Spending a week tracking down unique shots of Abruzzo on Instagram  for #AbruzzoStories has made me realise just how many talented and enthusiastic people there are out there who want to portray their version of Abruzzo. As I browsed new accounts and made contact with people I was struck by just how inclusive the community of online Abruzzo-lovers is. My favourite shot has to be rush hour at the fried fish place. It might be a clichè, but locally-sourced, well-prepared food never fails to draw a crowd of eager locals, as was the case that day in San Vito Chietino!

Rush hour at the fried fish place by @LeFritCestChiC on Instagram

Wedding veils at Vasto by @fotowireless on Insagram

Abbazia Celestiniana di Santo Spirito al Morrone by @gcantelmi on Instagram

#abruzzo #sulmona #visitabruzzo #instabruzzo #photo_tag

A photo posted by Giuseppe (@gcantelmi) on

Sea Snails by @raccontoemozioni on Instagram

 

 The springtime woods just keep on giving by @una_cucina_a_pois

Poignant L’Aquila by @ilrago_32 on Instagram

 

 

#laquila #violinista #ig_laquila #ig_abruzzo

 

A photo posted by Marco Ragonese (@ilrago_32) on

Cocullo is gearing up for its snake festival on the 1st May by gathering snakes from the surrounding countryside by @pm88_ on Instagram

The magnificent golden eagle by fabriziocaputi_wildphoto on Instagram

 

Ingredients for Abruzzo-style stuffed artichokes by @maresadoson Instagram

 

Gli ingredienti per il ripieno dei carciofi usati dalla mia mamma

A photo posted by Maresa ♉ (@maresados) on

Carpet of purple wildflowers by annaceroli on Instagram