s years with a fairy tales point of view.
Each card is accompanied by a poem written by the artist.
2.500 numbered exemplaries


Smokers Tarot

22 Major Arcana design by Master Menegazzi.
2.500 numbered exemplaries





Tobacco Tarot

22 Major Arcana design by Master Menegazzi.
1.500 numbered exemplaries.




Most Beautiful Mushrooms Tarot

22 Major Arcana design by Master Menegazzi.
2.500 numbered exemplaries.



Cats Tarot

Designed by Master Osvaldo Menegazzi in 1990, is compose by 22
Major Arcana. This deck is also available in a mini-sized version.
2.000 numbered exemplaries.


Dogs of the World

Master Osvaldo Menegazzi in the 1990 designed these 22 Major
Arcana. This deck is also available in a mini-sized version.
2.000 numbered exemplaries.


Funny Cats

22 Major Arcana design by Master Osvaldo Menegazzi in 90's years.
2.000 numbered exemplaries




La Corte dei Tarocchi

Anna Maria D'Onofrio designed in 1999 this wonderful deck with
medieval point of view, keeping a classic symbology. 78 cards.
2.000 numbered exemplaries.


Music Tarot Major Arcana

22 Major Arcana design by Master Menegazzi in 80's years, with the great composers and great works of classical music.




Ferdinando Crippa, Tarot 1978

A contemporary artist of Milan, Ferdinando Crippa created in 1978
this nice and ironic deck of 78 cards.
His direct style permeates these cards. 700 numbered exemplaries.


Major Arcana by Roberta Musi

A deck in 22 Major Arcana designed by the contemporary artist
Roberta Musi. In her vision in these cards there is a humanity's
journey into the 22 symbols of Tarot.
150 numbered exemplaries.

Proverb Drawns by Giuseppe Mitelli

A deck in 22 Major Arcana designed by the contemporary artist
Roberta Musi. In her vision in these cards there is a humanity's
journey into the 22 symbols of Tarot.
150 numbered exemplaries.


The Crafts of the Man of the Street

An other curiosity created by Giuseppe Maria Mitelli (Bologna, 1634 – 1718) and represents the works of the men of the street of the era. 40 tables.
2.000 numbered exemplaries.



Cartari's Gods

Tables of art about ancient Greeks and Romans gods and their
description in ancient Italian. Created in 1626. 39 tables.
1.000 numbered exemplaries.




Gioco del Passatempo

This game was created in 1690 by Giuseppe Maria Mitelli, a famous
artist of Bologna that in his career dedicated himself to popular
prints. This is an example. In the game, with 20 positive cards and
20 negative cards, wins who have the highest score. 40 cards.
2.000 numbered exemplaries.


Tuscany Trasformation Cards

Created in 1850 by Adolfo Matarelli, designer and caricaturist
among the best in Italy in '800. The deck of cards is named
"trasformation", for the seeds included in the figures. 54 cards.
1.000 numbered exemplaries.



French Trasformation Cards

Colored copper engravings.The design is attributed to the baron Louis Atthalin, that designed the cards in Paris in 1819.
In the cards we find humorous scenes some of an escaprologist nature some of them are a bit satirical.
1.000 numbered exemplaries.


Cavalry Playing Cards

Designed by Master Osvaldo Menegazzi, they're printed in
serigraph. 42 cards.
999 numbered exemplaries.






Insects Tarot

Designed by Master Osvaldo Menegazzi, they're printed in
serigraph. 42 cards.
999 numbered exemplaries.






Metaforic Tarot

The deck is part of the series "The Arcana". Ten decks created by
Master Osvaldo Menegazzi in 22 Major Arcana in 250 numbered
exemplaries. The deck associates the alphabets of the languages of the world with the major arcana of the tarot. 250 numbered exemplaries.


Futurist Tarot

The deck is part of the series "The Arcana". Ten decks created by
Master Osvaldo Menegazzi in 22 Major Arcana in 250 numbered
exemplaries. On the occasion of the Futurist centenary, he paid homage to Italian art. 250 numbered exemplaries.



