Maffeo Polo is the uncle of Marco Polo. He is played by Corrado Invernizzi.
Maffeo Polo accompanies his brother and Marco Polo to Khanbaliq. They Kowtow to the khan before offering Marco Polo as a servant instead of being executed. He is held as an honored Guest as Marco Polo works for the khan.
Later, Marco is forced to choose a punishment for his father and uncle since he made a huge error. As a result, Marco chose to have their hands burned by hot metal.
Maffeo is released and travels to Acre to talk to Pope Gregory X in the city of Acre. There, they successfully convince the Pope to send an army to aid Ahmad in the upcoming coup d'etat against the khan.