About Meina and why we chose it to be the first Digital Nomad Town
Meina – the first Digital Nomad Town in the world, a point of reference for everyone who is free to work remotely, who lives the traveling lifestyle, moving every 2 to 4 months or stays even longer in a place.
Meina a place to live and work, to develop new work opportunities, interesting cultural exchange, new friendships and active collaboration with the local community for a sustainable development.
Piedmont, to be more precise Lago Maggiore, is a territory for nature lovers, people who love stunning lakesides and hills that are the framed by amazing stories and places of incredible charm and spirituality. All of this within a few kilometres form Malpensa Airport and Milan.
Meina is a small town, that is welcoming to new people and tourists. In the last 5 years new accommodation facilities have been opened. It’s an ideal place to relax and focus, realise new projects and work from your apartment, the piazza or nature. This is the right environment to plug into the existing local community and create a new one involving young people and Digital Nomads.
Meina Innovation Hub from the digi TECA in partnership with the Comune di Meina are developing new activities to promote culture and get involved with the primary segments of the population, young and retired people, in order to get them to become more active.
Furthermore, in April 2019 a new facility has been opened: the “Canton Balin” library and conference centre, existing of a library (online and offline), a co-working and co-studying space, a conference room and a re-creative area.
The territory offers different organic food: wine, cheese, rice and other high quality agricultural products. Moreover it is still possible to see handicraft production of wood, wine, cheese and bakery.
Meina is located 30 minutes by car form Malpensa Airport which is reachable with different low costs airlines, a bus service Alibus to and from the airport is available and Bergamo Airport in a couple of hours. Historic and tourist attractions are reachable by train, bus or car.
The weather is amazing all year, in the winter it is mild and the mountains that invite you to ski are only one hour by car. The summer is ideal to sunbathe and walk in the wood.
Meina is also famous for the sailing centre and a Stand Up Paddle club.