Mario Auditore gave Ezio, Claudia, and Maria a tour of Monteriggioni. After they arrived at the Villa Auditore, Mario sent Ezio to the market to purchase a pair of greaves, a dagger, and some medicine.
- Mario: So, tell me everything!
- Ezio: They executed father for treason. Federico and Petruccio too. Then they came for me.
- Mario: Do you know why?
- Ezio: I have no answers, uncle... Only a list of names taken from a man who wished me dead.
I still can't believe they are gone...
- Mario: Don't worry. We will make sense of this.
- Ezio: I wish I shared your optimism.
- Mario: Come on, keep pace! We're almost there. I think you will find much to like in Monteriggioni.
- Ezio: I thought Monteriggioni was an enemy of Firenze...
- Mario: For now. Next year it will be its friend. The year after, its enemy again. And on and on. I cannot keep track. So I have stopped trying.
These are honest, hardworking people. Our shops may only carry simple goods, but they're well made and dependable.
There is a chapel here too. The prete (priest) seems a nice enough fellow, but I've never been much of a believer.
Did you know the Villa Auditore is almost 200 years old? It was built by my great-grandfather, a strange man, who carried all kinds of secrets. Keep your eyes open, and you might discover a few of them yourself...
With all the fighting that's been going on, this place has started to get a bit rough around the edges. I wish I could do something about it, but I just don't have the time or money to fix things up. Guess that's life, eh?
Here we are, Casa dolce casa! (Home sweet home.) So? What do you think?
- Ezio: It's most impressive, uncle.
- Mario: She's seen better days, I suppose. Believe me, I'd have her shining again... if only I had the time.
Now that you have had the tour, nipote (nephew), you should go and outfit yourself. My men in the market are expecting you. Return here when you are finished and we'll begin.
- Ezio: Begin? Begin what?
- Mario: I thought you'd come here to train?
- Ezio: No, uncle. I came here to escape Firenze – and intend to take my family further still.
- Mario: But what about your father? He'd want you to finish his work.
- Ezio: What work? My father was a banker.
- Mario: Wait... He did not tell you?
- Ezio: I have no idea what you're talking about...
- Mario: Ma che mi combini, Giovanni?! (What were you thinking, Giovanni?!) Where to even begin...
Go and fetch the gear in the market. It will give me time to think.
- Ezio: But–
- Mario: But that's that. We'll talk more later.
Some spending money, should you need it. And if you find yourself in need of rest, I've prepared a room for you on the top floor of the Villa.
- Ezio: Don't worry, we're only staying here for a little while.
- Claudia: I don't like it here. I want to go home.
- Ezio: I know.
Ezio took his mother and sister to Monteriggioni, where they would be safe. On his uncle's orders, he also equipped himself with some armor, a weapon and some medicine.