Aside from the shops, pharmacies, bakeries, butcher shops, bakeries, fresh pasta makers, restaurants, cafes & bars, enotecas, bank, post office, greengrocers & fruit vendors, outdoor markets, craft shops, apparel shops, bookstore and gelaterias in the Centro (town center), the following establishments are sure to come in handy:



San Gallo Market – (formally One Price Market) A convenient grocery store located in Civita’s center in the Piazza Matteotti – always well stocked with fresh quality products and within easy reach.

Piazza Marcantoni – A shopping center which among other things includes a well stocked Co-Op supermarket as well as a Euronics electronics outlet with an extensive array of computer & computer related items, SIM cards, mobile phones, external drives, adapters, cameras and phone cards to satisfy just about every need along these lines. Scroll to the bottom of the page for more details pertaining to phones, wi-fi, and internet connectivity.

Super Conti – Supermarket

Common items such as toothpaste, mosquito repellant or paper towels, are less expensive and offered in a wider array at the Co-op and SuperConti supermarkets.

Please note: The Pharmacy in the Centro carries gluten free pasta and other foods for those on special diets, in a wider selection than that offered in supermarkets.

Art Supplies

Art supplies can be ordered ahead or once in Civita from the well stocked Ditta Poggi in Rome and shipped within 2 to 3 days to Civita Castellana. One can call +39 06 679 3674 and ask for Mariano, who speaks English, to place an order and pay by credit card via the phone. Mariano can be reached by email at If you are lodging at the hotel, have the order shipped to you there. If you are in an apartment feel free to ship the order to Hershberg / Scalia, Via Terrano, 9, Interno 11, 01033 Civita Castellana VT, Italia. Please be sure to inform Israel or Yael of the impending delivery.

Directions from Piazza Matteotti

Hardware Stores in Civita Castellana

Ferramenta Mozzicarelli  – Hardware store, is on Viale Repubblica where it becomes Viale Terni

Mozzicarelli Legnami – Lumberyard, will cut wooden panels to size

Visani – Paint, hardware and basic craft supplies located on Via Fontana Matuccia

Ferramenta Mezzanotte – Hardware Store


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Phones, Wi-Fi & Internet Connectivity in Civita

Not all mobile phones will work in Italy and if some do and you are planning on using your US phone (or your home provider’s service) in Italy, be prepared to pay exorbitant prices for services and roaming charges – warning: they could amount to thousands of dollars. We strongly suggest purchasing or renting an Italian SIM card during your stay with JSS in Civita. To do so, you must have an “unlocked” GSM device supporting the 900 – 1800 frequency range.  Some clients with AT&T contracts, for instance, will find that AT&T will not unlock their phones for use with other SIM cards. If you are not sure what kind of cell phone you have, call your mobile phone service provider to ascertain whether your device qualifies. All iPads with SIMs do support these specs, so no problem there. You can purchase SIM cards in the local Euronics store, as mentioned above. For everything you need to know regarding cell phone use, local Italy providers and SIM card purchases, this webpage is indispensable.

Free Wi-Fi is available at the Relais Falisco hotel, including the area of its charming courtyard, and at The Club cafe in the Piazza Matteotti in Civita’s Centro. There is also free Wi-Fi available in the area of the Piazza Matteotti, courtesy of the Civita municipality but one must have a local Italian mobile number to which an SMS password can be dispatched. Those who purchase Italian SIMs should be able to access this service as well.

We are currently exploring making USB SIMs available to JSS in Civita participants for computer based connectivity and communications.

For other useful locations go to:

Finding Your Way Around Civita

JSS in Civita Participant Handbook