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!

It Is A Different Inter This Year

Inter destroyed Sassuolo today 7-0. But all the top five contenders won and the standings are unchanged. The most impressive victory was by Napoli at Milan’s expense. I now see Napoli and Roma as legitimate (not accidental) table leaders. Lazio and Milan have already lost touch with the top of the table. . . . → Read More: It Is A Different Inter This Year

Fed Tapering Will Have to Wait

The economy is not strong enough to begin tapering bond purchases by the Fed. Mr. Bernanke, in my opinion, made the right decision that will help the economy. The head winds of fiscal tightening are too strong to add to them. As a small business owner I say thank you for not delivering a double punch (tapering plus debt-ceiling cuts). . . . → Read More: Fed Tapering Will Have to Wait

Inter Survives the Juventus Test

Inter rose to the Juventus challenge and tied against it by scoring first. But it couldn’t rise further and beat a strong opponent. It seems that Inter can have a good season and perhaps even rise to the third spot. . . . → Read More: Inter Survives the Juventus Test

The Campomaggi Camouflage Bag That Struck My Heart, Twice

GALVANI Camo Print Canvas Tote with Distressed Studs

I was starting to come to terms with the fact that the GALVANI, the Campomaggi camouflage canvas tote, was an awesome bag to use daily for work this winter and beyond. Then someone bought the last one! . . . → Read More: The Campomaggi Camouflage Bag That Struck My Heart, Twice

9 New Campomaggi Products from The Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

GALVANI Camo Print Canvas Tote with Distressed Studs

I am smitten by one of the new Campomaggi bags that just arrived: the GALVANI camouflage distressed canvas might have my name on it. The entire collection looks a lot better in person than we remembered it and we are super excited. And so are our customers! They can’t wait for us to post all the bags and bracelets. We are working as hard as we can to get them all online! . . . → Read More: 9 New Campomaggi Products from The Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

Not Entirely Surprisingly, Payrolls Disappoint

Although the impact of the Fed’s announcement to taper its Quantitative Easing program had a greater-than-expected impact on the economy, I think that that impact has been absorbed. The one-two punch of tapering and fiscal tightening would be a blow so I hope that Congress will be sensible in October. . . . → Read More: Not Entirely Surprisingly, Payrolls Disappoint

First Time in 10 Years Inter Wins Its First Two Matches of The Season

I have been and Inter fan for as long as I can remember. With few exceptions, the disappointments have been a constant. This year should be no different, but a 2-0 start casts a shadow of a doubt. . . . → Read More: First Time in 10 Years Inter Wins Its First Two Matches of The Season

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

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

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