Modiano, the major producer of Italian playing cards, offers this handy map of the various regions and their cards. At the very top of the map, in Northern Italy near the border with Austria, you can see a single region using a “Salzburger” deck. These use the German-style suits of hearts, bells, leaves, and acorns for (respectively) the hearts, diamonds, spades, and clubs of the Anglo-French deck. On the western side of Italy, you’re more likely to find cards based on the familiar Anglo-French suits.
The Siciliane deck described in this post is shown on the eastern side of the island of Sicily.
Late 1000s - carved elephant tusk hunting horn from Sicily, one of the main centres for ivory carving in the Islamic world.
The Italian Alps; The Alps are considered as one of the great mountain ranges in Europe. It stretches from Austria and Slovenia, in the east through Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, France and Monaco in the west.