Villages. Sambuca di Sicilia opens to smart working workers

The Pisan start-up ‘HeadQuarter Village’, which aims to enhance the Italian villages, is convinced that Sambuca di Sicilia, in the province of Agrigento, proclaimed the most beautiful village in Italy in 2016, is a perfect territory for smart working and that has every chance to present itself as ‘HQVillage’, a widespread, sustainable and resilient company headquarters, which offers useful services to people and their well-being. The Covid effect has changed and is changing the rules of work, even those of remote work.

“In a few days – let the start-up know – the showcase of ‘HQVillage’ will be online, presenting Sambuca together with other municipalities, as the ideal place to do smart working. The village is the first Sicilian town to join the project and one of the first in Italy. Subsequently, real estate owners will be able to register their homes on the shop window free of charge and without any exclusivity “. Smart working is now a daily practice and working in a comfortable and functional place, other than home, away from the office desk has offered the original inspiration to the founders of the Pisan startup. You work in a remote location without giving up the pleasures of life, according to your needs and with the possibility of moving from one ‘HQVillage’ to another, even with family in tow. Workers choose where to work and live, and small property owners can find a useful way to enhance second homes or unused farm buildings.

“It is a new opportunity for Sambuca who joins the initiative of the ‘Houses for 1 Euro’ – says the deputy mayor and councilor for culture Giuseppe Cacioppo -. If you have a house to rent, furnished and equipped, equipped with optical fiber and which meets certain technical, qualitative, aesthetic and functional standards, you can register it on the start-up platform and put it to value. Medium-term rentals that will transform the second homes into peripheral offices of the company for which the guest works. The municipality will act as an intermediary to enter into agreements with restaurants and bars, cleaning companies and supermarkets, local development associations and wineries, all essential services to make your stay as pleasant as possible “.

“A new lymph arrives in Sambuca, among other things in a difficult period, with the adhesion to the ‘HeadQuarter Village’ project – underlines the satisfied mayor Leo Ciaccio – which will allow the arrival in our village, especially in low season, of dozens of workers who will be able, through smart working, to combine work and vacation in one of the most beautiful villages in Italy “.

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