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!

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

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

Suddenly, Snails Are Back into My World

I can only recall a few episodes in my lifetime where snails played a central role. But two of them happened this year and they reminded me of the beauty and intricacy of our snail key chain. . . . → Read More: Suddenly, Snails Are Back into My World

The 2014 Mazda CX-5 with SkyActiv Solved my Dilemma

After more than six years with just one car, the arrival of our second baby means that we will need to have a second car and that we will need more cargo space on occasion. Our Mazda 3 did not get great gas mileage: 22 city and 30 highway. I was hoping to do better than that but realized that it might not be possible if I had to buy a bigger car. The CX-5 with SkyActiv made it possible with 26 city and 41 highway it provides more room and provides a 25% improvement in fuel economy. . . . → Read More: The 2014 Mazda CX-5 with SkyActiv Solved my Dilemma

Thoughts on the Forlanini

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I’m back with a small update! It has been probably 6 months or so since I first got my Forlanini. The biggest thing that caught my attention was how nicely the leather has broken in. I mean, it looks even better than brand new! The leather is much softer, it has slightly darkened in . . . → Read More: Thoughts on the Forlanini

Helping a Customer Find The Perfect Campomaggi Leather Bag

One of our customers fell in love with a lighter Cognac FELICIE. We have been trying to source one for her for months now and nothing ever cut it. Today two more bags arrived that are a bit darker than desired, but they are so nice that they might work. Helping a customer find the perfect campomaggi leather bag is my passion: give me a try! . . . → Read More: Helping a Customer Find The Perfect Campomaggi Leather Bag

Which Campomaggi Bags Should I Evaluate?

Because of the number of choices among styles choosing a second Campomaggi bag is not easy. When I posted my intentions I got a ton of suggestions from our customers and other Campomaggi fans. I will evaluate those options next. . . . → Read More: Which Campomaggi Bags Should I Evaluate?