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!

Can Your Keychain Save You from Zombies??

So Daniele and I had been wanting to put together a video explaining the features of our Snaplink leather keychain for quite some time. We never dreamed it would turn out like this…

What started out as a regular product review video morphed into a less-than-serious skit, complete with a mad scientist/entrepreneur, . . . → Read More: Can Your Keychain Save You from Zombies??

2011 Festa Coloniale Italiana

We had a lot of fun at the Festa Coloniale Italiana in San Francisco this past weekend. It was our first time participating in an event like this, and other than the hairy moment we had when the wind just about blew our tent away, we had a fantastic time meeting and chatting with . . . → Read More: 2011 Festa Coloniale Italiana

Got the Best Birthday Surprise Gift

I had been missing this hat for over two years and always wondered where I might have lost it. Until Gianni included it in our last shipment after the hotel must have found it. . . . → Read More: Got the Best Birthday Surprise Gift

Leather Roses

Leather roses are in great demand worldwide and, although they have been noticed by some, they seem to be the best kept secret in the United States. . . . → Read More: Leather Roses

How Your Feedback Helps: Two Examples

Too often, a company will post an insincere comment about how they value their customers’ feedback, etc., but in reality, when you offer your opinion or suggestion, you get an apathetic “Uh-huh, OK.” in return.

At Marcopoloni, we want to let our customers know that we really DO listen, and DO take your feedback . . . → Read More: How Your Feedback Helps: Two Examples

Sunflower Keychain Staff Review

My Leather Sunflower Keychain – Looking Better After Years of Use!

I fell in love with the GIRASOLE – Italian Leather Sunflower Keychain – the same day I joined Marcopoloni and had the chance to see these handmade creations in person. I really should say that that day I fell in love with . . . → Read More: Sunflower Keychain Staff Review

Leather Roses Video Updated

Thanks to the feedback we have received, I have updated the leather roses video interview in which Gianni introduces his new product line of rose-shaped leather accessories for 2011. Gianni utilizes a technique that had been developed in Venice to mold leather to make theater masks in the 1700s.

I think that this . . . → Read More: Leather Roses Video Updated

Leather Roses Video

I finally posted our first video. It was taken last September when we met Gianni and he described how he got his inspiration for making his line of leather roses. The leather roses are very nice and unique and I look forward to hearing feedback from customers. . . . → Read More: Leather Roses Video

Snaplink Leather Key Chain by Gianni

The Snaplink Italian Leather Key Chain is low-tech and functional. After more than five years of use, it looks good and feels great to the touch. . . . → Read More: Snaplink Leather Key Chain by Gianni