About Us

The idea for Via Veneto was born around the dinner table on a summer evening. The creators, Jennifer King and Cristina Palomo, met while living in Rome and each shared an intense interest in collecting majolica Deruta.

While building their own collections during this time, Ms. King and Ms. Palomo noticed that the beauty of majolica Deruta was appreciated by a great number of people. Many day trips were made to Deruta; every shop was explored and; eventually, Ms. King and Ms. Palomo came to purchase most of their pieces from three main firms, Franco Mari, Deruta Placens and Gino Peccetti.

Ms. King returned to the States in January 2000 while Ms. Palomo remained in Italy. Later that year, Via Veneto was created with Ms. Palomo dealing directly with the suppliers in Deruta and Ms. King handling the wholesale and retail aspects of the business. Of course, many friends and relatives would claim that the business is just an excuse to buy more ceramics!


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