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A Warm Welcome was a virtual representation of one of Ezio Auditore's genetic memories, relived by Desmond Miles in 2012 through the Animus 2.0.


After Ezio's initiation into the Assassins, he was tasked to protect the Apple of Eden. His uncle and fellow Assassin Mario Auditore suggested he take it to the fortified city of Forlì since its countess Caterina Sforza was their ally. Ezio traveled to Forlì along with Niccolò Machiavelli.


Warm welcome 1

Caterina escorting Ezio and Machiavelli

Upon arriving at Forlì, Ezio saw Caterina along with Niccolò.

  • Caterina: Well, well, look who it is.
  • Ezio: Madonna.
  • Caterina: I thought when we met you were a bit special. But, an Assassin, hmmm?

Ezio began to walk with Niccolò and Caterina.

  • Caterina: Walk with me, caro (darling.) You're going to love Forlì! The cannons in our cittadella alone go back a hundred years. The artifact will be quite safe there.
  • Ezio: Forgive me, but I've never heard of a woman ruling her own city before. It's very impressive.
  • Caterina: Well... It was my husband's before, of course. He died.
  • Ezio: Oh. I'm sorry.
  • Caterina: Don't be. I had him killed.
  • Ezio: Oh...
  • Niccolò: We discovered Girolamo Riario was working for the Templars. Making a map of the locations of the remaining Codex pages.
  • Caterina: I never liked the goddamned son of a bitch anyway. He was a lousy father, boring in bed, and a pain in my ass—

Niccolò noticed some civilians running away from the city.

  • Niccolò: Look—
  • Caterina: Oh no...
Warm welcome 2

A wounded civilian informing Caterina about the attack

Caterina stopped a civilian.

  • Caterina: Aspetta! (Wait.) What's happening?
  • Civilian: They came as soon as you left the city walls, Signora. The city is under attack.
  • Caterina: What!? By who—!?
  • Civilian: The Orsi brothers, Signora.

Caterina turned to Niccolò and Ezio.

  • Caterina: Aw, sangue di Giuda! (God damn it!)
  • Ezio: Who are the Orsi?
  • Caterina: The same canaglie (rascals) I hired to kill my husband!
  • Niccolò: It's the Spaniard, of course. The Orsi have no world view bigger than their purse.
  • Ezio: But how could he know where we were taking the Apple—before we even knew!?
  • Niccolò: Because they're not here for the Apple, Ezio. They're after Riario's map.
  • Caterina: Basta (Stop) with your map, Niccolò! My children are inside! Oh, porco demonio! (Oh, fucking hell!)

Ezio, Niccolò, and Caterina began to run towards the city. They met some opposition on the way, but quickly took them out. The group reached the gate to the city.

  • Caterina: They're already inside! Double-crossing bastards...
  • Ezio: Is there another way into this place?
  • Caterina: Aspetta... (Wait...) Perhaps, yes. There's an old tunnel under the western wall from the canal.
Warm welcome 6

Caterina pointing at the tunnels

  • Ezio: Bene (Got it)—I'll be right back.

Ezio began to make his way to the tunnel, while Caterina started screaming curses at the Orsi brothers.

  • Caterina: Hey! You! Yeah, I'm talking to you, you spineless dogs! You occupy MY city!? MY home!? You think I'm going to stand here and do nothing about it!? How about I come up there and rip your balle (balls) off? What kind of men are you? Doing the bidding of your masters for loose change! You're not afraid of me? You will be when I come up there and cut your head off, piss down your necks, and shove your faces up my fica (cunt)! I'll stick your balle (balls) with a fork, and roast them over my kitchen fire! How's that sound?

Ezio made his way onto the city wall.

  • Caterina: You laugh? You wouldn't if I was a man. You think I won't do it, just because of THESE—!? Le tette!! Le mie tette! (Tits! My tits!) I bet you want to touch them, don't you? You wish you could touch them, you wish you could lick them. Don't you? Well, come down here and give it a try, like a real man... And I'll kick your balls so hard they'll fly out your nostrils! Lurido branco di cani bastardi! Tornatevene a casa, se non volete finìre impalati sulle mura della mia cittadella. Ahhh! Ma forse è per questo che non vi decidete a uscire. Già, scommetto che lo gradireste assai un bel palo di quercia su per il culo! Sanguediddio! Ma dove vi hanno pescato? In un convento di monache? Non ho mai visto in vita mia un'accozzaglia di codardi peggio assortita di voi. Che vista penosa! Dopo che vi avrò fatto castrare, non sarete meno uomini di quanto siete ora! (Vile pack of bastard dogs! Go back to your kennel, or I'll have you all impaled along my citadel walls. Ahhh! But maybe this is the reason you are not leaving. Yes, I guess you'd really enjoy a long oaken pole up your asses. God almighty! Where did they find you? In a nunnery? Never in all my days have I laid eyes on such an abject, motley crew of cowards. What a pathetic sight! Even after I've had you castrated, you'll not be less men than you are now!)

