The Casadonna complex is located in Castel di Sangro (in Southern Abruzzo) on the original site of a 16th Century monastery, surrounded by the peaks and valleys of Parco Nazionale d’Abruzzo. The property sits on an estate of more than six hectares, located approximately 800 meters above sea level, and includes a vineyard (with the highest planted Pecorino grapes in the region), an orchard, and a garden of herbs. The massive renovation of the monastery, which at the time of purchase was in ruins, was decided in 2009 by Niko Romito, who was looking for a new venue for the restaurant Reale (then located in Rivisondoli) and to headquarter his expanding operations. Casadonna inaugurated officially in 2011. It hosts the 3 Michelin star restaurant Reale and the professional cooking school “Accademia Niko Romito”.