Giovanna Dunmall is half-English and half-Italian and has been writing ever since she made her bid to be features editor of her university's weekly newspaper back in the early 90s. Her first job was at COLORS, the international bimonthly magazine based near Venice that focuses on a different theme every issue. After two years under the editorial direction of the bad-tempered but occasionally brilliant Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani she moved to Rome during the Jubilee year celebrations in 2000. While there she wrote about Italy, architecture, travel and social issues for various magazines and newspapers in Australia, the UK, Italy and the US. She also co-wrote the Insight guide to shopping in the Eternal City and several of the Wallpaper city guides to Italy (Rome, Venice and Naples).

Based in London since late 2006 she  writes about the arts, architecture, design and travel for publications around the world. 

Giovanna has a first class honours BA in English and German from Kent University and a Masters (with Distinction) in English Literature from Leeds University. She also has a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism from Cardiff University. She grew up in Belgium and has lived in Italy, Germany and the UK. Her mother tongue is English but she also speaks Italian, French and some German.