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!

April Fool’s Day is Pesce d’Aprile in Italy!

Pesce d'Aprile!

It looks like almost all countries in the Western World somehow celebrate on the first day of April of every year. Everyone seems to do it in a different way though, and if some countries celebrate the day with practical jokes and general foolishness only until noon, in Italy – like . . . → Read More: April Fool’s Day is Pesce d’Aprile in Italy!

Campomaggi Teodorano on the Label

A few people I talk to were confused about the meaning of Campomaggi Teodorano as seen on Campomaggi bags. I solve that mystery and give my interpretation for the reason why the label was designed that way. . . . → Read More: Campomaggi Teodorano on the Label

Locanda Acquavita in Venice: a Sleepless Hotel

I recently went to Murano and stayed in Venice on the cheap. I booked at Locanda Acquavita because it is quiet and close to the vaporetto stop that takes you to Murano (by the way, watch out because there are two stops at Fondamente Nuove, one before the Murano Loop and one after, so . . . → Read More: Locanda Acquavita in Venice: a Sleepless Hotel

Campomaggi US Service Center?

It is a hassle to get Campomaggi bags serviced abroad. That is why Campomaggi and Marcopoloni are discussing a service agreement for Campomaggi customers in the US. . . . → Read More: Campomaggi US Service Center?

Women’s Day (Festa della Donna): Girls Night Out or just Flowers?

Across Italy and many other countries, March 8th is known as Women’s Day (or “Festa della Donna”).

Some say it celebrates historical achievements such as women’s right to vote, some say it’s in memory of a tragic fire which killed all of the women who worked in a textile company in New York, . . . → Read More: Women’s Day (Festa della Donna): Girls Night Out or just Flowers?

Sunflower Keychain Staff Review

My Leather Sunflower Keychain – Looking Better After Years of Use!

I fell in love with the GIRASOLE – Italian Leather Sunflower Keychain – the same day I joined Marcopoloni and had the chance to see these handmade creations in person. I really should say that that day I fell in love with . . . → Read More: Sunflower Keychain Staff Review