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!

Artisanal Gelato

Affresco helps gelato craftspeople perfect and market their product.

Italian gelato is great, but Italian gelato made with the best ingredients by people who really know their craft is out of this world. That is exactly what I’m seeking and I have been lucky enough to find a few artisans who deliver that kind of experience. . . . → Read More: Artisanal Gelato

Maledetti Toscani Is 100 Percent Made in Italy

We always look for them and this year we found them: Maledetti Toscani is an experienced artisanal shop that is determined to preserve the way of the artisan and authentic made in Italy. Their works are beautiful and we are very excited to add them to our offering. . . . → Read More: Maledetti Toscani Is 100 Percent Made in Italy

Really Good Ice Cream

When we were shopping for an Italian t-shirt in Italy we felt that we were running out of options. Then we found something as authentic as it gets. . . . → Read More: Really Good Ice Cream

Campomaggi leather pouch: after 1 week

I am enjoying test driving the new Campomaggi distressed leather pouch but some of the feedback has been that you should not have a belt appendage. I like it though and here is why. . . . → Read More: Campomaggi leather pouch: after 1 week

2 New Caterina Lucchi Bags: a convertible clutch and a flower-motif handbag

We just posted two new Caterina Lucchi leather handbags and we are so excited about them both! . . . → Read More: 2 New Caterina Lucchi Bags: a convertible clutch and a flower-motif handbag

Authentic Italian Accomplished

I recently commented on how difficult it is to export a local experience to another country. Yet, it can be done, at least to a good extent.

We had been up since 3:30, thanks to serious jetlag, and still had time to kill before we could start calling the artisans we wanted to visit. . . . → Read More: Authentic Italian Accomplished

Authentic Italian

When we had a poor experience at a bakery that claimed to be authentic Italian we realized how difficult it is to copy a product and the entirety of its attributes from one country to another. We make sure that the products we offer are authentic from their country of origin. . . . → Read More: Authentic Italian