I have never been to Italy. This trip is on my life-long bucket list. I’m waiting for my daughter to graduate from college because this is one I want to take with her. My son and I will do things like bungee jumping from a hot air balloon, however, Gabby and I will do Italy together.
Recently I made my first visit to Providence, Rhode Island and discovered that there is a huge Italian culture that is alive and well there. I was fortunate and got to spend a few hours with a lovely young man named Marcello to learn about being a gondolier as well as getting a unique perspective of the history of this great city. Marcello is quite serious about his commitment to being an authentic gondolier from the style in which he dresses, the experience he provides to his customers and his amazing singing of classic Italian songs during the tour.
In my 49 years, this is my first gondola ride and lesson!