10 Inspirational Italian Women to Know This International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day, known as Festa della donna in Italy, we take a look back at some of the Italian women who have inspired and continue to inspire us.

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. In that spirit, we have selected ten Italian women of the past and present who, through their lives and accomplishments, have made history in Italy and beyond.

Buona Festa della Donna! If you want to celebrate Italian-style, bring the women in your life a nice bouquet of mimosa flowers. Curious to learn how the tradition of giving mimosa began? Read more here

Ed. March 8, 2024: This archival slideshow was originally published in 2016.