Here's a close-up I shot of two gondolas in the San Marco district.
There are a number of details worth noting here:
First of all, from the carvings on the decks, both boats look like they're wedding gondolas. The curious use of garden hose, so prevalent in Venice, is seen here - it's handy when side-tying and protects the docklines.
Nice carpets - I like the darker red one myself, but I've always been a fan of the trim-like binding seen here.
The flag painted on the deck of the closer boat is awesome, I'd love to have that on my boat.
My guess is that the boat is owned by a guy named "Riccardo Gaia, but I could be wrong.