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!

You Are What You Eat, Drink, Breathe, and Wear

When I turned 30 I started to realize that you really are what you eat. Soon, I understood that the impact of what you drink, breathe and wear on your body is just as important. To know what goes in, you really need to carefully select your sources and that is why I opt for handmade over canned-made any time I can. . . . → Read More: You Are What You Eat, Drink, Breathe, and Wear

Fusilli alla Siciliana

I do go to Sicily and have never seen this recipe there, but whether it is authentic or not (I would like to find out what you think), I truly love it and everyone that has had it has complimented me for it. It is the lengthiest recipe in my arsenal so far. I have to allow two hours for it, but it is definitely worth it. If it shouldn’t be called Fusilli alla Siciliana, what should its name be? . . . → Read More: Fusilli alla Siciliana

Searched for Bags in my Hometown and Found Maxima

When I went around Milano looking for a great artisan to add to our suppliers, I found Maxima. . . . → Read More: Searched for Bags in my Hometown and Found Maxima

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

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

A Dionigi Belt is a Great Gift for Him

I gifted the Aldo Italian leather belt to myself and 3 other people. Now we all asked for more. None of my gifts had ever been so popular before! . . . → Read More: A Dionigi Belt is a Great Gift for Him

What Makes a Good Ramen?

A good bowl of Ramen is more than the toppings or even the ingredients … it’s Ramen that embodies the spirit of its maker. . . . → Read More: What Makes a Good Ramen?

Why I Love Handmade Italian Leather Bags (Part 3)

When an artisan pours love into an Italian leather briefcase the creation can be awesome. Awesome bags speaks to me. That’s what I love. . . . → Read More: Why I Love Handmade Italian Leather Bags (Part 3)

Why I Love Handmade Italian Leather Bags (Part 2)

I do think that Italian leather is better. But the use of Italian leather is not enough for me. . . . → Read More: Why I Love Handmade Italian Leather Bags (Part 2)

Why I Love Handmade Italian Leather Bags

Daniele starts explaining why he loves Italian leather handmade bags, wallets, belts, etc. Whether it was nature or nurture, as an Italian Daniele could not escape having a relationship with leather. . . . → Read More: Why I Love Handmade Italian Leather Bags