John is a freelance journalist who has contributed to various magazines and websites for more than 12 years. Born in London in 1974, he went on to complete an English degree at university and then gained a diploma in Magazine Journalism in 1999. Since then he has written about a wide variety of subjects including ports and harbours, franchising, builders' merchants, tractors, arboriculture, the TV programme Doctor Who, motorcycles, sports, DIY, and of course, Italy! When not writing, his hobbies include travel, films, cooking, gardening, and playing the drums. See more of his work here.