Oh, this is the night, it’s a beautiful night
And we call it bella notte…
You don’t have to fly to Italy to experience a truly relaxing and romantic gondola ride. La Gondola in Providence provides a stunningly memorable experience right on Rhode Island! Rated among the top activities to do in the state, this is a ride you’ll never forget.
Propelled by a mission to “make memories,” La Gondola has existed as a treasured piece of Providence since 2007. Set on the intimate Woonasquatucket and Providence Rivers, the company takes guests through the heart of the city, giving them a unique perspective and viewing point. Whether riders are celebrating a special occasion, looking to propose, or simply seeking a night away, these gondola trips offer something magical for everyone.
Matthew “Marcello” Haynes, the owner of La Gondola known on the waters as “Il Boss,” says he brought the company so he could “row forever.” “To me, there is no better city outside of Venice for doing what we do,” Haynes says. “The conditions on the river, the complete renovation of the city of Providence and its strong ties to the Italian culture, and the magic of WaterFire make the gondolas perfect for this place. We lend authenticity to the city, and it lends authenticity to us.”
La Gondola operates three authentic Venetian gondolas along the Providence Riverwalk, accommodating up to six passengers at a time on each. Reservations are highly recommended and are always exclusive to your party upon making them. Open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m, their season goes from about May through the end of October, subject to availability and weather. You won’t regret this unique experience!