What is a spritz ?
General point: as pre lunch, afternoon or early evening pick me up. A spritz is a very refreshing and light drink made made using prosecco, some Aperol (like Campari), and a splash of sparkling water or soda water. It is normally served in a wine glass with a slice of orange which accentuates the orangey notes of the Aperol. It is low in alcohol.
What are cicchetti ?
These are, in concept, not unlike tapas in Spain ie. light bites to accompany your drink. The Venetians have made them a speciality and they are often just the thing when you are sightseeing around Venice and don’t want to spend the time or money on a full restaurant meal. Or indeed, it is the wrong time of the day to do this.
You can also get savoury snacks and spritz and cicchetti in pasticceria, so check this section out too.