We are taking the Legend on Oct. 27 on the 12 day Med. cruise. After looking at the shore excursion book, I was wondering if there are taxis or busses at the pier in the ports that are far from the main city. I am not crazy about boarding a tour bus for 10 hours and would rather go on my own. What did you do in the ports? Do you have any suggestions--especially for Rome and Venice. We are going to be there on Sunday and I have heard that most everything will be closed. Would appreciate any suggestions.