How to Instagram Apulia

How to Instagram Apulia

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With over 1 billion users, Instagram is the most popular social media platform to share pictures. Never before has a platform impacted in so many different aspects of our daily life; we use it as travel inspiration, information guidance, styling advice and for sharing our daily routines. With the rise of the platform, many started choosing their travel destinations based on the amount of “instagrammable” spots. Italy offers so many more photogenic places rather than just the Colosseum, Venice and Positano. Step up your "Italy Instagram game" with rather unique shots from the southern-Italian region of Apulia! 😊

1. Alberobello

The cute Trulli town is the perfect place for sparkling wanderlust. The uniqueness and charm of the small houses, turn it into a bucket-list destination for many of your followers.

Picture © Credits to iStock/nicholas moulds
Picture © Credits to iStock/nicholas moulds
I Trulli di Alberobello
I Trulli di Alberobello
Via Pola, 70011 Alberobello BA, Italie

2. Polignano a Mare

The small town is one of the most picturesque destinations in the southern-Italian region. Next to the amazing cliff houses and the beautiful city beach, the cave restaurant “Grotta Palazzese” is a jaw-droppingly beautiful photo spot. The beauty of any creative process is that it may inspire others: the local Italian artist, Antonella Lozito, lately painted one of my photographs in Polignano a Mare, saying it inspired her to recreate it with watercolors on paper. Look at the amazing outcome: 

Picture © Credits to Sandra Marx & Antonella Lozito
Picture © Credits to Sandra Marx & Antonella Lozito
Ristorante Hotel Grotta Palazzese
Ristorante Hotel Grotta Palazzese
Via Narciso 59, 70044 Polignano a Mare

3. Grotta della Poesia

The beautiful natural pool is among the most beautiful ones in the entire world due to its visibility and promotion in National Geographic. Visit it before 9 in the morning to capture this natural wonder, all by yourself. If you have a drone, this is the perfect spot for impressive bird view photography shots

Picture © Credits to Sandra Marx
Picture © Credits to Sandra Marx
Grotta della Poesia
Grotta della Poesia
Strada Statale San Cataldo-Otranto, 73026 Roca Vecchia, Melendugno LE, Italien

4. Lecce

Basically, the entire historical center of this baroque sandstone town offers an endless amount of Instagram spots. Narrow streets with balconies and impressive, imposing architecture are everywhere in Lecce's center. One of the most photogenic spots though, especially when the oleander is blooming, is probably in front of the ancient city gate, Porta Napoli.

Picture © Credits to Sandra Marx
Picture © Credits to Sandra Marx
Lecce, Italy
Lecce, Italy
73100 Lecce, Province of Lecce, Italy

5. Locorotondo

The small town, situated close to Alberobello, has one of the most charming historical centers in Apulia. While there are not so many major sights, the entire maze of white narrow streets offers perfect opportunities for dreamy pictures. The town is particularly special around Christmas time. Beautiful decorations all over the town turn Locorotondo seemingly into Santa’s village. 

Picture © Credits to Sandra Marx
Picture © Credits to Sandra Marx
Locorotondo
Locorotondo
70010 Locorotondo, Bari, Italien

6. Monopoli

Monopoli has not just a noteworthy name, but also many photogenic spots across the entire town. Typical charming streets full of plants, an impressive city cathedral, a beautiful old port and a sea promenade with a viewing point, guarantee unique and colorful shots!

Picture © Credits to Sandra Marx
Picture © Credits to Sandra Marx
Bastione Santa Maria
Bastione Santa Maria
70043 Monopoli, Bari, Italien

Keep photographing, sharing and inspiring others if it brings you joy, I hope I could inspire you with some ideas. On the hunt for the perfect shot, you obviously shouldn’t forget to soak in the atmosphere and enjoy the moment. 😊

If you are interested in more beautiful Instagram spots off the beaten track, have a look at Zlata’s “How to instagram Ohrid”, "How to Instagram Belgrade", Elda’s “How to instagram Tirana” and  Chrisa's "How to instagram #Thessaloniki".

Cover Picture © Credits to Sandra Marx

The author

Sandra Marx

Sandra Marx

My name is Sandra and I grew up in Austria. I started a Bed and Breakfast in Puglia, Italy, with my partner. I will tell you about all my favorite places and I hope that this wonderful region will fascinate you.

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