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!

At Pitti Peroni Made Me Feel

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At Pitti, style runs wild. When I walked into the Peroni booth I fell in love with their new eyeglasses and I bought a pair right away. Now I feel young and confident. Imagine that! . . . → Read More: At Pitti Peroni Made Me Feel

Third Time Is The Charm

Basic Focaccia

Third time is a charm except when perfection is your goal. My focaccia was very edible on my first attempt yet not yet to die for. More tries are needed. . . . → Read More: Third Time Is The Charm

My Second Shot at Focaccia

Homemade Focaccia

My second attempt at making focaccia was almost perfect, except for two crucial details, which I completely messed up. . . . → Read More: My Second Shot at Focaccia

Gianni, Our First Artisan, Is Always Creating

Gianni Drawing In Alicudi (Lipari)

There are places where the sky and the sea inspire you ideas.

I just got off the phone with Gianni. Today it was easy to get a hold of him because, having fallen during a mountain bike race, he just cracked three ribs and now he has to rest quite a bit. That’s . . . → Read More: Gianni, Our First Artisan, Is Always Creating

My Style

Daniele Graziani Style

My style spawns from having observed amazing artisanship early in my life. So I don’t care for name brands and I seek what I think is the best stuff in the world. . . . → Read More: My Style

A Jeweler’s Search For The Perfect Jewelry Box

Vintage Design Tulip Ring

Peroni “Luigi” Jewelry Box

You might know Baha. Baha is a jeweler in New York whose artisanship is amazing.

When it comes to delivering his more expensive masterpieces Baha needed something that even he couldn’t create. An outstanding jewelry box worthy of the treasure it holds.

When he came to me for . . . → Read More: A Jeweler’s Search For The Perfect Jewelry Box

Today’s Catch: Volkswagen!

Caveat Emptor is nearly impossible today because of the complexity of global manufacturing. We try to vet our artisan and found that the best way to do so is by meeting them face to face often over the years. . . . → Read More: Today’s Catch: Volkswagen!

Comparing Gianni’s Classic Italian Leather Keychains

Classic Italian Leather Keychains

Among classic leather keychains, the Snaplink is my favorite, but there are compelling reasons to choose the Giamaicano or Classico instead. . . . → Read More: Comparing Gianni’s Classic Italian Leather Keychains

Why we post pictures of (almost) every Campomaggi bag we sell!

One of our 2015 goals at Marcopoloni is to continue posting individual photos of each Campomaggi bag for sale on our website. That means each actual bag, front and back, so that you can preview the exact bag before you buy it. You can see this in action when you go to add a . . . → Read More: Why we post pictures of (almost) every Campomaggi bag we sell!

Truly hands-on customer service at Marcopoloni!

Yesterday one of our customers ordered the Pausania Vertical Shoulder Tote online. Because he knew we were a small, family-owned business that treats each customer like a friend, he quickly called us with a question about his order. He loved the bag – one of Campomaggi’s classic rugged-chic bags of top-grain, distressed leather – . . . → Read More: Truly hands-on customer service at Marcopoloni!