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A Familiar Face was a virtual representation of one of Ezio Auditore da Firenze's genetic memories, relived by Desmond Miles in 2012 through the Animus.[1]


Ezio made his way to the former trading post of the Polos, which turned out to be a book shop.


Ezio entered the book shop.

  • Sofia: Buon Giorno! (Good day!) Merhaba! (Hello!) Please come in.
    Ah! Excuse the clutter. I have not had time to tidy up since my trip.
  • Ezio: You sailed from Rhodes, no?
  • Sofia: Sì. (Yes.) How did you know?
  • Ezio: We were on the same ship. I am Ezio Auditore.
  • Sofia: Sofia Sartor. Have we met?
  • Ezio: We have now. May I have a look around?
  • Sofia: Prego. (Please.) Most of my best tomes are in the back.

Ezio began to investigate the bookshop.

  • Sofia: It is nice to meet another Italian in this district. Most keep to the Venetian quarter and Galata.
  • Ezio: Altrettanto. (Likewise.) I assumed the Ottoman war with Venezia would have driven most of you away.
  • Sofia: I lived here with my parents when I was a girl. The war pushed us out, but I always knew I would return.

Ezio found a hidden door.

  • Sofia: Have you found anything interesting?
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Ezio entering the passage

Ezio opened the secret passageway.

  • Sofia: Mio Dio! (My God!) Who put that there?
    Incredibile. (This is incredible.) Where does it lead?
  • Ezio: Why don't we find out?
  • Sofia: Who are you, messere (sir)?
  • Ezio: Only the most interesting man in your life.
  • Sofia: Ah, che presuntuoso! (Ah, go bury your head!)
  • Ezio: A presto (Goodbye), Sofia. I will return in a moment.


Ezio met Sofia Sartor and investigated the old Polo trading post, finding a way into the Yerebatan Cistern.

Behind the scenes[]

Ezio's claim to being "the most interesting man in [Sofia's] life" references The Most Interesting Man in the World, the titular character of the viral ad campaign for Dos Equis beer. Furthermore, like The Most Interesting Man, Ezio is an elderly, bearded man who has completed many tasks that would be deemed near-impossible, was a womanizer as a young man, and later in life learned to enjoy alcoholic drinks.



Assassin's Creed: Revelations memories
Main memories
Sequence 1: A Sort of Homecoming
The Hangman - A Narrow Escape - A Journal of Some Kind - A Hard Ride - The Wounded Eagle
Sequence 2: The Crossroads of the World
A Warm Welcome - Upgrade and Explore - The Hookblade - The View from Galata - Advanced Tactics - On the Defense - On the Attack
Sequence 3: Lost and Found
The Prisoner - The Sentinel, Part 1 - Guild Contracts - Bomb Crafting - A Familiar Face - The Yerebatan Cistern - Quid Pro Quo - The Mentor's Keeper - Curse of the Romani - The Sentinel, Part 2
Sequence 4: The Uncivil War
The Prince's Banquet - An Uneasy Meeting - The Fourth Part of the World - Signs and Symbols, Part I - Galata Tower - The Mentor's Wake
Sequence 5: Heir to the Empire
The Janissaries - The Arsenal Gates - Arsenal Infiltration - Portrait of a Lady - Signs and Symbols, Part II - The Forum of the Ox - A New Regime
Sequence 6: Fortune's Disfavor
Into the Shadows - Honor, Lost and Won - Bearer of Mixed Tidings - A Little Errand - Signs and Symbols, Part III - The Maiden's Tower - The Mentor's Return - Setting Sail
Sequence 7: Underworld
The Hidden City - The Spy Who Shunned Me - The Renegade - Decommissioned - Last of the Palaiologi - Escape - Passing the Torch
Sequence 8: The End of an Era
Discovery - The Exchange - End of the Road
Sequence 9: Revelations
A Homecoming - Lost Legacy - The Message
Secret locations
Hagia Sophia's Secret - The Impaler's Tomb
Citizen recruitment
The Brawler - The Pupil - The Avenger - The Acrobat - The Beggars - The Pickpocket
Master Assassin missions
The Deacon (Part 1 - Part 2) - The Trickster (Part 1 - Part 2) - The Champion (Part 1 - Part 2) - The Guardian (Part 1 - Part 2) - The Vizier (Part 1 - Part 2) - The Thespian (Part 1 - Part 2)
Faction HQ missions
Unfortunate Son - Loose Lips
Book quests
The Polo Symbols: Hippodrome - The Polo Symbols: Galata - The Polo Symbols: Arsenal - The Polo Symbols: Forum of the Ox - The Polo Symbols: Aqueduct - The Polo Symbols: Church I - The Polo Symbols: Church II
Piri Reis missions
Thunder - Smoke Screen - Cherry - Datura - Caltrops - Smoke Decoy - Sticky Situations - Tripwire
Desmond's Journey
Doubts - Training - Escape - Metropolis - Regret
The Lost Archive
The End Is Only the Beginning - The Order - Abstergo - The Mole - Bleeding Effect - The Truth - The End of the Line