Launching La Gondola
Mystic - A little bit of Venice, by way of Providence, will be on the Mystic River this weekend.
Matthew “Marcello” Haynes, of La Gondola Providence, Inc., will be rowing his genuine Venetian gondola for visitors to a new exhibit at Mystic Seaport Museum.
Haynes and his gondola will be offering rides from the museum this weekend for the opening of the new exhibit; Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano that opens Saturday in the museum’s Collins Gallery.
Haynes has been rowing gondolas on the Providence and Woonasquatucket rivers for over 20-years, starting as a summer job while in college. It’s the greatest summer job, ever,” he says.