Donatella is Professor of Restoration at the Department of Civil-Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Cagliari. She is an Engineer, holds a PhD in Conservation of Architectural Heritage, and is Specialist in Restoration of Monuments at the Milan Polytechnic. She has been employed as architect at the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MiBACT). Also, Donatella is member of the Italian Society for Architectural Conservation/ Restoration (SIRA), General Secretariat of the National Scientific Committee of the Istituto Italiano dei Castelli (Italian Institute of Fortresses), ICOFORT and ICOMOS Expert Member.