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La Gondola


1 Citizens Plaza
Providence , RI 02903
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It’s hard to sneak away for a romantic weekend in Venice, Italy, but LaGondola is the next best thing.

Three authentic Venetian gondolas ply the placid waterways that weave through Providence, RI – allowing you to enjoy the revitalization of the city’s river walks and waterfront parks from a unique angle. Or you may prefer to appreciate the beauty of a special someone’s eyes – it’s up to you.

LaGondola gondolas can accommodate up to six passengers, and you’re welcome to bring a bottle of wine or another beverage. Trips depart seven days a week; rides last 40 minutes. You can pick how deluxe you want your trip to be – it’s less expensive for the basic trip; more if you want your own musician, keepsake glasses and a photo, plus chocolates and a signature (non-alcoholic) Venetian beverage.  It’s best to dress warmiy on cool evenings, although the boats do have blankets. 

It’s hard to believe the trips can get even more special, but on Waterfire nights (when bonfires light the Providence waterways) they do. Trips are shorter and more expensive, but the magic of gliding just feet from the dancing flames is one of the most dreamlike and memorable experiences you’ll ever have. If you’re interested, book as far in advance as possible – online or at 401 421 8877.


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