- Sofia: Salute. (Hello.) I'm closing in on two more books – one near Topkapı and the other in the Bayezid district.
- Ezio: Bayezid first. Topkapı will be a dead end.
- Sofia: Ah, si. (yes.)
Ezio revealed the book.
- Ezio: What do you make of this?
- Sofia: Oh Ezio, è incredibile! (This is incredible!) Early coptic bindings, still in good shape. Amazing. This must be a 3rd century transcription of the original.
- Ezio: Sofia, what happened here?
- Sofia: Oh, that happens once or twice a year. People break in, thinking they will find money. I do not keep much here, but this time they made off with a portrait of some value. It is a shame.
- Ezio: You keep working. I will find your painting.
- Sofia: Ezio, the thief could be anywhere by now.
- Ezio: If the thief came for money, but took a painting, he should be close by, eager to get rid of it.
- Sofia: Well, if you happen to find it within the next few hours, meet me by the aqueduct. I will be running errands.
Ezio becomes suspicious.
- Ezio: There is a man with a suspicious look
Ezio found the thief.
- Ezio: Where is it, ladro (thief)? Confess!
- Thief: I have done nothing! You cannot prove a damn thing!
- Ezio: I do not need to. I will just keep hitting you until you talk.
- Thief: I found that painting, I mean, someone gave it to me.
- Ezio: Get your story straight before you lie to my face.
- Thief: God help me!
- Ezio: He has much better things to do than answer your prayers.
Ezio beat up the thief.
- Ezio: I do not care how you got the painting. Just tell me where it is.
- Thief: I sold it to a merchant in the Bazaar. How else will I feed myself?
- Ezio: Next time, find a nicer way to be an canaglia (asshole).
Ezio made his way to the merchant.
- Merchant: I have a painting for sale, if you are curious. A luminous portrait. You see how lifelike she looks. Her beauty shines through!
Ezio recovered the painting and took it back to Sofia.
- Sofia: It is a good likeness, don't you think?
- Ezio: I prefer the original.
- Sofia: Buffone. (You jester.) This was a gift from my father for my twenty-eight birthday. I had to sit for messer (Mister) Albrecht Dürer for a full week. Can you imagine? Me sitting still for seven days? Doing nothing?
- Ezio: I cannot.
- Sofia: Una tortura! (Torture!) So, I found you another book location. And it is not far from here actually.
- Ezio: Grazie. (Thank you.)
- Sofia: Ezio, what is this all about? You are not a scholar, that much is clear. Do you work for the church?
- Ezio: Not the church, no. But I am a teacher... of a kind. I will explain one day, Sofia. When I can.
Ezio retrieved the painting for Sofia and another book location was revealed to him.
- The picture Ezio retrieved was an actual painting by Albrecht Dürer, Portrait of a Venetian Woman. However, it is unknown who the original sitter for the portrait actually was.