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The deep black color of this dish -- polenta and cuttlefish -- is derived from the ink of the cuttlefish. Adding to the must try list!

Venice

Trattoria al Ponte del Megio in Venice • photo: Lawrence Coleman on Flickr

Garden Gate and Courtyard along the Canal by Rita Crane Photography / Venice Italy

Venezia, Italy

Venice, Italy

Grand Canal - Venice, Italy

Ponte di Rialto (Rialto Bridge) - Venice

Venezia

Beautiful Door and Bridge, Venice, Italy

The gate is pretty, but I mostly just love the fact that the water is slightly lapping around its base.

Bridge of Sighs, Venice, Italy

The Lion of St. Mark - the symbol of the city of Venice, Italy

cafe florian, venice

San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy | Flickr - Photo by felixjlai

Pietro Lombardo, Palazzo Dario, 1487. Palazzo Dario is a palace in Venice, northern Italy, situated on the Grand Canal of Venice at the mouth of the Rio delle Torreselle in the Dorsoduro sestiere (quarter) on the Campiello Barbaro. The palace was built in the floral Venetian Gothic style and was renovated with Renaissance features.

Up close detail of the Basilica di San Marco, in #Venice #Italy The colors are so vibrant!

L'ombrelli, Venezia Per S.Marco

Risotto is a common dish throughout Italy, but in Venice, the Risi e Bisi is well known because of one prized ingredient: Peas.

Easy recipe for Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia - pasta coated in a black and savoury squid (cuttlefish) ink sauce.