One of the streets leading from the Campo San Bartolomeo (where you’ll see a statue of the smiling Carlo Goldoni), is the Calle de la Bissa. When I sought the meaning of “bissa” on this site: wordreference I found that it’s from the verb bissare, to repeat. That left me none the wiser as to why this calle gained this name! Bissa would be the 3rd person singular conjugation, so : he/she/it repeats.
There’s your grammar lesson for today, in fact for MMXVI.
Anyhow, here are a few of the things I saw on some of the walls/pillars as I walked along this calle.
The Lion of Saint Mark (1936). I wonder what the A and XV represent?
This one is from 16o9. (If we wrote 9 in Roman numerals today, it would more likely be IX, rather than VIIII.)
I wonder what was removed from here, and when that happened.
And a random pretty tree, which is no doubt laden with symbolism.