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


Maria Auditore confronted Ezio about his fight with Vieri de' Pazzi. Ezio, however, innocently declined his involvement in any fights, and accompanied his mother on her errand into the city.


  • Maria: Buon giorno (Hello), Ezio!
  • Ezio: Buon giorno a voi, madre. Come state? (Hello mother. How are you?)
  • Maria: Sto bene! (I'm good!) And you? Still recovering from last night?
  • Ezio: I have no idea what you're talking about.
  • Maria: Of course not. Anyway, I have an errand to run. I'd like you to join me.
  • Ezio: Con piacere. (With pleasure.)
  • Maria: Come. It's not far from here.
Friend 2 v

Maria asking Ezio for help with an errand

Ezio and his mother walked to their destination together.

  • Maria: I know about your fight with Vieri...
  • Ezio: What fight?
  • Maria: Per piacere, (Please,) let's not play this game.
  • Ezio: He spoke ill of us. I could not allow him to continue.
  • Maria: I'm sure he's having a hard time dealing with the accusations against his father. Francesco de' Pazzi is many things – and none of them good. But even I never suspected he'd be capable of murder.
  • Ezio: What will happen to him?
  • Maria: I imagine there will be a trial.
  • Ezio: Will father speak at it?
  • Maria: He'll have to. He's the one with the evidence.
  • Ezio: Still, I wish there was another way.
  • Maria: You've nothing to fear. Everyone wants justice done. It is an unfortunate state of affairs, but it will pass.

They arrived at Leonardo da Vinci's workshop.

  • Maria: Here we are.

Maria knocked on the door and Leonardo greeted them.

  • Maria: Hello Leonardo.
  • Leonardo: Madonna Maria!
  • Maria: This is my son, Ezio.
  • Leonardo: Molto onorato. (It's a pleasure to meet you.)
  • Ezio: L'onore è mio. (The honor is mine.)
  • Leonardo: Let me go and fetch the paintings. I'll be right back.

He went into the workshop, while Ezio and Maria waited for him.

  • Maria: He's very talented.
  • Ezio: Immagino. (I guess.)
  • Maria: Self expression is vital to understanding and enjoying life. You should find an outlet.
  • Ezio: I have plenty of outlets.
  • Maria: I meant besides vaginas.
  • Ezio: Mother!
Friend 3 v

Leonardo arriving with the paintings

Leonardo returned with a box containing paintings.

  • Leonardo: Back to your house, then?
  • Maria: Sì. Sì. (Yes. Yes.) Ezio, help Leonardo, will you?

Ezio carried the box all the way to his home.

  • Leonardo: So, Ezio, what do you do?
  • Maria: He's been working for his father.
  • Leonardo: Ah! You're to be a banker?
  • Ezio: For now. And you? Art, was it?
  • Leonardo: Truth be told, it's been difficult for me to settle. Painting is nice, but I often feel like my work lacks... I don't know... purpose. Does that make sense? I'd rather contribute more practically. More directly, Architecture, perhaps. Or anatomy. I'm not content to merely to capture the world. I want to change it.
  • Maria: Oh, Leonardo! I have no doubt you'll go on to do great things!
  • Leonardo: Vi ringrazio, Madonna. (I thank you.) That's kind of you.

They reached the Palazzo Auditore.

  • Maria: Thank you for the help, son. Don't let me keep you from your other duties.
  • Leonardo: It was nice to meet you, Ezio. I hope our paths cross again.
  • Ezio: Anch'io. (Me too.)


Maria Auditore introduced Ezio to Leonardo da Vinci, who was just starting his career as an inventor and artist.


  • If you lead Maria and Leonardo to the docks on the Arno, you can knock them into the water and drown them. This will not affect the story and they will reappear once you reach the Palazzo Auditore and trigger the cutscene, although they may still be dripping wet and hovering strangely as if still lying dead in the water.



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