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I think we stayed at Hotel Falier in Venice.  I didn’t know at the time Hotel Falier gets it name from the street (calle) Falier named for Marin Falier, the 55th Doge of Venice who was beheaded for attempting a coup d’etat.  And the street in front of the hotel, Salizada San Pantalon, was named after the marytred Saint Pantaleon.  Pantaleon was legended to have been unsuccessfully beheaded, burned, drowned, fed to wild beasts and subjected to other favored means of execution of the day.  The last attempt at beheading worked.  I guess if at first you don’t succeed… 

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