Italy / Sicily

CASTELBUONO

Living in a typical Sicilian town and working remotely is a unique experience. Castelbuono is a small town surrounded by the Madonie Park and overlooking the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The town offers everything you need to live comfortably and work at your best. The environment is quiet, there are many restaurants and shops for all tastes and the people are friendly and welcoming, plus you cannot miss the vibrant life at the town’s central bar, run by local guys!

Coworking in Castelbuono has sprung up very recently, offering locals and temporary citizens the chance to work efficiently in an unusual setting. Over the last 2 years, Castelbuono has made a name for itself as an ideal destination for workers, so we couldn’t fail to include it among our Smartway Towns! 😌

THE TOWN

STAY IN A TYPICAL SICILIAN SMALL TOWN AND WORK REMOTELY

Spectacular Landscapes | Vibrant life | Good food

Nestled in the Madonie Mountains of Sicily, the charming town of Castelbuono is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. With its medieval architecture, picturesque streets, and breathtaking views, it’s no wonder that Castelbuono has become a popular destination for tourists and remote workers seeking an authentic Italian and mostly Sicilian experience.

One of the town’s main attractions is the majestic Castle of Ventimiglia, which overlooks the historic center and provides stunning views of the surrounding landscape. 

Overall, Castelbuono is a town that offers something for everyone, from history buffs to foodies to nature lovers. With its stunning scenery, rich cultural heritage, and warm hospitality, it’s no wonder that people fall in love with this charming town!

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SURROUNDINGS

Between Mountains & Sea

Castelbuono is located at the foot of the “Milocca Hill”, in the valley of the Madonie but is also very close to the sea! During the summer season, take advantage of the beautiful Sicilian beaches, the closest one is only 20 minutes driving from the town. And for those who enjoy hiking or mountain biking, the Madonie Park offers them numerous routes and opportunities to discover this wonderful area!

 

Local life and food

As you, temporary citizens wander through the town’s narrow streets, you will discover a wealth of artisan shops selling local products such as ceramics, olive oil, and honey. The town is also famous for its traditional pastry, the “Testa di Turco”. Be sure to visit the Fiasconaro pastry shop, an institution not only in town but in Italy! Treating yourself to a sweet break during your breaks from work here is a must 😉

 

A Vibrant Town

Castelbuono is considered a vibrant town due to its rich history, beautiful architecture, and lively events. The historic center of the town is charming and captivating, resembling a fairy tale with its medieval architecture and narrow streets. Walking through the streets of Castelbuono is a unique experience that transports visitors back in time. The town also hosts several events throughout the year, such as the Ypsigrock festival, one of the most important Indie-rock boutique festivals in Europe held in August, hosting international artists for 3 days!
Additionally, on Sunday mornings, the shops in Castelbuono move outside and tastings are obligatory, making for a lively and delicious atmosphere!

 

Mobility

You can easily visit the historical center of Castelbuono on foot. To explore the surroundings it’s suggested to rent a car, anyway, there is a bus connection to the nearest bus or train station which is located in Cefalù, 20 km far from Castelbuono. The nearest airport is “Falcone and Borsellino” airport located in Palermo, around 120 km far from Castelbuono.

HOUSING

The best accommodation for remote work. With style.

B&B and Apartments | Panoramic View | Fast WiFi Connection

CO-WORKING

A CASTLE OR A CLOISTER, WHICH ONE DO YOU PREFER TO WORK IN?

Fast WiFi | Full equipped places | Workspace and Meeting rooms

If you are looking for a destination to work day-by-day in a distinctive, stimulating yet well-equipped environment, then you will certainly fit in well in Castelbuono!
You can choose to work in an ancient cloister or inside a castle, the iconic symbol of the town. Both spaces are equipped with workstations, screens and ergonomic chairs, as well as large green spaces where you can relax and take a break during your working day. And if you want larger spaces to arrange plenary sessions for a large number of people… No problem, in Castelbuono we have those too! 😉

EXPERIENCES

ART, CRAFT & FOOD FROM CASTELBUONO!

Sicilian traditions | Cooking classes | Experiential tours

Take a break from work and pick one of our several experiences arranged by our Town Angel and professionals of the Area! Here is a brief selection – let your Town Angel explain everything in detail and book them for you!

Craft the perfect Cannolo

Learn to craft it during your workation in Castelbuono!

Sicilian Caponata Workshop

Caponata is to Sicilians as salsa is to Mexicans! Learn to cook it!

Slow Photo Class

A class made up of ‘points of view’, suggestive and spectacular places!

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 his/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… 🙂

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…

Fabrizio is the Town Angel of Castelbuono!

“Like all the people of Castelbuono, it will be a pleasure for us to welcome you to our beautiful town and we will make sure that during your stay in Castelbuono you manage to combine work, experiences and every moment of your time that you spend in this beautiful corner of Sicily!”