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elvindrummer
03-16-2011, 02:28 PM
I want to go to Italy so bad everytime I sit down and start playing creed. It looks so beautiful and historic (we have nothing like it in the US). So which city would you most like to visit? OR if you have visited Rome, Florence, etc. which one is closest to creed?

I think Florence is probabely the most similar because Venice and Rome has been modernized a lot. Tho idk because I have never been.

ThaWhistle
03-16-2011, 02:39 PM
the city that is rpobably most similar to how it was in the middle ages is San Gimignano. and no trip to italy is complete without going to Florence, Rome and Venice.

ElleCore
03-16-2011, 02:40 PM
I'd mostly visit Rome.
Imagine going in an AC location and start saying "Look I killed people here!"

elvindrummer
03-16-2011, 02:43 PM
Originally posted by ElleCore:
I'd mostly visit Rome.
Imagine going in an AC location and start saying "Look I killed people here!"

I would totally do that!
And I would also push thruogh crowds and prob end up getting in trouble but I wouldn't be able to resist!

magesupermaster
03-16-2011, 02:44 PM
What about Jerusalem, Acre, Vienna, Damascus, Forli, Monteriggioni, and Cyprus?(Not a city)
EDIT: You've updated it. Good.

As I live in the Holy Land myself, I have been numerous times to Jerusalem and Acre.

elvindrummer
03-16-2011, 02:46 PM
Originally posted by magesupermaster:
What about Jerusalem, Acre, Vienna, Damascus, Forli, Monteriggioni, and Cyprus?(Not a city)

they are in the poll options, well not all but just because I didn't want to take up that much room.
I said -I- want to go to Florence. I wasn't saying the others don't count
Edit: oh and I just saw that you saw I changed it.

Rakudaton
03-16-2011, 03:45 PM
VENICE!! The most beautiful video game city ever. Diving off of a tower into the lovely sparkly blue water is just magical. *sighs*

Second choice would be Acre. Again the water's a treat (even if it's just for show, and you can't swim). The castle and architecture are lovely as well.

O6EvolutionIXMR
03-16-2011, 04:25 PM
Went to several of them last year on my honeymoon.

4 days in Rome, 4 days in Florence. Visited Vatican city which was amazing, 2 days in Venice. Wish I could've visited San Gimignano & Monteriggioni also, but we couldn't fit it into the 2 week trip unfortunately.

Pics:

http://andreneves.net/f327303846

elvindrummer
03-16-2011, 04:59 PM
Originally posted by O6EvolutionIXMR:
Went to several of them last year on my honeymoon.

4 days in Rome, 4 days in Florence. Visited Vatican city which was amazing, 2 days in Venice. Wish I could've visited San Gimignano & Monteriggioni also, but we couldn't fit it into the 2 week trip unfortunately.

Pics:

http://andreneves.net/f327303846

really sweet pictures! and did you take the stairs up the basilica or do it the ezio way? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif jk. But its soooo pretty I want to go!!!

I also wish Monteriggioni had the vill but it doesnt.

but thanks for sharing the pics

LaCava1
03-16-2011, 05:23 PM
Jerusalem. I would want to see the Dome of the Rock.

ThaWhistle
03-16-2011, 05:27 PM
Originally posted by Rakudaton:
VENICE!! The most beautiful video game city ever. Diving off of a tower into the lovely sparkly blue water is just magical. *sighs*

Second choice would be Acre. Again the water's a treat (even if it's just for show, and you can't swim). The castle and architecture are lovely as well.

hehe, sparkling water.

O6EvolutionIXMR
03-17-2011, 09:59 AM
LoL, having recently been to Venice I could tell you that it's anything BUT.

FragonAge
03-17-2011, 10:45 AM
Originally posted by O6EvolutionIXMR:
LoL, having recently been to Venice I could tell you that it's anything BUT.

Yeah, besides Venice is one of the most beautiful cities I've ever visited, the water isn't really that blue and there floats a lot of garbage around it...

BK-110
03-17-2011, 12:34 PM
The city that interests me the most out of these would be Venice. I'm actually going to Italy with a friend soon, so I'll be checking out most of the Italian cities listed.

RebeccaLH
03-17-2011, 01:07 PM
Damascus.

ferchotouille
03-17-2011, 01:33 PM
I've been to Florence, Venice and Rome and I'll tell you something: the three of them are gorgeous cities!!

You'll actually be surprised by how small and minimal they did everything in the AC games, Saint Mark's Square at Venice is HUGE and it's really small in AC2.