Ezio opened the gate.

  • Caterina: Ezio! You did it! Seguimi! (Follow me!)


Ezio succeeded in opening the gates to the city.


  • The guards standing around Caterina before the memory starts show up in red when seen through Eagle Vision, though they correctly turn blue after the memory starts.



Assassin's Creed II memories
Main memories
The Birth of an Assassin
Sequence 1: Ignorance is Bliss
Boys Will Be Boys - You Should See the Other Guy - Sibling Rivalry - Nightcap - Paperboy - Beat a Cheat - Petruccio's Secret - Friend of the Family - Special Delivery - Jailbird - Family Heirloom - Last Man Standing
Sequence 2: Escape Plans
Fitting In - Ace Up My Sleeve - Judge, Jury, Executioner - Laying Low - Arrivederci
Sequence 3: Requiescat in Pace
Roadside Assistance - Casa Dolce Casa - Practice Makes Perfect - What Goes Around - A Change of Plans
Sequence 4: The Pazzi Conspiracy
Practice What You Preach - Fox Hunt - See You There - Novella's Secret - Wolves in Sheep's Clothing - Farewell Francesco
Sequence 5: Loose Ends
Four to the Floor - A Blade With Bite - Evasive Maneuvers - Town Crier - Behind Closed Doors - Come Out and Play - The Cowl Does Not Make the Monk - With Friends Like These
Sequence 6: Rocky Road
Road Trip - Romagna Holiday - Tutti a Bordo
Sequence 7: The Merchant of Venice
Benvenuto - That's Gonna Leave a Mark - Building Blocks - Breakout - Clothes Make the Man - Cleaning House - Monkey See, Monkey Do - By Leaps and Bounds - Everything Must Go
Sequence 8: Necessity, Mother of Invention
Birds of a Feather - If At First You Don't Succeed... - Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained - Well Begun Is Half Done - Infrequent Flier
Sequence 9: Carnevale
Knowledge Is Power - Damsels in Distress - Nun the Wiser - And They're Off - CTF - Ribbon Round-Up - Cheaters Never Prosper - Having a Blast
Sequence 10: Force Majeure
An Unpleasant Turn of Events - Caged Fighter - Leave No Man Behind - Assume the Position - Two Birds, One Blade
Sequence 11: Alter Egos
All Things Come to He Who Waits - Play Along
Sequence 12: Forlì Under Attack
A Warm Welcome - Bodyguard - Holding the Fort - Godfather - Checcomate - Far From the Tree
Sequence 13: Bonfire of the Vanities
Florentine Fiasco - Still Life - Climbing the Ranks - Upward Mobility - Last Rites - Port Authority - Surgical Strike - Hitting the Hay - Arch Nemesis - Doomsday - Power to the People - Mob Justice
Sequence 14: Veni, Vidi, Vici
X Marks the Spot - In Bocca al Lupo
Secret locations
Il Duomo's Secret - Torre Grossa's Secret - Ravaldino's Secret - San Marco's Secret - Visitazione's Secret - Home Invasion - Over Beams, Under Stone - Shipwrecked - Paying Respects
Beat up events
A Woman Scorned - Wanton Hubby - Philanderer on the Roof - Promiscuity Knocks - Spear of Infidelity
San Gimignano Dash - Florentine Sprint - Romagna Hustle - Venetian Rush - San Marco Scuttle - Horseplay
Assassination contracts
Day at the Market - Fallen Archers - Political Suicide - Reap What You Sow - Flee Market - Supply in Demand - Beginnings of a Conspiracy - Arch Enemies - Wet Work - Blade in the Crowd - Thicker than Water - Zero Tolerance - Honorable Thief - No Laughing Matter - False Legacy - Don't Get Your Hands Dirty - Showtime - Thin the Ranks - Go Towards the Light - Meeting Adjourned - Needle in a Haystack - Leader of the Pack - Peacekeeper - Caveat Emptor - Vertical Slice - No Camping - Dead on Arrival - Mark and Execute - Crash a Party - Hunting the Hunter
Courier assignments
Wedding Bells are Ringing - The Messenger's Burden - Speedy Delivery - The Perfect Marriage - Casanova