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!

Handwriting? Who does that any more?

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We live in a technological age where everything is digitized; blogs, e-mails, instant messages, text messages, you get the picture. Because of all the digitized data we send and receive, we no longer have a need to use the old school method of solid pen and paper documentation. It is very telling to even . . . → Read More: Handwriting? Who does that any more?

There is Leather and Then There is Campomaggi Leather

There is handmade Campomaggi leather and then there is canned-made leather. Can you see the difference?

I grew up experiencing what I call “handmade leather” the leather selected by a skilled craftsman who seeks a quality ingredient that will determine the quality of the end product. “Canned-made” leather is a term that we made up to describe the material that is the result of the pursuit of profits. You can see the difference right here on my wrist. . . . → Read More: There is Leather and Then There is Campomaggi Leather

Nuances of the Forlanini

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When it comes to Campomaggi crossbody bags, the long straps made for them are, well, extremely long. I mean, don’t get me wrong, the length of the strap makes the bag that much more universal. After all, not everyone is 5’3″ like I am! When I first got my ForlaniniĀ (by the way, we . . . → Read More: Nuances of the Forlanini

Almost Perfected My Spaghetti alla Marinara

Chiara approves of my Spaghetti alla Marinara

One of my passions is cooking, and getting my Marinara sauce right is one of my principal quests at the time. In this blog post I reveal how different ingredients and small variations from the usual can make a difference. Today’s effort was delicious. . . . → Read More: Almost Perfected My Spaghetti alla Marinara

Testing the new RSS feed

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We’ve been wanting to display a few of our most recent blog posts on the home page of our website. Today, I finally sat down to take a look at what’s involved. At first, it seemed quite daunting. I am not a WordPress expert by any means, and my knowledge of PHP is pretty . . . → Read More: Testing the new RSS feed

“I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle”

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For the past few months, I have been saving for a road bike bit by bit. Well now that I have it, I think I’m in love! Of course, there were extra expenses for the additional gear but I was finally able to go on a nice weekend bicycle ride. I rode along the . . . → Read More: “I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle”

Risotto ai Funghi Porcini Secchi

The Risotto ai Funghi Porcini recipe is my favorite recipe in the world. If you pay attention to every step, you will master this very rewarding dish after just a few tries. . . . → Read More: Risotto ai Funghi Porcini Secchi

I Won’t Let Summer Slip Past Me

Summer has been a lot of fun but now I am starting to feel the first signs that it might becoming to an end. Yet, there is still plenty of summer to savor and just thinking about Gianni’s Sicily and I am right back in the mood for some good times, though sadly longing for an exotic beach. . . . → Read More: I Won’t Let Summer Slip Past Me

Reflections on the past year

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Two weeks ago, we celebrated my one year anniversary of working at Marcopoloni! Time sure flies by when you’re having a good time. As you all know, Marcopoloni is a very small company with only a grand total of three employees! Yes, that means it’s just Daniele, Emi and me handling every possible scenario . . . → Read More: Reflections on the past year

We Love Modeling for Our Customers

Our favorite aspect about working at Marcopoloni is that we get to help customers all the time. When you need to decide how a bag is going to look for you ask us to model the bag and take a video. It will really help! . . . → Read More: We Love Modeling for Our Customers