"The Idea Man"
Rosario lends a certain credibility to La Gondola Providence; he is, after all, one of only two truly Italian gondoliers! A Rhode Island native, he spent three years studying Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His final year as a college student was spent training as a wilderness guide in the woods of New Hampshire and Maine during the fall, and ended with a semester abroad in Cádiz, Spain. In autumn of that year, on the Saco River, Rosario learned the nearly-lost art of canoe poling - which, to his future surprise, is completely non-transferable to rowing a gondola.
During the off-season, Rosario works tirelessly to instill his passion for foreign language into the students at Chariho High School. He lives in Providence.