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Address: 1 Citizens Plz, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401 421 8877
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Description: Experience Providence from a new perspective! Benvenuto! We invite you to...
Experience Providence from a new perspective! Benvenuto! We invite you to revel in the sights of the City from a unique vantage point that captures the heart of Providence. Enjoy an excursion along the Woonasquatucket and Providence Rivers and witness the revitalization of the City, river walks, and waterfront parks. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary or birthday, looking to propose to that special someone, or just on a vacation to the city, a gondola trip is a great way to make your visit to Providence memorable and unique. La Gondola operates three authentic Venetian gondolas along the Providence Riverwalk, accommodating up to six passengers at a time on each gondola. Reservations are highly recommended and are always exclusive to your party. We are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Our season is from 1 May to 31 October, and of course trips are always subject to availability and the weather. La Gondola Providence: For Lovers, For Families, For Everyone.
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This is one of the most fun things we have done lately! Our gondolier (actually a Spanish teacher) made learning about the changes in the river and how much those changes have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Asheboro, North Carolina
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Asheboro, North Carolina
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most fun things we have done lately! Our gondolier (actually a Spanish teacher) made learning about the changes in the river and how much those changes have done for Providence into an awesome evening! He sings beautifully and we truly enjoyed the entire experience! The cost is much less that you would expect. $89. plus... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went on a last minute gondola ride with Alessandro in July and had a wonderful ride! Alessandro provided us with a bit of history and architectural information about Providence, and RI. He sang 3 lovely Italian songs for us. He has a beautiful voice! The five of us had a wonderful time and highly recommend the gondola ride

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East Elmhurst, New York
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Wow , I was overjoyed. My partner surprised me with a visit to Providence during the WaterFire event this month. I was even more surprised to know that we were going on La Gondola ride during the FireWater event . My partner had made the advance reservation , and managed to keep it a secret from me until about 10... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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158 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My wife and I had just gotten into Providence and were looking for something fun to do that afternoon. La Gondola provided a nice opportunity. We called and reserved a slot, arrived shortly before “show time,” and met Amadeo, our gondolier. We settled in on the gondola, cracked open the bottle of Prosecco, and pushed off from the dock for... More 

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Last minute check on availability turns out to be perfect. Marcello was very accommodating and found several open slot for us to choose from. The Gondola ride was perfect and relaxing and we love our tour guide, he was very knowledgeable and sang beautifully..

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Glendale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was our first trip to New England so of course we had to take the Providence Gondola trip down the river...because what says New England better than a trip in a Venetian Gondola?? Well truthfully a whole bunch of other stuff likely is coming to mind, but we never had been aboard a Gondola and thankfully took this wonderful... More 

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear Brad4242, Thank you so much for posting this review; Alessandro is my brother, and it is always especially fun to read about what people say about him. He really is very good at this, perfectly suited for it being the character that he is, and also very knowledgeable and talented, admittedly. Your review brought a smile to my face... More 

Brooklyn, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I booked the Viaggio della Dolce Vita for as part of a wedding anniversary trip. I couldn't recommend it more highly. The staff at the dock was pleasant and efficient. Our gondolier and The Don (our mandolin player) were simply excellent. A magical evening.

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear Chris G, Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review, and I am thrilled that you enjoyed the experience as much as you did. I truly feel that our entire staff, from Erika answering the phone to Paolo and others on shore to the gondoliers and musicians on the boats, is top-notch, dedicated, and very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had such a good time I just needed to leave a review. Our gondolier's name was Rosario and he was wonderful. I was a little nervous at first but I was quickly put at ease by his personality and expertise. An experience to remember for sure!!

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca M, Thank you very much for deciding to post this review, and congratulations on your marriage! I am very happy to know that you enjoyed the trip so much that you had to make us your first TripAdvisor review, and that Rosario was able in particular to assuage your fears and make you feel at home on board.... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I took my husband to providence for a short getaway birthday gift and I booked a 45 minute ride on la Gondola. Honestly, this was just a relaxing, fun hour with Rosario as our gondolier and lessons on the historical sites and the rivers. We brought our own wine and enjoyed the homemade biscuits that Rosario gave us. I recommend... More 

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear Joanne P, Thank you so much for posting this review of your trip; I greatly appreciate, and I am very happy that you enjoyed your time on the water with Rosario. He truly is a delight to have as part of the team, and to your point about the gondolas, they certainly are amazing boats, one of the very... More 

Nyack, NY
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180 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Easy to book, easy to find, easy to park, easy to love! Three adults and two children enjoyed a comfortable, informational and delightful trip on the Providence River. Supplied with carpets under our feet, pads under our bottoms , tasty Italian cookies and a wonderful gondolier we wended our way on the river for 45 minutes. At several points on... More 

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear NellieNyack_NY, Thank you so much for writing this review of us! I greatly appreciate, and I am thrilled that you enjoyed the experience as much as you did. I understand that there are many people who see the gondola as just a romantic trip for two, and we do have a LOT of couples who take the trip alone,... More 

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