"Medieval Manhattan. That's what the little walled hill-top town in Tuscany named San Gimignano is often referred to for its many medieval towers.
Seen from afar the towered town looks like a smaller medieval version of Manhattan's skyscrapered skyline. These towers were built by competing families both for protection from each other (think Romeo & Juliet) and to show power and prestige.
Assassin's Creed 2 will be set in Renaissance Italy and specifically Venice and Florence. However, recent reports and photo scans from the upcoming Game Informer issue shows two shots of particular interest that show that Tuscany's countryside and towns will also be locations the new protagonist, Ezio Auditore de Firenze, will visit."
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