PHOTOS: The best shots from this year’s Italian Instagram meet-up in Sardinia

PHOTOS: The best shots from this year's Italian Instagram meet-up in Sardinia
Bosa is particularly photogenic. Photo: c4antonio/Instagram
Sardinia was the setting for this year's Igersitalia Assembly, an annual Instagram meet-up that aims to showcase lesser-known corners of Italy to followers far and wide.

Photographers from all over Italy descended on the island this past weekend to take their best shots in and around four selected locations: Cagliari, Alghero, Bosa and Cabras.

The goal was to highlight not just the obvious attractions, but “true gems that don't get many visitors”, the organizers told Repubblica – especially given the potential of Instagram to reach potential tourists from all over the world. 

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While regional groups throughout Italy organize meet-ups throughout the year, the Igersitalia Assembly, now on its sixth edition, is the biggest event to unite Instagrammers from across the country. Previous locations have included Puglia, Sicily, Marche and Arezzo, Tuscany.

Organized by Igersitalia, a community of Italian Instagrammers, in partnership with local tourism associations, the assembly is an opportunity not just for members of the social network to visit new places but to encourage others to follow in their photogenic footsteps.

Here are some of The Local's favourite shots from the 2018 edition.

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Federico Graziati (@federicograziati) on Sep 21, 2018 at 11:39am PDT

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Elisa Orlando (@piccinaccia) on Sep 22, 2018 at 3:23am PDT

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Enrica Panà ? (@fluoaci) on Sep 21, 2018 at 12:14pm PDT

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Riccardo Gutierrez ®Sardegna (@riccardo.gutierrezz) on Sep 22, 2018 at 12:31pm PDT

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Eryka Kosta (@erykakosta) on Sep 21, 2018 at 12:21pm PDT

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Federico Graziati (@federicograziati) on Sep 22, 2018 at 12:18pm PDT

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Roberta Abbatangelo (@robertabbatangelo) on Sep 23, 2018 at 10:23pm PDT

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Angelo Meloni (@basso2012) on Sep 23, 2018 at 12:40pm PDT

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Antonio Ficai (@c4antonio) on Sep 23, 2018 at 11:59am PDT

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Emilio cicerone (@emiliocicerone) on Sep 23, 2018 at 3:19am PDT

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Tharros Sardegna (@tharros_sardegna) on Sep 22, 2018 at 5:57am PDT

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Vilma Salaris (@vilmasalaris) on Sep 23, 2018 at 5:15am PDT

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Gabriele (@tacchinobicilindrico) on Sep 21, 2018 at 12:14pm PDT

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by @superhiking (@graziella_carboni) on Sep 21, 2018 at 11:44pm PDT

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by The Ambassador Travel & Photo (@ambassadorpontino) on Sep 23, 2018 at 10:05am PDT

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Giorgio (@giorgiomuceli) on Sep 22, 2018 at 12:24pm PDT