Travellers to Venice
these days are after more than simply a grand tour of this city's fascinating and complicated architecture. Food is increasingly a draw for people that want to dovetail sightseeing with grazing on local cuisine. Case in point: the tour company Urban Adventures offers a Chicchetti of Venice tour that is more or less a pleasant pub crawl infused with a bit of local cultural and pageantry. Clients tour around Venice's bacari, or snack bars; occasionally noisy, and always entertaining places that are typically packed out with sauced up locals. The tour lets you see the city and refuel on local delicacies like bacalao mousse topped crostini, and glasses of local Veneto region wines. Bon appétit.