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!

Planning my Visit to Murano

In early March I will be going to Murano where I will get to spend time with Maestro Imperio Rossi and learn more about the fascinating world of glass production in Murano. I will also be seeking anything related to Marco Polo although I don’t think there is anything there. . . . → Read More: Planning my Visit to Murano

Fenoci in Salata – Fennel Salad Recipe

This week I was looking for an alternative side dish to our usual salad and I decided to try a fennel salad recipe I found in my Cucino Io cookbook.

The recipe calls for

4 fennels 2 anchovies 1 tablespoon of grated Parmigiano Reggiano 1 tablespoon of grated parsely olive oil 2 tablespoons white . . . → Read More: Fenoci in Salata – Fennel Salad Recipe

How to Format Pictures Using Cascading Style Sheets

Today I am going to add a little style to my History of Murano Glass article. I want this to be the foundation of my skill set that will enable me to nicely format all other pages. As the resident database guy, I have always relied on Emi to do the styling, but the time has come for me to step up to the plate. . . . → Read More: How to Format Pictures Using Cascading Style Sheets

History of Murano Glass

My passion for Murano glass has led to many questions about it. In my search for more information I came across enough information to write this history of Murano Glass. . . . → Read More: History of Murano Glass

Leather Roses Video Updated

Thanks to the feedback we have received, I have updated the leather roses video interview in which Gianni introduces his new product line of rose-shaped leather accessories for 2011. Gianni utilizes a technique that had been developed in Venice to mold leather to make theater masks in the 1700s.

I think that this . . . → Read More: Leather Roses Video Updated

Perfecting my Spaghetti alla Marinara

When you make a Marinara sauce from scratch it has nothing to do with the sauce called “Marinara” sold at the grocery store. The result is very light and a favorite chez Graziani. . . . → Read More: Perfecting my Spaghetti alla Marinara

Leather Roses Video

I finally posted our first video. It was taken last September when we met Gianni and he described how he got his inspiration for making his line of leather roses. The leather roses are very nice and unique and I look forward to hearing feedback from customers. . . . → Read More: Leather Roses Video

Coming Soon: Video with Gianni Describing his New Leather Roses

Posting a video to our web site is not as fast a process as I thought. Using the tools at my disposal, there are many conversions necessary and I ran into a few snags that cause this project to spill into tomorrow. . . . → Read More: Coming Soon: Video with Gianni Describing his New Leather Roses

Dreamweaver is Currently Interacting with a Server

It has come to the point where every other day I try to code and instead have to sit through Dreamweaver’s constant errors and freezes. The lost productivity attributatble to Dreamweaver is Currently Interacting with a Server is getting to be noticeable. . . . → Read More: Dreamweaver is Currently Interacting with a Server

Quality Versus Quantity in Workouts

Less is more apparently also applies to workouts and like a single repetition may be better than many, a single handmade product is better than many units of a cheap alternative. . . . → Read More: Quality Versus Quantity in Workouts