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Address: 1 Citizens Plz, Providence, RI 02903-1344
Phone Number: +1 401-421-8877
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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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Venice in the U.S.

We enjoyed a beautiful time on the water with Marcello as our gondolier. He has such a nice voice as he serenaded us under the bridges. We took our son out for a surprise lunch... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lynn S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a beautiful time on the water with Marcello as our gondolier. He has such a nice voice as he serenaded us under the bridges. We took our son out for a surprise lunch as part of Parents' Weekend at Providence College and he loved it. We all loved it. Bring your own picnic and enjoy the ride. 5... More 

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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear Lynn S, I am delighted that you and your family had a great time aboard one of our gondolas. Thank you for writing us this lovely review. It sounds like it was the perfect surprise. To those who may be reading this review, we supply an ice bucket, glasses, a bottle opener, and handmade Italian wine biscuits. You can... More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Marcello was a fantastic host! The fall foliage on the canal was beautiful and he did a great job explaining the history of the area along the canal. All the special touches were attended to and Zukko did a great job on the guitar. It was an overall relaxing, unique experience.

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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear cantwaittogoagain, Thank you for this wonderful review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. Also thank you for adding your terriffic photos. I will be sure to pass along your lovely compliments to Marcello and Succo. I hope that you will join us for another trip on one of our gondolas in the future. Grazie,... More 

New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family had a wonderful time. We went during Waterfire, so the whole experience was magical. The wine cookies were delicious!

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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear CatherineSNewYork, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this great review. I am happy to hear that your family enjoyed your WaterFire trip. I agree our wine biscuits are very tasty and they are handmade by one of our accordionists. I hope that you will join us for another trip next season, either during WaterFire... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This experience was amazing! My husband surprised me for our 2nd Anniversary, and it truly was just completely beautiful. So friendly, gorgeous voice, definitely something you don't want to miss!!!!

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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear Kristen M, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am thrilled that you had an excellent time on your trip. I have always been impressed with the overall talent level and dedication of our gondoliers here La Gondola Providence. Congratulations on your anniversary and I hope that we will see you again next season. Grazie, Erika Office... More 

Mount Holly, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Our ride was included in our tour of Providence. I would have paid extra. Our gondolier gave us some great history as well as a lovely serenade. Very relaxing.

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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear Igocrazy, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your experience on one of our gondolas. Thank you for taking the time to write us this great review. It looks like you had a lovely day and nice weather in your photos, thank you for adding them to your review. I hope that you will join us for another trip... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our first visit to Providence, RI did not disappoint. If anything we were very surprised how much history, interesting things to do, and the close proximity to many attractions there is packed into the smallest state. My husband booked this online easily for me because I had always wanted to do it since we first went to LV (thought I... More 

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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear rronmymind, Thank you so much for writing us this excellent review. I am delighted that you had such a wonderful experience on your gondola trip. I also love the title of your review, I think it would be a great title for a romance novel. To those who may be reading this review, our gondolas can hold up to... More 

Mashpee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

recent trip to Water Fire included a trip on the Gondola and found it to be an awesome way to experience Water Fire and see the entire canal lighting, well worth the cost to enjoy an evening in Providence at a great show it is a must do event for sure

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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear Dickruns, I am pleased that you had a great time during your WaterFire trip with us. Thank you for taking the time to write us this fantastic review. To those who may be reading this review, we row seven days a week and have different trip packages that are available. The WaterFire trip being one of those packages is... More 

Tiverton, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Our occasion for the gondola was celebrating life, yes it was an 18 month anniversary, but celebrating life is our mantra these days. Our voyage was at sunset and there were a few sprinkles in the air but the Italian serenade to stop the rain worked well. The experience was extremely relaxing and romantic, it was as though we were... More 

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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear demello33, Thank you very much for this terrific review. I am so happy that you were able to celebrate life with a trip on one of our gondolas. Also I am glad that the weather ended up turning for the better. To those who may be reading this review, if it is raining at the time of your departure... More 

Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

My husband and I had an absolutely delightful evening our gondolier was very charming and made sure to personalize our experience with his tales and songs. A highlight of our time in Providence❤️☺️

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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear Babsbouttown, I am thrilled that you and your husband had a wonderful experience on your gondola trip. Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this fantastic review. I hope that you will join us for another trip the next time you are in Providence. Grazie, Erika Office Manager La Gondola More 

Westlake, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Italian word for wonderful best describes our memorable cruise down the Providence River in an authentic Venetian gondola...just the two of us. We were celebrating our 58th wedding anniversary and, in honor of this special occasion, Marcello serenaded us with an old song entitled "When Your Old Wedding Ring Was New." The lyrics are all about how love can... More 

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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear westie8213, I am overjoyed that we were able to make your wedding anniversary extra special this year. Thank you for writing us this lovely review and adding such a great picture. Marcello certainly knows how to pick the perfect song to go with an occasion. To those who may be reading this review, our gondoliers tailor each individual trip... More 

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