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An Unexpected Visitor was a virtual representation of one of Ezio Auditore's genetic memories, relived by Desmond Miles in 2012 through the Animus 2.01.


After following a mysterious voice, Ezio Auditore met with his old friend Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo explained about his involvement with the Borgia, and upon hearing of Ezio's loss of the Codex weapons, offered to replace them if the cost of the materials was covered.


Ezio heard an unknown voice calling to him.

  • Voice: Pst. Ezio! Over here. Ezio! Come here.
  • Ezio: Chi è lá? (Who is there?)

Ezio searched for the mysterious voice, and approached an anachronically placed cardboard box, when Leonardo appeared behind him.

Visitor 2

Leonardo handing Ezio the list of Templar Overseers

  • Leonardo: Ezio!
  • Ezio: Leonardo!
  • Leonardo: I knew you were behind the break-in at Sant'Angelo! It is good to see you, friend.
  • Ezio: Come here.

The two embraced.

  • Leonardo: Forgive me. The Borgia have commandeered my services. Actually, they would have killed me had I refused.
  • Ezio: What do they want?
  • Leonardo: War machines. I have constructed weapons for all the Borgia guards and other terrible monstrosities besides. They are very well designed, Ezio. Here. The names of the Templars overseeing their construction. Cesare intends to supply his army with my creations. You must dismantle them.
  • Ezio: Grazie (Thank you). I will take care of the plans and the machines.
  • Leonardo: There is far graver news, I am afraid. They have the Apple.
  • Ezio: Yes, I know. I gave the Apple to Mario.
  • Leonardo: I am sorry, Ezio. Cesare left it in my hands to study, to make it work. Then Rodrigo took it from me, I know not where.
  • Ezio: I will recover it in time. Leonardo, I have lost all the Codex inventions you once fashioned for me.
  • Leonardo: Hmm. Remaking them will be easy, I never forget a design. But you must compensate me for the raw material.
  • Ezio: Really? They are not paying you at il Vaticano (the Vatican)?
  • Leonardo: Very... very little. If we are to do this, we must appear to not meet at all.

Leonardo drew a sketch on a nearby bench.

Visitor 3

Leonardo marking a bench with a drawing

  • Ezio: A hand pointing?
  • Leonardo: It's pointing to where you should sit. So, sit!
  • Ezio: Yes, maestro.

Ezio sat and Leonardo followed. After this, Ezio chose one of the Codex weapons to be created by Leonardo and compensated him for the materials.

  • Leonardo: Wait here. I will be back soon. I must return to my workshop.

Some time passed, before Leonardo returned with the invention.


Ezio could meet with Leonardo in different locations around Rome and re-obtain the Codex weapons through purchasing them. Once Ezio had destroyed all of the war machines, Leonardo would also create a parachute for him, which Ezio could then purchase and resupply from any tailor.


  • Just before Leonardo appeared, Ezio approached a cardboard box. This was a reference to the Metal Gear series, in which the main character, Solid Snake, hid from enemy guards in a cardboard box.
  • If the camera was manipulated to show Ezio's face when the voice was calling to him, it could be seen that Ezio was saying Leonardo's line.
  • Even if Ezio doesn't purchase anything from Leonardo, the Double Blade still shows up in the Weapons section of the Inventory menu for the rest of the game.


Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood memories
Main memories
Sequence 1: Peace at Last
Mass Exodus - Homecoming - R & R - Horsing Around - Target Practice - Reunion - Vilified - Emergency Exit
Sequence 2: A Wilderness of Tigers
As Good As New - Well Executed - New Man in Town - Easy Come, Easy Go - Who's Got Mail? - Crepi il Lupo - The Halls of Nero - Roman Underground
Sequence 3: The Fighter, the Lover and the Thief
Double Agent - Between a Rock and a Hard Place - High-Stakes Negotiation - Collective Intelligence
Sequence 4: Den of Thieves
Castello Crasher - Femme Fatale - The Burdens We Carry - Guardian of Forlì - Man of the People - Serial Offender - Human Cargo - An Unexpected Visitor - War Plans - Outgunned - The Plan
Sequence 5: The Banker
Escape From Debt - Follow the Money - When in Rome... - In and Out - Paper Trail
Sequence 6: The Baron de Valois
Gatekeeper - French Kiss - Trojan Horse - Au Revoir
Sequence 7: The Key to the Castello
Patching the Leak - Calling All Stand-Ins - Exit Stage Right - Intervention - Ascension
Sequence 8: The Borgia
Requiem - An Apple a Day - The Apple of Eden - Demilitarization - Seeing Red - All Roads Lead To...
Sequence 9: The Fall
Pax Romana - A Seed
Secret locations
Wolves Among the Dead - Thrown to the Wolves - Leader of the Pack - The Sixth Day - A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing - Shopaholic - Liquid Gold
War machines
War Plans - Loose Cannon - War Plans - Flying Machine 2.0 - War Plans - Hell on Wheels
Templar agents
Down to Earth - Counter-Propaganda - Excommunication - Firing Line - Red-Handed - The Ringer
Cristina memories
A Second Chance - Last Rites - Best Man - Persona Non Grata - Love's Labour's Lost
Assassination contracts
Two's Company - Tactical Correction - ...And Three's a Crowd - Serf's Turf - The Three Amici - Red Letter Day - The Merchant of Rome - Bearers of Bad News - Cardinal Sin - Turning the Tables - Graduation - Brutes and Brutality
Thief assignments
Lost Pup - A Clash of Interests - Up to Speed - Class Warfare - Pointing Fingers - Eye on the Prize - Young at Heart - Downsizing - A Blanket Finish - For the Fans
Courtesan assignments
Property Dispute - Old Habits Die Hard - The Morning After - Running Scared - Live Bait - Malpractice - Closing In - Bad Politics - Troublemakers - Ghostwriting
The Da Vinci Disappearance
A Roll of the Dice - The One Who Got Away - Memento Mori - Bon Voyage - Last Minute Invite - The Ezio Auditore Affair - Decoding Da Vinci - The Temple of Pythagoras
Copernicus Conspiracy
False Censorship - Out of Orbit - Intelligentsia - Honorary Degree - Expedited Post - Man in Red - Sitting Ducks - Close the Book