Monteriggioni, Italy. This famous fortified town (referenced in Dante's "Divine Comedy") was built by the Sienese in 1213 as a front line defense in their wars against Florence. It withstood many attacks from the Fiorentini and the forces of the Bishop of Volterra. I'll post more in the comments.


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  • Please don't blush but...you are ace and the reason I love this sub reddit. I always come straight to the comments and there is always an overhead aerial view! So, thanks!
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  • Crosspost this to /r/gaming . They'll love it!
  • Also referenced in Assassin's Creed =)
  • I always thought they just made that one up for the game. Also interesting how it's actually bigger than in the game than in real life, and the walls really do look similar.
  • Most of the people and places in Assassin's creed were real. Even the assassins's in the first game were real.
  • As a history buff, its why I stuck with the first Assassin's Creed, which was fun but horribly repetitive. I've highly enjoyed the rest though. I loved exploring famous landmarks in Rome and Florence. Its better to see them in person, but I can't scale the Duomo in real life (at least not without severe risk of killing myself and/or spending a lot of time in an Italian prison).
  • They did an amazing job with Renaissance Italy. One day well in the future I'd love to see them revisit Jerusalem, Acre, & Damascus with an improved engine (Say 10 years from now?)
  • This is one I've been to! It's a very small town. I took a few photos. Here is the church and here is a gate leading out of town .
  • That church is actually in Assassin's Creed 2, looks just like it!
  • Kind of the point of a recreation! 🙂
  • True. But the amount of details they put in it is still amazing.
  • This was by far my favorite place in AC2.
  • Sadly, after upgrading it, there isn't a lot to do...
  • Do people live there currently or is it just a tourist spot?
  • People do live there, but it is a very small town. There are maybe 8k people that live in and around the town itself.
  • It has a couple cafes and a postcard shop, but it is basically a tourest attraction. The people who live around this area most likely are farmers, vintners or work in Sienna which is a twenty minute drive from the town.
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