Street sign in Venice: Street of Assassins. Didn't see any assassins other than my brother attempting to look like one.
This street got its name because of its proximity to a bridge by the name of Ponte degli Assassini. The bridge was named so because of the robberies and murders that took place often nearby. Commonly the victims of these crimes were men taking a shortcut path to the cortesan establishments on the Calle della Mandola.
Thanks, Nan. :-)