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

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

The New Caterina Lucchi Bag That Caught My Attention

Caterina Lucchi Bag

One of our new Caterina Lucchi bags jumps out at me. The Pioggia clutch shoulder bag goes way beyond using super-high quality buffalo leather and precise craftsmanship: the design is extremely unique so that this is a bag like you have never seen. . . . → Read More: The New Caterina Lucchi Bag That Caught My Attention

Amazing Details Will Surprise You

Slipping Time Desk Clock

I talked about watching artisans create before. Now I focus on watching the details of their amazing creations. They are often unexpected and surprising–something that leads me to believe that our products deserve careful consideration. . . . → Read More: Amazing Details Will Surprise You

The Interview Sparked Some Thinking

The Marcopoloni Team as captured by the Campbell Reporter photographer

When Allison Williams with the Campbell Reporter set a time to come and interview us, Emi and I realized that we needed to get a few points across very clearly. We figured that Allison would want to know what drives us to be . . . → Read More: The Interview Sparked Some Thinking