Italy / Calabria

CIVITA

In a gorgeous setting, overlooking a canyon in the Pollino National Park on one side and the beaches of the Ionian Sea on the other side, Civita is a small authentic jewel in the middle of Southern Italy nature! It is the proud home of a 5-century-old Arbresh community (the Albanians who fled their country during Ottoman invasion), and this fact is reflected in the local culture, food and even language: “Mirë se na erdhit Çifti”, or in Italian “Benvenuto a Civita” (“Welcome to Civita”)!

THE TOWN

BETWEEN WILD NATURE AND
OLIVE TREES

Canyons | National Park | Chili pepper

Civita is a small, perfectly preserved old town built out of local stones and located at the border of one of the most interesting national parks in Italy (Pollino). Enjoy activities in the nature such as rafting and trekking, and do not forget to try the delicious fresh food offering… We hope you like spicy food! 😉

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SURROUNDINGS

National Park

Around Civita, generous nature invites for walking and exploration. The energy of this place can be fully enjoyed as you walk along its rocky terraces where the view sweeps from the first rocky mountain of the
Pollino National Park to the horizon of the Ionian Sea. Don’t forget to check the Raganello, a 14 km long stream that runs through the deep cleft of the longest canyon in Italy, a UNESCO site!

 

Albanian-Italian folklore

Civita is one of the 21 Italo-Albanian communities in the province of Cosenza that, among the 50 communities present in central-southern Italy, are part of the Arberìa, a historical region of ethnic linguistic minority protected by the State. Its origins date back to 1500 during the first transmigrations of the Albanian people from the motherland to escape the attacks of the Turkish Empire and probably just after the death of the Albanian leader hero Giorgio Castriota Skanderbeg, still remembered in the
songs, rhapsodies and folklore.
Civita, before the coming of the Albanian people, was the ancient settlement "Castrum Sancti Salvatoris" along a route of the sybarites to reach the Pollino and its archaic soul is still breathed in the landscape that preserves the genius loci and place names that refer to the Hellenistic age.
Traces of its history are visible in the landscape, in the customs of the community and even more in the ancient idiom that after 5 centuries is a language that has remained mostly unchanged, with archaic traits of the Albanian language and other characteristics of the Tosco, with linguistic loans from the Greek.

 

The Town

Civita is an open-air museum, to be experienced and traveled along itineraries inside and outside the village. The community participates in the
construction of the experience in this charming village made of a simple and poor but respectable past. The square of the village is a living room surrounded by the bell tower of the church and by the rocky crown of the "timpe" that at sunset become an indescribable chromatic spectacle showing archaic faces like stone sculptures. A visit to Civita is a celebration of the 5 senses!?

HOUSING

The best accommodation for remote work. With style.

Fast-Connection | Outstanding position | Refined in details

How does it work?

STEP 1

You fill the form and tell us your workation dates and how many of you are joining

STEP 2

We come back to you with the top accommodations for your stay.
All of them are in the historical center, with fast wi-fi and classy design!

STEP 3

You pick your favourite one

STEP 4

We book it for you and you get the confirmation

Easy!

CO-WORKING

A DAY AT THE MUSEUM

Fast wi-fi and desks | Historical center | Close to everything

Raganello Valley ecosystem museum opened its doors to remote workers… and since then it has become the perfect setting for a productive work session a few hundred meters from all the town’s attractions!

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CO-WORKING FEATURES

Description

Our Civita co-working is located in a historic building used as an ecomuseum center of the Raganello Valley.
The coworking rooms are located on the upper floor where an art gallery dedicated to Civita and its beauties is set up. It is in a convenient position that you can reach on foot, with a panoramic terrace on the ancient roofs of Civita houses.
A few meters away you can reach the central square where you can have a break trying the typical almond granita or the wine from local farms.

 

Number of available seats

12 in the main room. We can set up additional 20 seats for meeting in another room.

 

Connection speed

70Mbps in download / 20 Mbps in upload.

 

Surface area

70sqm.

 

Access

Monday-Friday 08h00-18h00.

 

Equipment

Desks, seats.

 

Position

Central position in Civita historical centre. Close to restaurants, bars, and services. The best café, local wine end aperitive in town is only two minutes walking distance.

EXPERIENCES

A SPICY SET OF ACTIVITIES

Nature & Sport | Local Food | Arbresh Culture

Why Civita? Well, there are few places in Italy with such a perfect combination of outdoor activities, amazing food offer (with a lot of chili pepper 😉 and interesting local culture. From canyoning to walk in the meadows with the shepherd, to learn more about the unique Albanian minority culture, there’s plenty of experiences you will be delighted to learn about… just ask our town angel!

Discover Civita
Walks on foot and by bicycle, experiential tours, tastings and traditional cooking workshops.
E-bike tour of Pollino National Park
A walk through the vineyards tasting a good glass of wine!
Vineyard tour and wine tasting
Tour of ancient cellars and wine tasting (it must be on the list!)
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OTHER EXPERIENCES

A walk with the shepherd

Pollino hike and lunch

Hike discovering Civita

Borgo trekking Civita

SMARTLIVING

A perfect mix of productivity and wellness

Community | Productivity | Dolce Vita

Live la Dolce Vita while working from this amazing place! Your Town Angel will help you familiarize with the local community, assist you with any request, bring you to the bar for a Spritz together with your fellow remote workers and her friends… and let you know every non-touristic place and moment of the town life.
It is not “like a local”, you are the local. Even though only temporarily – well, who knows… 🙂

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SMARTLIVING FEATURES

Accomodations

Classy, fast internet connection and a nice space where to work from

 

Co-Working

Boost your productivity… working from the local museum!

 

Community

Blend with the local community and with the other remote workers, thanks to your Town Angel!

 

Lunch breaks

We don’t have cafeterias. We have osterias.

 

Local experiences

All the best the area has to offer, tailored for remote workers

 

After Dinner

If you feel like it, join in for the activities organized by your Town Angel

 

Weekends

Don’t be shy – ask your Town Angel!

TOWN ANGEL

MEET YOUR TOWN ANGEL

Each Smartway Town has its own Town Angel.
The Town Angel is the person who will help you break the ice with the other remote workers and with the local community. Will assist you with any request you might have, taking care of your needs and wishes.

And, in the end, is the one who will invite you for a glass of wine in that place only locals know about…

Stefania is the Town Angel of Civita!

"In the small there is the big. In the village there is the whole world".

JOIN US

IN CIVITA

Ready to join us in Civita?
Please register (it’s a matter of 30 seconds) and then come back here to send your request!