What is Marcopoloni?

Our goal is to bring people like you, who cherish and appreciate fine artistry, closer to the artisans who create them. Everything we offer is handmade by carefully-selected artisans who pour their love and pride into each piece of work.

Much as Marco Polo brought the Western world in contact with the treasures of the Far East in the late 13th century, Marcopoloni strives to put you in touch with beautiful handmade goods from around the world!

New Life for your Old Wallet

I think about this a lot. A changing lifestyle results in changing wallet needs.

When I became a father, I also went from having to carry four cards (ID, credit card, atm/debit card, and business credit card) to… a lot of cards. But those cards are non essential and get carried around just in . . . → Read More: New Life for your Old Wallet

Reflections on what makes a good gift

In my previous post I talked about how well my friends liked the Aldo leather belt I had gifted to them. They all asked me for an additional one of a different color, exactly what I wished for me.

I suspect that we had a few things in common. Not knowing what their belt . . . → Read More: Reflections on what makes a good gift

A Dionigi Belt is a Great Gift for Him

I gifted the Aldo Italian leather belt to myself and 3 other people. Now we all asked for more. None of my gifts had ever been so popular before! . . . → Read More: A Dionigi Belt is a Great Gift for Him

Windows Disk Virus

Of course it strikes at the worst possible time… Just as I am contemplating making a glorious cappuccino after some great Linguine al Castello (a seafood pasta dish really worth a try). Oh, wait! And weren’t my last words: “It’s pretty early, I look forward to a productive afternoon.”?

They were. And I will . . . → Read More: Windows Disk Virus

What Makes a Good Ramen?

A good bowl of Ramen is more than the toppings or even the ingredients … it’s Ramen that embodies the spirit of its maker. . . . → Read More: What Makes a Good Ramen?

Why I Love Handmade Italian Leather Bags (Part 3)

When an artisan pours love into an Italian leather briefcase the creation can be awesome. Awesome bags speaks to me. That’s what I love. . . . → Read More: Why I Love Handmade Italian Leather Bags (Part 3)

Super Simple and Quick Porcini Pasta

It may not exactly be restaurant-quality, but given the time and effort involved, this porcini pasta is deceptively good. This dish was gobbled up as quickly as it was made. . . . → Read More: Super Simple and Quick Porcini Pasta

Why I Love Handmade Italian Leather Bags (Part 2)

I do think that Italian leather is better. But the use of Italian leather is not enough for me. . . . → Read More: Why I Love Handmade Italian Leather Bags (Part 2)

New Campomaggi Bags – Suede with Attitude

Campomaggi’s new lineup of Distressed Suede leather bags have given “suede” a totally new look – and a good dose of attitude. . . . → Read More: New Campomaggi Bags – Suede with Attitude

Why I Love Handmade Italian Leather Bags

Daniele starts explaining why he loves Italian leather handmade bags, wallets, belts, etc. Whether it was nature or nurture, as an Italian Daniele could not escape having a relationship with leather. . . . → Read More: Why I Love Handmade Italian Leather Bags