When you hear about Basilicata, the first things that come to mind are tranquility, nature, good food, good living… yes, Basilicata is all this and more. It is also the perfect place to combine well-being and landscape beauty without giving up the opportunity to work. Coworking, smartworking, remote working – these words seemed far from the local culture until recently and now have become a tool for enhancing the area through people who travel around feeling the need to always stay connected.
There are places where you can work with sites full of history and culture close by, enjoying the peace, silence and the cathartic power that only these locations can give.
In recent years, in fact, there are many Lucanian municipalities that have focused on a different form of living the territory that is not merely tourist, but which gives the opportunity to discover the wonders of Basilicata while respecting work dutes.
The first was Irsina which promoted south working: from a small group of foreigners a community was born which united workers from Europe and not only who chose this magnificent village to work immersed in the beauty of its alleys and views on its majestic cathedral.
In Tursi, the “Digital nomads” have discovered that one can work well even in a small town in the Lucanian hinterland. Thus, an old 17th century convent that has been renovated now houses permanent and passing coworkers who experience the thrill of working close to the Rabatana that inspired the poet Albino Pierro.
Grottole is a small pearl of Matera, where thanks to Wonder Grottole, it is possible to live a “100% local” experience. Guests are offered much more than a space to work, they are offered the opportunity to experience the place and feel part of its community with tour proposals among the olive groves, bees, visits to artisan workshops and an immersion in the Grottolese countryside.
Potenza, then, could rightly be defined the capital of Lucanian smartworking, having recently become part of the Everywhere Tew network, created to welcome those who want to escape from the frenzy of large centers to work, feeling connected to the territory. For example, those who choose to work in the GoDesk spaces can go for a run on the banks of the Basento in the morning and after go to work.
In the Potenza area, in Latronico, a city of well-being, many have chosen to buy a house to move in for shorter or longer periods of time, giving new life to the town, enjoying the possibilities of relaxation offered by the natural spas for which the place if famous.
If you want to work while breathing the healthy air on the slopes of the Vulture that tastes of tradition and Aglianico, Rionero is the right place. Here a former slaughterhouse has become an innovative co-working center with the evocative name “Urban Visions”, where you can work, dream and develop ideas.
In Matera, before getting lost among the Sassi, there are the spaces of Casa Netural and HubOut, places in which to combine work needs with sustainability and good quality of life.