Gioia was born and raised in Rome, the centre of Renaissance Art. Early on she discovered her passion for restoration when still an art history student in Rome and Dublin. She spent the first ten years of her career working as restorer of paintings, frescos and mosaics all around Rome and Italy.
Gioia became a licensed tour guide and art teacher in 2010. Since then, she has offered to hundreds of curious visitors an unforgettable experience: the opportunity to combine a cultural visit with an artistic workshop for families and kids, i.e. fresco and mosaic labs. These activities let the visitors understand and appreciate much more the masterpieces of antiquities and Renaissance art. Her tours with kids are always interactive, thanks to treasure hunts and many surprising stories: after all she has matured her experience with her own two little boys when she shows around the beauty of Rome!