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Behind Closed Doors was a virtual representation of one of Ezio Auditore da Firenze's genetic memories, relived by Desmond Miles in 2012 through the Animus.


Ezio Auditore continued his hunt for the Pazzi in San Gimignano. He met with one of Mario's mercenaries, who informed Ezio that Archbishop Francesco Salviati was holed up inside his villa. Ezio took command of his own group of mercenaries and mounted an assault on the villa.


Ezio arrived near Villa Salviati in search of the mercenary.

  • Mercenary: Over here, Ezio!
    We've found Archbishop Salvati! He's barricaded himself inside that villa...
    Take some of my men. Use them to clear the fields. Then find a way over the walls so you can open the gates.
  • Ezio: Hmmm... Command over my own army? A nice change of pace from the usual sneaking and stabbing. I like it.

Ezio instructed the mercenaries to distract the guards. He then climbed over the walls, Salviati noticed Ezio.

  • Salviati: I see you there, Assassin!
    These walls have stood for a hundred years and will stand for a hundred more!
    Stop wasting the lives of your men!
    Vattene! Vattene via!
    (Go away!)
    All that awaits you here is death! Turn back!
BCD v 3

Ezio fighting Salviati's guards

Ezio entered the villa and opened the gates for the mercenaries.

  • Salviati: Men prepare yourself, the Assassin has arrived!
  • Ezio: I need to find a way to open the gates...
  • Salviati: I warned you to stay away, Assassin! You should have listened!!
    You're finished, Assassin! Do you hear me?! Finished!
  • Ezio: You Templars, always singing the same song...
  • Salviati: Do you think a few mercenari (mercenaries) scare me? Hah!
  • Ezio: They should.
  • Salviati: Shall I send your remains to that ubriacone (drunkard), Mario? Hah! What's the point? There won't be anything left of you to recognize!
  • Ezio: It's quite a plan you have: Spouting nonsense while you send these other men to die.
  • Salviati: I am a reasonable man. What say you to this: turn back now and I'll call off my men.
  • Ezio: Sorry, friend. You are on my list. Your fate is sealed.
  • Salviati: Tear him limb from limb! Let us paint the walls with his blood!
BCD v 4

Ezio assassinating Francesco Salviati

  • Ezio: That is no way to treat a guest!
  • Salviati: What is this?! Guards! To me!

While in combat, Ezio succeeded in killing Salviati.

  • Ezio: Where is Jacopo?
  • Salviati: He knows you come for him... emerging only in darkness to meet with the others...
  • Ezio: That answers when... Now tell me where?

Salviati did not answer Ezio's question.

  • Ezio: La fede dovrebbe dare conforto, non pena.
    (Faith should bring comfort, not pain.)
    Requiescat in Pace.
    (Rest in peace.)


Ezio assassinated Francesco Salviati, and continued his search for the remaining conspirators.


  • Francesco is regarded as a Brute enemy, both because of the weapon he wields, and because of the lines Ezio uses if the player taunts him.



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