Nino Švonja was born in 1984 in Split, where he finished primary and secondary school. He graduated archeology and history at the University of Zadar (master. Archeol., master. Hist.).
He is employed at the Archaeological Museum in Split as the curator of the epigraphic collection. He participated in archaeological researches in Solin, Split, Zadar and Nin. Research interests: Latin epigraphy, classical archeology, early Christian archeology.