Casadonna Reale: Italy’s Culinary Castle
Casadonna Reale, a former 16th-century monastery, now stands as a culinary and hospitality jewel in Italy’s Castel di Sangro, expertly redesigned by Studio Leonardoproject.
This star-rated Michelin restaurant and hotel embodies an eclectic design style, where tradition and modernity dance in a harmonious blend. It’s a space where architecture and gastronomy unite, curated by the brilliant minds of Niko Romito and his sister Cristiana, and brought to life through Leonardo De Carlo‘s architectural genius.
About Casadonna Reale
Casadonna Reale: Design Meets Emotion
Architecture is more than just drawing; it’s about creating emotions and sensations. Casadonna Reale’s design reflects careful thought and passion, not just spur-of-the-moment ideas.
Merging Culinary and Spatial Art
Today’s design intertwines with culinary philosophy, creating functional and inviting spaces. At Casadonna, the balance of design elements shapes the dining experience. The collaboration of Cristiana and Niko Romito with Leonardo De Carlo has brought a blend of simplicity and functional beauty to life.
The Story of Casadonna
Born from the restoration of a 16th-century monastery, Casadonna Reale in Abruzzo National Park has evolved since 2011. It harmonizes the past with modern needs while preserving its unique character. The space is more than just a mix of materials; it’s a reflection of Niko Romito’s passion for cuisine and design.
A Dialogue with Nature
Casadonna transcends traditional architecture, creating a deep connection with its historical and natural surroundings. The renovation blends old with new, using materials like stone and brick while introducing modern elements like concrete and steel. This approach results in a space that feels both ancient and contemporary.
Luxury in Craftsmanship
At Casadonna, luxury lies in craftsmanship and simplicity. The use of authentic materials like wood, iron, and stone creates a unique atmosphere where every imperfection adds character. Natural light plays a key role, enhancing the space and providing a backdrop for an exceptional dining experience.
In essence, Casadonna Reale stands as a testament to thoughtful design, blending tradition with modernity in a space where every detail tells a story of heritage, craftsmanship, and innovation.
Photography by Helenio Barbetta
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