What’s worse than Friday the 13th in Italy?

The Corno, the Italian good luck symbol.Friday the 17th basically the equivalent to the anglo-saxon Friday the 13th. I always wondered what the Italians saw in the title of the film Friday the 13th – since for them its just another day …

It is said that the origins of  are found with the Roman number for 17 which is XVII. Now if you take those same symbols and rearrange them to make the Latin phrase VIXI, it means “I have lived”, which can also be interpreted as “I am dead.” Not a pleasant thought…  However some indications show that this number has had negative vibes even as far back as the Greeks.

In any case, throughout Italy you will find that they spend just a little bit more time making sure that there are no black cats around, that their good luck charms are nearby and that they avoid ladders, feathers and laying their hats on the bed.

As for us here at Pierotucci Leather Factory, we just keep a Fortunata Italian leather handbag by our side for the course of the day – and we are pretty sure we are warding off the evil eyes!

Italian Leather handbags and good luck charms from Pierotucci




About Pierotucci

Since 1972 Pierotucci has been designing and producing classic Italian Leather goods for men & women, including leather bags, leather handbags and purses, leather jackets and leather accessories such as wallets, gloves, belts and much more.
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