Celebrating Festa Della Donna with our Top Female-Owned Businesses

Celebrate Festa Della Donna and International Women’s Month by honoring some of our dedicated followers who are female-owned businesses. This annual celebration is a day to recognize and appreciate the achievements and contributions of women around the world. We would like to highlight the stories and successes of these inspiring women who have made their mark in various industries, embodying the spirit of Festa Della Donna:

Travel Italian Style

Cassandra, the brains behind Travel Italian Style, plans dreamy Italy vacations with 18 years of travel experience across all 20 Italian regions. Offering full itinerary planning, she makes sure you don’t have to worry about a thing—just buy your plane ticket! For those who prefer a more hands-on approach, her travel advice services are perfect for adding insider tips to your already planned trip.

The Brunette Goes To Yoga

As a yoga instructor, Gaia leads immersive retreats in nature, offering a tranquil escape to reconnect with yourself. She helps you to take a break from daily pressures, allowing you to deeply reconnect with yourself and find profound inner harmony. With her years of experience, she ensures an authentic and enriching experience, whether you’re seeking group or individual mentoring classes to transform your practice and lifestyle.

Stellina Travel

Marisa is the travel consultant behind Stellina Travel where she specializes in crafting unforgettable experiences in Italy. Whether you’re traveling solo, with family, or in a group, Marisa creates personally customized plans tailored to your interests, focusing on cultural immersion. As a teacher at heart, she also offers Italian language and culture lessons to enhance your experience and connect you with locals. 

Hello Firenze

Although born in Hungary, Eszter has a deep passion for Italy and their culture. She offers personalized sightseeing tours. Her tours go beyond the usual attractions, uncovering hidden gems like tasting rooms and workshops. Eszter also offers gastronomy tours, walking tours, and engaging online lectures on the region’s history and culture.


Clarissa is the co-founder of CARINA. Alongside her mother, they’ve crafted a successful e-commerce and retail business, offering a unique line of vegan leather products inspired by the colors of the Italian coast. Their collections, including clutches, card cases, and passport holders, are limited to reduce fashion waste, making each piece even more special.

SunFlorence Tours

Martina is the co-founder of Sun Florence Tours. As a licensed local guide, she specializes in customized experiences for individuals, families, and groups. From jeep safaris and farm adventures to food market tours and wine tastings, she ensures each tour provides the highest quality and an unforgettable experience.

Adriana Suarez

Top 8 Editor

Based in Miami, I am the Contributing Editor for Live in Italy Magazine, and Public Relations Assistant and Social Media Account Manager at Allegory PR Services. I am currently a senior at Florida International University, and am majoring in public relations. In my free time, I love to bake; read; take photos; and make art. I am an avid lover of plants and have a wide collection of them. Passionate about traveling, I enjoy learning about cultures around the world. I have traveled all over Italy, more specifically: Rome, Venice, Sicily, Naples, Positano, Pisa, and Florence.

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