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!

Authentic Italian Accomplished

I recently commented on how difficult it is to export a local experience to another country. Yet, it can be done, at least to a good extent.

We had been up since 3:30, thanks to serious jetlag, and still had time to kill before we could start calling the artisans we wanted to visit. . . . → Read More: Authentic Italian Accomplished

Mobile Hotspot

On this trip to Japan we arrived prepared and had a mobile hotspot ready for us. The wimax 4G device will allow five devices to be connected at the same time. This has allowed us to find more craftspeople to contact and setup our appointments. Too bad that the rented device came with a . . . → Read More: Mobile Hotspot

Authentic Italian

When we had a poor experience at a bakery that claimed to be authentic Italian we realized how difficult it is to copy a product and the entirety of its attributes from one country to another. We make sure that the products we offer are authentic from their country of origin. . . . → Read More: Authentic Italian

Off To Japan

Emi and Daniele are off to Japan. We will have a mobile hotspot so we really hope to be able to keep our fans posted with pictures on Facebook. . . . → Read More: Off To Japan

The Web Site Shuffle

The number of products offered on the Marcopoloni web site has grown so much that the way in which we organized product lines no longer made sense. Last week we shuffled things around in a logical way. . . . → Read More: The Web Site Shuffle

New Tote Bag and New Keychain Set

This week we have a new Campomaggi bag, a new gift set, and a discounted man’s clutch to announce. . . . → Read More: New Tote Bag and New Keychain Set

Exploring Japanese Traditions

In the spirit of exploration, we are about to embark in a journey that will take us to Takayama in Japan to meet the artisans that make beautiful Koito Pottery. . . . → Read More: Exploring Japanese Traditions

Leather Roses

Leather roses are in great demand worldwide and, although they have been noticed by some, they seem to be the best kept secret in the United States. . . . → Read More: Leather Roses

Murano Pursues a Renaissance with Hotels

While Murano seeks a renaissance by building hotels, I am reminded of how great the commitment and skill of those murano glass craftsmen is. At Marcopoloni, we are commited to bringing these wonderful pieces of glass art to those who skip past the cheaper imitations. . . . → Read More: Murano Pursues a Renaissance with Hotels

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Last week we added permalinks to all of our products and a 404 page that is a lot more user friendly. . . . → Read More: Permalinks and File Not Found