Researching Travel Destinations on Instagram

Why do you follow the accounts you do on Instagram?

I follow travel and tourism accounts to get inspiration for future travel plans.

Scrolling through my feed this morning, CN Traveler featured an interesting picture of a little village ‘accessible by traversing a quarter mile footbridge suspended at great heights’ – Civita di Bagnoreggio.


I must go there!

A quick look on ViaMichelin, my favourite online mapping tool, and I see it’s a comfortable weekend drive down the A1 to Orvieto, just north of Rome.

There seems to be a nice looking lake nearby as well – Lago di Bolsena.

Add to that a drive back through Montepulciano (nice little wine village) and on to another find near Empoli; San Miniato – thanks to a post by Italiait, the official Instagram account for tourism in Italy.

It’s been a beautiful start to the day.

All we need now is for the outside air to warm up so that I can get my shorts on and strap the camera round my neck.

Actually, I sling it over my shoulder; or carry it casually by the grip.


📷 Michel


Santa Caterina, Lago Maggiore

49 Santa Caterina, Lago Maggiore by Michel (Travel Pics)

The Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso clings to a rock face along Lago Maggiore, Italy, with the Swiss Alps in the background.

Modena, Italy

Modena, Italy

While it’s the Cathedral (Duomo), Torre Civica and Piazza Grande that interest UNESCO a visit to Modena wouldn’t be complete without purchasing some Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale and other regional products.

Modena is located on the south side of the Po Valley, in the Province of Modena and the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy.