Living in a territory means being able to take on the “functioning of citizenship” related to moving, feeding, saving, buying, participating, taking care, thinking over time, investing in life plans, assuming social and political responsibility. Living in a territory is the way in which rights related to the status of “resident” become ways of “being or doing” that constitute the well-being of people as citizens. Citizenship is a daily opportunity dependent on the characteristics of the contexts. Irreducibly other than the romantic imaginaries who wanted it isolated, remote, physically separated from the modern world of cities and social change, in the last seven centuries the Alpine mountain has built a complex civilization around the multidimensional axis of the “right distance”. A “right distance” that today, in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, can be an antidote to the disorganized and individual escape of wealthy classes who can afford it, where to re-inhabit the marginalized places becomes instead the result of a political inversion of the gaze, of a radical and collective change of perspective..