Actually comparing those cities with how they are in the AC games, I could tell you:

FLORENCE.
*****es, lots of *****es! LOL the city has LOTS of statues, way more than in the game, those few statues featured in the game are placed in totally different locations, there are a lot of them where Ezio's dad and brothers were "you know" for instance.
The city has been seriously modernized but it has a beautiful european charm going on through the whole city, however those landmarks you see in the game are beautifully preserved and they are a lot more pretty than in the game, you'll feel great at Ponte Veccio which is where the game starts, but you should not star a fight there as Ezio did unless you know how to climb buildings as he does cause the police will be immediately after you! haha...
The Duomo Cathedral is AMAZING, it's huge and it has a Baptisterio right infront of it that it's not in the game. Lots of museums (you can visit Michelangello's David, even though there's a couple of replicas through the city, and you can buy some boxers or aprons with David's weinner as I did LOL)...
Beautiful cars and girls to see there! and OMG delicious food!

VENICE.
well, the watter isn't blue, and it certainly doesn't glow hahaha, some people say it smells but I didn't experienced that, so it maybe varies depending on the season you're going or something...
You can see Ponte Rialto Finished and you can see the famous Ponte Dei Sospiri which is not in the game.
I didn't go at Carnival's season but I've heard it's great to be there by that time (lots of masks and costumes like in the game).
A gondola ride is a must, and if you can find a singing gondolier, the better. Again, the Cathedral and other landmarks are way more big in reality and there's a whole section of the city that you cannot visit in the game (you can see it across the water but you can't go there) that has some interesting sight seeings (Santa Maria della Salute for instance).
The millitary complex you see in the game doesn't exist (I really don't know if it ever did). Take money with you, lots of money, cause everything is expensive here, because of transportation.

ROME.
You see two worlds in the game, Ancient and Rennaissance Rome together, well, add Modern Rome and you'll have what this city is, you can see ancient columns right infront of a Lamborgini store, beside a Reinassance curch. It is certainly huge in the game but nothing like the real one, it is a massive city!.
Art is everywhere, and it also have tons of statues, plazas, fountains and beautiful monuments here and there, Piaza di Venezia (not in the game)for instance , is gorgeous and Piaza Navona is a lot more beautiful than in the game with that enourmous fountain, speaking of fountains, Fontana di Trevi is a Must (also not in the game).
... Pizza, OMG pizza (am I hungry now?). The Vatican itself is nothing like in the game, everything, EVERYTHING it's different,cause it was all added after the period of time in the game, beautiful to visit nonetheless.
Castel Santangelo is also huge. Lots of pretty cars and girls here too! hahahaha

notafanboy
03-17-2011, 02:15 PM
Originally posted by magesupermaster:
What about Jerusalem, Acre, Vienna, Damascus, Forli, Monteriggioni, and Cyprus?(Not a city)
EDIT: You've updated it. Good.

As I live in the Holy Land myself, I have been numerous times to Jerusalem and Acre.
do you know the name of the huge cathedral in acre ? ,ive always wanted to see how it looks like today

elvindrummer
03-17-2011, 02:22 PM
Originally posted by ferchotouille:
I've been to Florence, Venice and Rome and I'll tell you something: the three of them are gorgeous cities!!

You'll actually be surprised by how small and minimal they did everything in the AC games, Saint Mark's Square at Venice is HUGE and it's really small in AC2.

Actually comparing those cities with how they are in the AC games, I could tell you:

FLORENCE.
*****es, lots of *****es! LOL the city has LOTS of statues, way more than in the game, those few statues featured in the game are placed in totally different locations, there are a lot of them where Ezio's dad and brothers were "you know" for instance.
The city has been seriously modernized but it has a beautiful european charm going on through the whole city, however those landmarks you see in the game are beautifully preserved and they are a lot more pretty than in the game, you'll feel great at Ponte Veccio which is where the game starts, but you should not star a fight there as Ezio did unless you know how to climb buildings as he does cause the police will be immediately after you! haha...
The Duomo Cathedral is AMAZING, it's huge and it has a Baptisterio right infront of it that it's not in the game. Lots of museums (you can visit Michelangello's David, even though there's a couple of replicas through the city, and you can buy some boxers or aprons with David's weinner as I did LOL)...
Beautiful cars and girls to see there! and OMG delicious food!

VENICE.
well, the watter isn't blue, and it certainly doesn't glow hahaha, some people say it smells but I didn't experienced that, so it maybe varies depending on the season you're going or something...
You can see Ponte Rialto Finished and you can see the famous Ponte Dei Sospiri which is not in the game.
I didn't go at Carnival's season but I've heard it's great to be there by that time (lots of masks and costumes like in the game).
A gondola ride is a must, and if you can find a singing gondolier, the better. Again, the Cathedral and other landmarks are way more big in reality and there's a whole section of the city that you cannot visit in the game (you can see it across the water but you can't go there) that has some interesting sight seeings (Santa Maria della Salute for instance).
The millitary complex you see in the game doesn't exist (I really don't know if it ever did). Take money with you, lots of money, cause everything is expensive here, because of transportation.

