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!

What I Don’t Like About Italy

Italy is great, except for all the smokers and the way people wait in line. . . . → Read More: What I Don’t Like About Italy

Look Who’s New at Marcopoloni…

I’m thrilled to join Marcopoloni as the newest member of the team. Coming to the office every day means I have the chance to appreciate beautiful handmade artisan treasures, from rustic leather Campomaggi bags to delicate Murano glass figurines. But what really stands out at Marcopoloni is the care and attention that goes into . . . → Read More: Look Who’s New at Marcopoloni…

Shopping to Complement My Studded Leather Belt

The DAVIDE Studded Leather Belt by Campomaggi is too nice to wear with any old clothes. Thanks to the help by Luca Manzoni I found Surface to Air at Frav in Porta Ticinese in Milan. I got a cool outfit to go with it but I still need shoes. . . . → Read More: Shopping to Complement My Studded Leather Belt

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

Campomaggi US Service Center?

It is a hassle to get Campomaggi bags serviced abroad. That is why Campomaggi and Marcopoloni are discussing a service agreement for Campomaggi customers in the US. . . . → Read More: Campomaggi US Service Center?

Women’s Day (Festa della Donna): Girls Night Out or just Flowers?

Across Italy and many other countries, March 8th is known as Women’s Day (or “Festa della Donna”).

Some say it celebrates historical achievements such as women’s right to vote, some say it’s in memory of a tragic fire which killed all of the women who worked in a textile company in New York, . . . → Read More: Women’s Day (Festa della Donna): Girls Night Out or just Flowers?

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

Exquisite Murano Glass Pieces by Master Imperio Rossi

After weeks of anticipation, the Murano glass pieces we had ordered have finally arrived.

And the verdict?

They are absolutely incredible. I mean, we knew that – after all, we fell in love with his work when we came across them this summer. But seeing all of the masterpieces in person, again reminded us . . . → Read More: Exquisite Murano Glass Pieces by Master Imperio Rossi

The price of cappuccinos in Italy

In this day and age where we don’t flinch to pay upwards of $5 for a cappuccino at Starbucks, it’s nice to know that this iconic drink is still quite affordable in its birth country. It was our daily ritual during our stay in Italy – as it is for many Italians – . . . → Read More: The price of cappuccinos in Italy

Getting Ready for our Trip to Italy

We are going to Italy and we have a lot on our plates. We could not get a flight into Milan using our miles so we are traveling to Rome and then giving the Frecciarossa a test run. . . . → Read More: Getting Ready for our Trip to Italy