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La Gondola

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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...more
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

Alessandro was magnificent! We didn't know what to expect and what a huge surprise! He was so personable, knowledgeable and could sing well. His knowledge was not only about gondola rides, but also about many odd history questions we asked him about Providence and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank judi825
LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear judi825, Thank you so very much for your spectacular review. I am delighted that you had such a wonderful experience during your trip with us. I hope you will join us again next season. Grazie, Erika Office Manager La Gondola

Reviewed 3 November 2018

This is a high recommendation for anyone visiting Providence, Rhode Island. The gondolier sang, provided a local perspective on the city and its history. He sang and provided biscuits. I recommend bring a blanket if you have one.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cheryl N
LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Cheryl N, Thank you so much for your great review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your trip with us. I apologize if it was chilly and you were not offered a blanket to use during your time with us. To those who...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

I was nervous to go on a Gondola ride because I sometimes experience motion sickness and was unsure how rocky the ride would be. But Erika at La Gondola sent me an email ahead of our trip reassuring me the ride was not rocky at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear Italish16, I am delighted that you all had such a fantastic time during your trip with us. Thank you for your review and adding your wonderful pictures to it as well. I love the one with your dog! To those who may be reading...More

Reviewed 27 October 2018

Marcello was our gondolier and he is absolutely fabulous! He sang us some beautiful Italian love songs and was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the River and Providence. Would highly recommend for couples or anyone looking for a beautiful, unique experience in Providence!More

Date of experience: October 2018
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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear rachaelanahid, Thank you for taking the time to write us this wonderful review. I am so glad that you had such an excellent experience during your trip. To those who may be reading this review, all of our gondoliers will sing some songs in...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018

My husband surprised me with the Gondola ride. Our gondolier, Mariono, was very informative and had a wonderful singing voice. I would recommend this trip to anyone! Very romantic experience!More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank annetteide
LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Dear annetteide, What a wonderful surprise! I am so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for taking the time to leave us this great review. I hope that you will join us for another trip sometime next season. Grazie, Erika Office...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

I booked a private ride for my boyfriend and I for his birthday and we had an amazing time. There was a 35 percent chance of rain that evening so someone from La Gondola called us asking if we wanted to move our time slot...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Dear Katrina H, I am so glad that you were able to take your trip with us and, as you said, had an amazing time! Thank you for leaving this fantastic review for us. Happy birthday to your boyfriend! To those who may be reading...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018

From the start to the finish we felt special. To begin with we were handed wine cookies and chocolates, then the gondolier placed a wine bucket with apple-peach sparkling cider. The accordion player took her seat behind us while the gondolier (and beautiful singer) took...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kitty923
LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Dear Kitty923, Thank for taking the time to write us this delightful review. I am so glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your Dolce Vita trip package. How lovely having the swans on the river with you as well. To those who may be reading this...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018

I recently had my second gondola visit. The first one was so great that I had to bring along a group for my second visit. Just as with my initial visit, the gondoliers were outstanding. Our group was serenaded, and that was a treat appreciated...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Dear alicat757, Thank you for such a magnificent review. I am thrilled that you had such a wonderful second experience with us and for some of your group a first. Providence definitely has it's own beauty and charm especially when seen from a different point...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

Beautiful day, in the 70's, a perfect way to end our weekend in Providence after being at Waterfire the night before. Marcello, our Gondolier, was wonderful with telling us the history of Providence and singing 3 songs - what a beautiful soothing voice he has!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robin Z
LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Dear Robin Z, That definitely does sound like a perfect ending to a weekend. I am so happy that you had such a wonderful visit to Providence and decided to make a trip on one of our gondolas apart of it. Thank you so much...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

We had the best time on our gondola ride!! Our Gonolier "Marcello" was like listening to an "old soul" historian of Providence and RI in general. He'll point out buildings, church spires, warehouses but engage him with questions. We found out why so many buildings...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank edward m
LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Dear edward m, Who knew? Well you do now. I am delighted that had such a magnificent experience on your gondola trip with Marcello. Thank you for leaving us this terrific review. To those who may be reading this review, if you are interested in...More

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rosales23
11 July 2018|
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Response from LaGondolaProv | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for contacting us with your question. La Gondola has no age limit, so yes children under 1 years old are allowed. Also we do not charge anything for children 4 years old and under. If you have any other... More
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vivianz6
17 June 2018|
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Response from LaGondolaProv | Property representative |
Ciao vivianz6, Yes small dogs are allowed on the gondolas any day but on WaterFire days. We make sure to wipe down the boats after a dog has been on board in case of any allergies to hair, fur, dogs and dander for the next... More
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Janet S
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We went on a late Sunday afternoon ride. Quiet but romantic. You have price choices depending on add-ons like a musician. Prices are $89 to $179 for 2 people plus tip.
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