ROSSO VECCHIO Collection by Vietri (c). With its crackled glaze, Rosso Vecchio has us seeing red - the Italian color of life, love and passion! VIETRI's classic solids collection, while inspired by traditional earthenware forms, is made for a modern market. It is twice fired and formed of dense, less porous terra cotta, making it dishwasher and microwave safe. - Translation: Aged Red. - Handmade in Tuscany. - In the 1300's, peasants used rustic glazes on their hand-thrown pottery that separated during firing, exposing the terra cotta on the edges of the pieces. VIETRI reproduces these edges on Rosso Vecchio using clear glazes. - Due to its red glaze, Rosso Vecchio has a slightly crackled patina that adds to the character of each piece.