Cras Basket Taranto will end the season with at least one trophy after beat Beretta Famila Schio in the Italian Supercup.
In a battle of EuroLeague Women sides, 2009-10 Italian league champions Taranto won 75-71.
Schio earned their spot in the event by prevailing in last season's Coppa Italia.
Cras Taranto coach Roberto Ricchini said: "I am happy. It was an open game and the team only had 72 hours to prepare for this game.
"To win at the start of the season is a good thing but we also have to praise Schio for their strength.
"My team pulled out its talent and we have broken the ice.
"Of course, we have a lot of work left to do in order to grow and do well in Italy and in Europe."
Megan Mahoney led Taranto with 15 points while Elodie Godin contributed 11.
Schio's Liron Cohen had a game-high 18 points.
Laura Macchi, who got hurt during last season's domestic play-offs and missed Italy's EuroBasket Women 2011 qualifying campaign, played and scored 10 points for Schio.