Hebrew Letters

The deck is part of the series "The Arcana". Ten decks created by
Master Osvaldo Menegazzi in 22 Major Arcana in 250 numbered
exemplaries. The deck is accompanied with a booklet italian-english that explain the hebrew letters for each arcana. 250 numbered exemplaries.


Masonic Tarot

The deck is part of the series "The Arcana". Ten decks created by
Master Osvaldo Menegazzi in 22 Major Arcana in 250 numbered
exemplaries. The deck is accompanied with a booklet italian-english that explain the hebrew letters for each arcana. 250 numbered exemplaries.


22 Talismans in 22 Major Arcana

The deck is part of the series "The Arcana". Ten decks created by Master Osvaldo Menegazzi in 22 Major Arcana in 250 numbered exemplaries. The deck is accompanied with a booklet italian-english that explain the symbols for each card. 250 numbered exemplaries.




Hokusai Tarot

The deck is part of the series "The Arcana". Ten decks created by Master Osvaldo Menegazzi in 22 Major Arcana in 250 numbered exemplaries. Hokusai Tarot, designed in 2016, contains the most popular works of Japanese master. 250 numbered exemplaries.






Kuniyoshi's Cats

The deck is part of the series "The Arcana". Ten decks created by Master Osvaldo Menegazzi in 22 Major Arcana in 250 numbered exemplaries. Master Menegazzi loves Japanese culture and he paid homage to the artistic world of tarot with a deck on the cats of the nineteenth-century Japanese
painter Kuniyoshi. The result is a parterre of cute cats.
250 numbered exemplaries.


22 Corals in 22 Major Arcana

The deck is part of the series "The Arcana". Ten decks created by Master Osvaldo Menegazzi in 22 Major Arcana in 250 numbered exemplaries. Master Menegazzi loves Japanese culture and he paid homage to the artistic world of tarot with a deck on the cats of the nineteenth-century Japanese
painter Kuniyoshi. The result is a parterre of cute cats. 250 numbered exemplaries.



Special Handcrafted Boxes

Handcrafted boxes entirely made and painted by hand available with different finishes and covers, contact us for more information about prices and availability.


Books & Pubblications

Tarocchi Sola Busca by C. Dorsini

Tarocchi Sola Busca

By Cristina Dorsini

Ferrara, the fifteenth century, in addition to the great cultural ferment, with the opening towards the oriental taste as well as towards for ancient culture and literature, and the passage of great artists Italian and transalpine, is rekindled the interest in the topics hermetic-alchemic themes.
It was during the duchy of Borso d'Este that the many fervors of cultural and artistic cultural and artistic fervor of the court, were transformed into a style peculiar style that gave life to the Workshop ferrarese.
Inside this style there is in addition, a refined language interwoven with enigmatic symbolic weaves. In this cultural and artistic climate, under the duchy of Ercole I d'Este, celebrated patron of art and culture, there is the birth of a deck of tarot cryptic and fascinating: the Tarot Sola Busca. Born in 1490 as a gift for an important Venetian family the Venier, still bring with them many mysteries.

Un Viaggio nell'incredibile mondo dei tarocchi

Un Viaggio nell'incredibile mondo dei Tarocchi

By Various Authors

Practical manual for the interpretation of tarot.
The manual treat the 22 Major Arcana, using for the explanation, the Classic Marseille, for his classical symbology that helps in an essential path of knowledge.
To each major arcana are also added astrological references, for a more complete understanding.

I Tarocchi del Mantegna by C. Dorsini

I Tarocchi del Mantegna

By Cristina Dorsini

The book I Tarocchi del Mantegna (The Tarot of Mantegna) deals with these wonderful fifteenth-century Italian cards. For the first time, card by card is analyzed in detail by an art historian. The overall vision is incredible: a deck made in Ferrara in 1450 probably by Andrea Mantegna himself for the Duke of Ferrara Borso d'Este and in which there is a clear intent to celebrate the territory of Ferrara. The references to the artist are evident, such as the physiognomic rendering of the characters, the use of the engraving dear to Mantegna, the attention to the ancient and to Greek and Roman mythology. There are important and ancient sources for this tout court work, which in itself gathers art, culture and wisdom. These cards lead the user to begin an inner journey and analysis of himself, arriving at the sacred sphere. Immerse yourself in this fifteenth-century but absolutely modern journey.

