Toni DeBella

location-pin Orvieto, Umbria, Italy

School: San Jose State University

Expertise: Painting and drywall, landscaping and garden, pest control, cleaning and organization, decor and design, pets, outdoors and camping

Toni DeBella

  • Published in outlets including The Telegraph, Fodor’s, Italy Magazine, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, and Orvieto or Bust.
  • Owned a successful faux finishing, mural, and furniture-painting business.


Toni DeBella is a culture and lifestyle writer, reviews expert and DIYer covering everything from pest control to pool cabanas to painting to container gardening. For over a decade, Toni was the owner of a successful faux finishing, mural and children’s furniture business before moving to a career in writing. She lives in a medieval hill town in Italy, where her bicycle “Raoul” serves as her primary mode of transportation.


  • Bachelor of science, human performance, San Jose State University
  • California Secondary Teaching Credential

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