Now, fellows, this is important information for you. Study the following photos carefully. Embed the images into your memory banks.
Now, then. When you go to Venice and see these pretty things sitting in corners, do not:
* try to sit on them
* write “Ti amo Suzie” on them [nor write anything else, for that matter]
* use them as a convenient place to relieve yourself.
Well, you can try the latter if you want, but you may not be happy with the splash back. (My advice: find a bar, order a drink, use their facilities.)
They are called pissotte (plural), or pissotta if you’re trying to work only one into the conversation.