Beata was born in the small hamlet of Carnaiola, near Fabro. Also known as Beata Giovanna da Orvieto, she was an orphan as a child and decided to approach religion at ten years by retiring to the Dominican tertiary convent in Orvieto. Here she learned the seamstress profession (from 1926 she was elected patroness of Italy of women workers, seamstresses, and embroiderers) always dedicating herself with passion to faith. She died in 1306 and was buried in the church of San Domenico. Numerous miracles have been attributed to her and in 1743 she was declared “Blessed”.