Providence Preservation Society. The society publishes booklets (available at its headquarters) with self-guided walking tours of the city. Tours include Benefit Street, Downtown, and the Elmwood section. 21 Meeting St., at Benefit St., Providence, Rhode Island, 02903. 401/831–7440; www.ppsri.org/ppsresources. $3 each. Weekdays 10–5.
Savoring Federal Hill. For an insider's tour of "Little Italy," sign up for Cindy Salvato's three-hour walking and tasting tour; you'll visit a bakery, an Italian specialty store, and other long-standing Federal Hill establishments. For St. Joseph's Day (March 19), her Zeppole Crawl introduces participants to festive Italian pastries, including some by Cindy herself. Providence, Rhode Island. 401/934–2149; www.savoringrhodeisland.com. From $50.