Remote working and south working are two terms that are now particularly well-known to everyone, which have become protagonists of the everyday vocabulary given the complicated period. Lately these two phenomena have been associated by the media to Cianciana, a municipality near Agrigento, which has aroused the curiosity of journalists for the percentage of professionals who have chosen to work remotely from sunny and welcoming Sicily.
The Cianciana “phenomenon” is the result of a strategy aimed at reducing the progressive depopulation of the town, through a significant lowering of the prices of the buildings to renovate and an improvement of the internet network (optical fiber and free internet points), in order to make the location attractive for those who, by choice or necessity, work from home.
To date, Cianciana is the city of international remote workers, counting 17 different nationalities among workers who arrived from abroad only for vacation and then stayed to work from there. The particularity of this phenomenon has aroused, as already mentioned, the interest of the media, landing also on TG1 (an Italian newscast):
The dynamic nature of some types of profession and the increase in remote work following the health emergency have provided a big boost, underlining how the web can break down borders and shorten distances.
In addition to welcoming professionals from all over the world, Cianciana is also an important connection center for workers to and from Agrigento: the city is in fact one of the stops on our interregional routes.
The climate, the friendly people and the tranquility of Sicily do the rest, making this region, and the South in general, one of the most favorite areas for those who can work remotely.