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!

The Ultimate Leather Coin Purse

FERRO Leather Coin Purse Red Delicious Burl

FERRO Florentine Leather Coin Purse in Red Delicious Burl

I have seen many coin purses in my life. Many of them made by very experienced and skilled artisans. Then I saw the FERRO and understood what could be accomplished when you set out to make the best possible coin purse.

After years of . . . → Read More: The Ultimate Leather Coin Purse

Campomaggi at Pitti

Campomaggi Bauletto in 2017 Winter style

The Campomaggi Fall Winter collection is very compelling and should not be missed because the new designs are exquisite and the new options are clearly designed with the user in mind. I can picture Marco trying to think how a bag is going to be used in the field. . . . → Read More: Campomaggi at Pitti

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

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

My First Focaccia Attempt

My first attempt at focaccia was far from a success.

Failure is just a learning lesson. If you try again and again with improvements in the process you will eventually excel at it. . . . → Read More: My First Focaccia Attempt

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

Watching A Skilled Artisan Create

Skilled artisanship is hard to explain. If you have never seen it you have to see it to fully comprehend it. We seek skilled artisans and we tell the world about their amazing feats. We also think that their creations are worth pursuing. . . . → Read More: Watching A Skilled Artisan Create

In the spotlight: Antartidee!

Much attention is given to our beautiful leather handbags here at Marcopoloni. But we also carry lots of other handmade products you may not have discovered yet. One of our most unusual collections is the work of Antartidee. Based in Reggio Emilia, a city in Northern Italy, Antartidee artists Mauro and Roby and their . . . → Read More: In the spotlight: Antartidee!

Etsy’s controversy makes us wonder: how do you know it’s really handmade?

One of the most successful websites to offer handmade, artisan products – Etsy – quietly changed its policies last Fall and allowed in manufacturers. One year later and the site is flooded with items like $3 wrap bracelets supposedly “handmade” in China. Many of the true artisans on Etsy have seen their business plummet . . . → Read More: Etsy’s controversy makes us wonder: how do you know it’s really handmade?

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