Ignorance of the law is no excuse — so the Serenissima sometimes published laws on inscriptions around the city.
The ancient Venetians used the word scola or scuola to mean a guild, a confraternity or a charity. The scuole were generally not educational institutions.
The Ca’ Dario on the Grand Canal in Venice has lately acquired a bad reputation, but it is almost guaranteed ghost-less.
“Frezzarìa” from Curiosità Veneziane by Giuseppe Tassini
There aren’t a lot of statues in Venice to commemorate great men of the past, but there is one for Bartolomeo Colleoni, who wasn’t even Venetian.