Instagram meeting: Salento Up n’ Down

Instagram is a powerful tool for marketing, and as you know I use it a lot :) If you are like me, maybe then you are already familiar with Salento Up n’ Down… have you ever heard of it?

Hic Sunt Leones! Roooooooooarrr 🦁 Today I had a great time meeting some cool instagramers from all over the world at a great instameet organised in the beautiful Lecce from @salentoupndown for #Sud2016 We spent some time in this amazing Anfiteatro… I couldn't resist to take a shameless pic! 😅 Yes #weareinpuglia and you already know how much I love my beautiful region! Come visit me this summer! ❤️ Happy Monday IGers! Enjoy and be safe 😘 #gay #instagay #gayboy #gayguy #gaypride #gaylove #gayman #gaymen #gaylife #gaystagram #gayfollow #gayhot #gayselfie #gaybear #gaydude #gayhunk #gayfit #gaysexy #gayuk #gaycute #gaylatino #gayjock #gaybeard #gayabs #hotgay #gayguys #gaycouple #gayfitness

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At the end of May, I was invited to take part to an Instameet in Lecce. An Instameet is a meeting where Instagramers (that is, people who are part of the worldwide community of Instagram) are invited to take part of. The occasion was very special: the launch of the second edition of Salento Up’ n Down!

Salento Up n’  Down is an annual event organized by the University of Salento, aiming to promote the beauty of this beautiful region in the world through Social Media (mostly Instagram)! A bunch of  24 influencers from all over the world are invited to spend one week altogether around Salento, to promote its beauty to their (huge) community of followers on Social Media.

The meeting was organized to let the Instagram users of Puglia meet and greet the participants to the event, a way to welcome them to our beautiful area. Salento is the southernmost area of the heel of the boot: it is a big chunk of Puglia, a geographic region, starting more or less where the Valle d’Itria ends.

The area comprises the entire province of Lecce, plus parts of the provinces of Brindisi and Taranto: a long flat lap of land surrounded by the Adriatic sea to the the east, the Ionian sea to the west.

Exploring Salento is an amazing discovery: many beautiful ancient towns, unspoilt historic centres, idillic sandy beaches and crystalline seas on both sides, great traditions, dances, delicious food and wines. Salento Up n’ Down aims to show the world this and much more: the shots of these talented bunch of inspiring influencers on Instagram are able to capture the beautiful life of this area in images!

You have already discovered with me that Salento is a very gay friendly destinations too! Commenda (near Campomarino, Taranto), Punta della Suina (Gallipoli, Lecce), Porto Selvaggio (Santa Maria al Bagno, Lecce) are just some of the gay beaches of the area, with a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere. The whole area surrounding the town of Gallipoli in summer becomes a sort of gay village, with plenty of opportunities of fun during the day and the night!

Instagram Meeting Salento Up n Down
Instagram Meeting Salento Up n Down

To have an idea on how beautiful Salento is, just search on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for the hashtags #Salentoupndown and #SUD2016: you will find all the pictures uploaded by the influencers during their tour! You will also understand why I am so much in love of this part of the world!

Are you keen on knowing more? Eager to visit? Just drop me a line! I will be more than happy to help you arrange a gay friendly trip! What are you waiting for? Come visit me :)

Buongiorno :) What are you thinking?

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