I Tarocchi Visconti di Modrone, arte a Milano nel 1400

I Tarocchi Visconti di Modrone, 
arte a Milano nel 1400

By Cristina Dorsini

Thirty-seven years after the first volume dedicated to the Viscounts of Modrone, comes to life in the 2018 a detailed analysis of the entire deck, which also touches the personality of the commissioner Philip Maria Visconti. An incredible art permeates these rich in family history, which is intertwined with the Milanese history of the 1400s: personalities are outlined the only ones who have written the history of costume, of the art and traditions of Milan and Lombardy 15th century. A text that describes this work in its various facets, going to touch the Milanese artistic environment Fourteenth century, its protagonists, their stories and their artistic techniques: one particular treatment is dedicated to what is probably seems to be the author of the work Michelino da Besozzo, other prominent personalities of the Tarot deck, of which they are put to the test. comparison of works with card details. The result is a unique overview, which transports us into the world Renaissance made of intrigues, superstitions, veiled knowledge.

I Tarocchi Visconti Brambilla Gli Zavattari alla corte Viscontea

I Tarocchi Visconti Brambilla 
Gli Zavattari alla corte Viscontea

By Cristina Dorsini

After six hundred years for the first time in the world, the publishing house Il Meneghello unites the three Visconti decks: the result is an extraordinary deck of cards and a historical-artistic research that analyzes artistic aspects of Milan in 1400.
The main characters of this book are the Zavattari, a family of Milanese artists who worked for the Duke of Milan Filippo Maria Visconti, but wrapped in an aura of mystery, since few documents are related to their work and their own works. Despite this, the author manages to outline the characteristics of the style and connect their works with the Visconti Brambilla deck, the second of the three Visconti decks. All this is surrounded by a chapter on the late Gothic culture in Lombardy, which makes us understand the extraordinary treasure chest of riches that this region contains and a chapter that puts for the first time the look on the frescoes of players of in Italy in the courts of 1400.

I Tarocchi Visconti sforza

I Tarocchi Visconti Sforza
Milano dai Visconti agli Sforza

By Cristina Dorsini

Milan 1450, at the turn of the transition from the Visconti to the Sforza family, the city experienced moments of turbulence and conflict. It was the figure of a skilled strategist, Francesco Sforza, who brought Milan back into vogue and made it live a sort of golden age. And to celebrate his ascent to the throne as the new Duke of Milan, a bunch of tarots made by the court artists, who had already been for the Visconti family: the Zavattari brothers, was commissioned, as was customary for special occasions. The text is full of surprises, such as, for example, the use by the Zavattari brothers of the same compositional schemes used several times and on different occasions such as frescoes, tarot cards, paintings on wood; the use by the public of some fifteenth-century Sforza cards from a private collection, shown for the first time in the world to the public at large and made by the workshop of the Zavattari brothers, in which the compositional schemes of the Visconti Sforza deck return in a slavish manner. Finally, the author pays attention to the card of the Knight of Cups and the presence of two letters that could be the author's signature. A deck that leads the viewer to move between Milan and Ferrara, between art Christian medieval in eschatological perspective and Greek culture, mythology, astronomy. A deck to discover.

Cristina Dorsini was born in Milan, where she lives and works. Art historian, historical-artistic researcher and art director of Meneghello Edizioni, she is highly regarded at an internaional level for her research. She has collaborated on several books: Sola Busca Tarot, history, mysteries and alchemy, 2013; Amedeo Modigliani, the magic of the feminine between Cabala and Alchimia, 2013.
In 2013 she wrote Milan, secretes and wonders in art: Andrea Bianchi known as ‘Il Vespino.’ Through Il Meneghello publishing house she published The Tarot of Mantegna in 2017, and in 2018 The Visconti di Modrone, art in Milan in 1400 and The Visconti Brambilla Tarot, the Zavattari at the Visconti court.   


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