The idea of doing a guided tour inspired by the Assassins’Creed game came to me thanks to a 12 year old boy. I was guiding him and his family and I noticed a particular interest in the history of the Medici family, but above all I was amazed by the precise questions he asked me about the Pazzi family. In short, an interest and enthusiasm very difficult to find in a boy of that age! I thought of a particularly good teacher who instilled in him curiosity about the Medici history, but immediately the boy pointed out that "he played Assassin's Creed". Seeing my somewhat puzzled face, he immediately began to explain to me the story of Ezio and the Assassins and how much historical information was provided to the player. From there to the purchase of the Assassin's Creed II game, the step was short! It took me a long time to complete Ezio's mission because I must admit that I am not a good player, but I was immediately conquered by the perfect mix of history and fiction of this game and by the extreme accuracy of the historical reconstruction and therefore why not create a guided tour on the tracks of Ezio to show visitors the places he crossed and what are the differences between fiction and reality? Initially I thought it could be a tour dedicated to boys and teenagers, to draw their attention more easily than in a 'classic' tour of Florence.
From the Ponte Vecchio, where the first fight with Vieri Pazzi takes place, crossing Piazza della Signoria, the place of execution of Ezio’s father and brothers, up to the Duomo from whose dome the protagonist makes his 'leap of faith' ... ... There are many symbolic places in Florence easily recognizable by those who played Assassin's Creed II. But you need to be more experienced to recognize the Palazzo Medici as well as the residence of the Auditore family or even the Church in whose crypt the Pazzi conspire to assassinate Lorenzo De’ Medici! In this regard, the Pazzi conspiracy is not an invention of the game, but was actually organized by the Pazzi family, the arch enemy of the Medici. Telling the story during the tour and seeing the differences compared to the Ubisoft version is my favorite part!
Whether you are avid Ezio fans or have never played it yet, the Assassin's Creed guided tour is an engaging and fun tour that will allow you to discover the key places of Florence, but also its most hidden and fascinating corners. We will discover places full of intrigue and action, which served as a backdrop to the struggle between Assassins and Templars on a thrilling journey through the Florentine Renaissance!