As you might've guessed because I'm a solo traveller, I am also single as a pringle. I freaking love being single just as much as I love solo travel - a whole damn lot. I'm not the type to pine over what might be or imagine my wedding day with some faceless person - or really ever - however there are some places I might travel to that my singledom is very noticeable. So much so that some might hesitate to visit like Venice or the Maldives. Both are the perfect honeymoon spot and have been portrayed as places for lovers but all you really have to love is having a bomb ass time.
Photography is a passion of mine - I hope to be consistently improving and learning which makes Venice one of the best spots to get a little snap happy. There is something about the sunsets against the green canals of the old Italian city which make everything that much more beautiful. Even taking photos of other couples can make you feel happy in your own romantic situation because you can create connections and friendships with people on their getaway if you capture candid photos you think they would appreciate. I like to offer to send them to the people I take photos of if I'm pleased with the photo because you never really know what sort of moment you are capturing. It can make the most mundane that much more beautiful or even capture people at their best. If photography isn't something you are interested in, Venice is the perfect place for any sort of art. Whether that is painting, writing or dancing. The shorelines and old while bridges are inspiring to any artist - however advanced or novice you might be. It is even a perfect place to pick something up you might not have tried before.
Not that I'm suggesting you drink but honey, you're in Italy so why not indulge with a few glasses of wine? It's worth the cost to drink a nice glass of wine while you people watch. Straight up the best place to enjoy your wine is in the Piazza San Marco because of the big hub it is for foot traffic and the historic Venetian landscape. You'll be able to people watch and drink while you look over the large Torre dell'Orogolio (Clock Tower) which has the typical Renessance architecture all throughout it - from the gilded Madonna to the two bronze statues which strike the bell every hour. If you're still lucid enough, you can walk up the tower too and find where you sat and the equally gorgeous Campanile. If you're not sold on drinking by yourself, you can go on a wine tour which includes Venetian tapas or chicchetti. You might even be able to meet some other solo travellers too!
Share Your Single Woes
From Venice, it's not far to Verona where Romeo and Juliet is set. Go to Juliet's house and write her a letter, retelling your love life woes and feel relief to think that at least you aren't a fourteen year old married to someone who murdered your cousin and then killed themselves because nothing can be that bad. When you return I can guarantee you will feel a lot better about being single if there was ever a doubt in your head about how truly badass you are for travelling solo.
Take A Hike
Once you're back to Venice, after all the main tourist attractions which I'm sure you've heard of so I will hardly bother putting them on this list. Go take yourself back to nature, become one with mother Earth and just escape the disgustingly cute newlyweds too with a boat ride to Torcello Island. It's very small and not many live there, less than 30 do as it's mostly a reserve but it was once an place people would seek refuge from Attila the Hun. Yes, we're getting historical over here. Don't mind that. Eventually Torcello turned to swamp land and people left but it's now a perfect place to see the local side of Venice that not many do as it's one of the furthest big islands from central Venice.
As well as a nice hike there is a beautiful cathedral which dates all the way back to the 7th century so you practically have to go, right? Right. From there, you may go to the museum which has curated an interesting set of artifacts and art from the abandoned island. Most exciting there, however, is Attila's throne. Okay, it's not actually Attila the Hun's throne but the people of Torcello say that if you sit on the thrown you will return to Torcello again as a very quaint superstition and who wouldn't want to be destined to return to Italy? I wouldn't complain if that were my fate.