I wanted to enjoy a day to myself on the island, with no tour guides, no fellow cruise travelers… just on my own.
That’s exactly what I experienced. It was lovely and soul healing.
I took a sort of gondola ride up from the harbour to the top of the island. Next time, I think I would take one of the taxis and see if they would give me a little tour of the island.
At the top I walked the streets and made my way to a beautiful garden which overlooked the sea. It was breathtaking. I passed vendors with limoncello—I’ve never seen such large lemons before.
I drank coffee, ate gelato, did a little shopping, and even watched a scene in a movie be set up.
It was a beautiful day and, out of all the excursions the cruise offered, I was glad I did this one on my own.