The Perfect Destination for Slow Work and High Quality of Life
In our previous blog post, we explored the concept of slow living. Now, if we shift our perspective and consider work-life balance, we can see how the principles of slow living can be applied to our work routines. Both slow living and slow working encourage individuals to be more present in the moment, to appreciate life’s simple pleasures, avoid rushing, and prioritize tasks based on their importance and impact, rather than trying to do everything at once.
In this article, we will be discussing the region of Cilento in Italy and its significance in our exploration of slow working.
Agropoli is the heart and gateway located in the Cilento region of Italy. The Acropolis, originally from the Latin “high fortified part of the city”, has taken on a new meaning in the digital age as a potential workspace for modern-day digital nomads.
Imagine a transformative scenario: Agropoli’s old town, once nearly deserted during the low season, becomes a thriving hub for digital nomads seeking a unique experience. During this off-peak period, Cilento unveils its hidden treasures: affordable prices, tranquil surroundings, and a genuine connection to the local community. By working and living here, you become a force for positive change. Your presence helps rejuvenate the local economy, support small businesses, and foster meaningful connections.
As digital nomads arrive, the narrow streets and quiet corners of the old town awaken. Cafes bustle with conversations, co-working spaces buzz with creativity, and the local businesses that once struggled find renewed vitality. Nomads immerse themselves in the authentic rhythm of Agropoli, forging connections with locals and contributing to the community’s well-being.
In this symbiotic relationship, digital nomads revel in the slower pace of life, embracing the ‘Lavoracilento’ ethos while surrounded by Agropoli’s rich history and stunning vistas.
The impact of digital nomads repopulating Agropoli during the low season is profound. The local economy flourishes as nomads frequent local businesses, shops, and artisans. They participate in cultural events, creating a vibrant tapestry of shared experiences. Meanwhile, Agropoli gains exposure on the global stage, attracting more visitors seeking an authentic, off-peak travel experience.
This unique collaboration between digital nomads and Agropoli transforms the town into a year-round destination, dispelling the ghost-town atmosphere. It becomes a place where productivity thrives amidst historical charm, where community and connections are nurtured, and where the beauty of Cilento is celebrated and preserved.
Embrace the Adventure: Digital Nomads Leading the Sustainable Renaissance of Cilento’s Low Season”
Calling all digital nomads! A thrilling opportunity awaits you in the enchanting realm of Cilento, but this one comes with a twist. Picture yourself as a pioneer, spearheading the sustainable renaissance of Cilento’s low season. Escape the tourist frenzy and immerse yourself in a truly authentic experience.
There are several reasons why professionals from Northern Europe and North America, but not only, might consider coming to work remotely in Cilento during periods of low or mid-season:
Tranquil and welcoming environment that will allow them to immerse themselves in local life, find a balance between private and work life, and maximize productivity.
Quality tourism offer and affordable prices: life in Agropoli is inexpensive, even less so during the low season. According to “Numbeo” (a portal that measures the cost of living based on various factors), an American who lives in rent in a large city could maintain the same standard of living with around $3,000 per month in Salerno and its province, for which he spends $7,000 in Los Angeles. Using the same criteria, a Swede from Stockholm would need about SEK 32,400 (approx. €3,000) compared to SEK 51,000 (approx. €4,600) that they would spend in a month in Stockholm.
Climate and food: thanks to the particularly mild climate, professionals from Northern Europe and North America can benefit from greater direct exposure to sunlight between October and May, with beneficial effects on health. Our summer, hot and humid, is less suited to offering a working stay in the months of June, July, and August. The Mediterranean diet they would find in Cilento, based on fresh, local ingredients, can also best satisfy the need to experience Italian cuisine.
It’s a chance to embrace the ‘Lavoracilento’ lifestyle, where you can work at your own pace, savor life’s simple pleasures, and make a lasting impact. So, pack your bags, embark on this adventure, and leave your mark on the sustainable transformation of Cilento’s low season.
Together, let’s create a legacy of balance, prosperity, and unforgettable memories.