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!

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

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

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?

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