BETWEEN WILD NATURE AND
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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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!
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.
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!?
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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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.
70Mbps in download / 20 Mbps in upload.
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.
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!
A WALK WITH A SHEPARD
An immersive walk experience with a local shepard!
E-BIKE IN POLLINO
Ride along the cycle path that leads into the heart of the Pollino Park!
FUN CLASS OF ARBRESH
Learn the language and culture of this ethical minority of Civita through games!
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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Classy, fast internet connection and a nice space where to work from
Boost your productivity… working from the local museum!
Blend with the local community and with the other remote workers, thanks to your Town Angel!
We don’t have cafeterias. We have osterias.
All the best the area has to offer, tailored for remote workers
If you feel like it, join in for the activities organized by your Town Angel
Don’t be shy – ask your 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”.