Italy in Oakland

There’s nothing more romantic than a Venetian gondola cruise ... in Oakland? Say “ciao” to Gondola Servizio, offering gondola rides from the historic boathouse on Lake Merritt. With panoramic views of the urban cityscape and the beautiful Oakland hills, tours last 30-50 minutes and can accommodate two to six people. Gondoliers provide a musical and memorable taste of Venice; food and wine packages available. Don’t miss the night cruises among Lake Merritt’s twinkling and majestic “necklace of lights.”

1520 Lakeside Dr., Oakland, 510.663.6603,