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!

Gianni, Our First Artisan, Is Always Creating

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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

A Rose-Shaped Leather Hair Clip And Long Hair

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Because Chiara was at the office on Friday she prompted us to take pictures of our leather clips. I was very impressed with how beautiful they look! . . . → Read More: A Rose-Shaped Leather Hair Clip And Long Hair

Our Week 4 Giveaways: Antartidee and Gianni

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Week 4 Giveaways have arrived and the prizes are amazing this week! We are giving away a unique wall hook by Antartidee and the ever popular Libro CD case by Gianni! You all have a week to enter the giveaway and earn as many entries as you can to win one of these great . . . → Read More: Our Week 4 Giveaways: Antartidee and Gianni

Our Week 2 Giveaways: La Cuoieria and Yoshioka-san

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Today is the second Wednesday of October, meaning…we have another giveaway going on! Two randomly selected winners will be announced next Wednesday and the Week 3 giveaways will begin! But first, let’s see who the winners of Week 1’s Giveaways were:

Jamie H. for a Gianni Cell Phone Charm of your choice . . . → Read More: Our Week 2 Giveaways: La Cuoieria and Yoshioka-san

Ten Year Anniversary Celebration: Week 2, Day 8

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Today starts Week 2 of our Ten Year Anniversary Celebration! We are featuring our #8 bestselling items on our Celebration Page so come take a look at what we are offering! The 10% off coupon code will be good through Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 Midnight PDT.

We will be posting the #7 bestsellers on . . . → Read More: Ten Year Anniversary Celebration: Week 2, Day 8

Handwriting? Who does that any more?

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We live in a technological age where everything is digitized; blogs, e-mails, instant messages, text messages, you get the picture. Because of all the digitized data we send and receive, we no longer have a need to use the old school method of solid pen and paper documentation. It is very telling to even . . . → Read More: Handwriting? Who does that any more?

I Won’t Let Summer Slip Past Me

Summer has been a lot of fun but now I am starting to feel the first signs that it might becoming to an end. Yet, there is still plenty of summer to savor and just thinking about Gianni’s Sicily and I am right back in the mood for some good times, though sadly longing for an exotic beach. . . . → Read More: I Won’t Let Summer Slip Past Me

Spotted a Dragonfly

Dragonflies are a symbol of summer and autumn. They only live in their grown out stage for a few months, but they provide a good service eating small insects like flies and mosquitoes. . . . → Read More: Spotted a Dragonfly

A Surprise Gift From Italy

A few weeks ago we got a surprise visit from Gianni’s cousin, who happens to live less than an hour away from our office, and he was bearing gifts from Italy! Oh my, what could it be? We opened it right away and it was a gift for our daughter Chiara: a small blue . . . → Read More: A Surprise Gift From Italy

Vroom vroom!

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Ever wanted to buy that nice Italian car you’ve been dreaming about? Well, I believe you are in luck! Last week, we received a Gianni shipment with some brand new products. Yes, including a car! We even held a Facebook contest giving away a free car key chain in the color of your choice . . . → Read More: Vroom vroom!