Leading Ladies 2016

Lia Bellini, Alicia Costantino Iemma, Valerie Leduc

Founders – Eventi Federal Hill


Federal Hill is one of Providence's – even the state’s – most beloved neighborhoods. Three female business operators founded Eventi Federal Hill in 2015, with a mission to create more family-focused events in the neighborhood: Valerie Leduc of Angelo’s Civita Farnese, Alicia Costantino Iemma of Venda Ravioli and Lia Bellini of Enoteca Umberto. “With the founders being a mother and two mothers-to-be,” the women say, “it was very important to us to focus our energy on bringing the family atmosphere back to Federal Hill.”

Their first event, the Festa di Natale in December, drew over 300 people. The “Christmas in the Plaza” event included a tree lighting, musical performances, an appearance by Santa and a coat drive for the students of the West Broadway Middle School. With Easter approaching, Eventi is organizing a children-focused event for March and hopes to host an adult event in the summer. Check Eventi’s Facebook page for information on their Easter event.