ROME.
You see two worlds in the game, Ancient and Rennaissance Rome together, well, add Modern Rome and you'll have what this city is, you can see ancient columns right infront of a Lamborgini store, beside a Reinassance curch. It is certainly huge in the game but nothing like the real one, it is a massive city!.
Art is everywhere, and it also have tons of statues, plazas, fountains and beautiful monuments here and there, Piaza di Venezia (not in the game)for instance , is gorgeous and Piaza Navona is a lot more beautiful than in the game with that enourmous fountain, speaking of fountains, Fontana di Trevi is a Must (also not in the game).
... Pizza, OMG pizza (am I hungry now?). The Vatican itself is nothing like in the game, everything, EVERYTHING it's different,cause it was all added after the period of time in the game, beautiful to visit nonetheless.
Castel Santangelo is also huge. Lots of pretty cars and girls here too! hahahaha

I'm so jealous you got to go to all these places. And I'm sure the cities are different because they have been expanding ever since the game. I mean the game took place a while ago and I knew they prob weren't totally accurate.

I'm a girl so I don't care so much bout the girls http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif lol but yea haha I actually wondered if the pizza was good.

Sounds really cool though. Hopefully someday I can visit the places. I kinda wanna learn italian first though and stay for a few months.

IIwangcarsII
03-17-2011, 04:06 PM
Oh my god @O6EvolutionIXMR those pics are beautiful! i really want to visit those cities, and i guess it wouldnt be so expensive on travel costs as i live closer to italy than you Americans! hehe http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

massmurdera_666
03-17-2011, 05:00 PM
Originally posted by ElleCore:
I'd mostly visit Rome.
Imagine going in an AC location and start saying "Look I killed people here!"

I know Liberty City isn't totally accurate in GTA4, but when I went to New York city I was constantly embarrassing my friends when I kept pointing at places and saying I killed someone there.

ferchotouille
03-17-2011, 05:04 PM
Originally posted by elvindrummer:
I'm a girl so I don't care so much bout the girls http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif lol but yea haha I actually wondered if the pizza was good.

well, there's plenty of good looking men as well, I was actually kind of jealous cause I found every store clerk, every waiter, every bus driver and almost every guy on the street looked like a Calvin Klein model or something hehehe...

and yep, the Pizza is actually fantastic http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Italy is an amazing country to visit, AC related or not, good luck and have fun when you finally go!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

O6EvolutionIXMR
03-17-2011, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by notafanboy:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by magesupermaster:
What about Jerusalem, Acre, Vienna, Damascus, Forli, Monteriggioni, and Cyprus?(Not a city)
EDIT: You've updated it. Good.

As I live in the Holy Land myself, I have been numerous times to Jerusalem and Acre.
do you know the name of the huge cathedral in acre ? ,ive always wanted to see how it looks like today </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't believe that the "Cathedral of the Holy Cross" ever existed(in reality lol). If you do some research on the area of Acre, you will see that no such site ever existed.
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100806110128/assassinscreed/images/thumb/2/24/Ac-acre-cathedral.jpg/800px-Ac-acre-cathedral.jpg


I believe the developers modeled it after Cologne Cathedral in Germany...
http://www.webbaviation.co.uk/deutschland/7435-cologne-cathedral.jpg
http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/25/99625-004-BDC242E4.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3187/2659226387_83fec35361.jpg

...or Chartres Cathedral in France...
http://media.web.britannica.com/eb-media/79/93579-004-45C763BC.jpg

Also, it does seem out of place considering "Gothic Architecture" was only used primarily in France at that early period.

O6EvolutionIXMR
03-17-2011, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by JetChrisUK:
Oh my god @O6EvolutionIXMR those pics are beautiful! i really want to visit those cities, and i guess it wouldnt be so expensive on travel costs as i live closer to italy than you Americans! hehe http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Thank you very much. We booked thru "Road to Italy" which is supposedly the best place to go thru for trips to Italy. I will say, it definitely wasn't cheap. The price of a new car actually.
But everything was amazingly well done thru them and wouldn't go any other way except thru them. Treated like royalty actually.

O6EvolutionIXMR
03-17-2011, 07:39 PM
By the way, alot of you that are naming some of the places from AC1 have to realize that most look nothing like what they did when the game took place.

The only location that looks nearly identical in overall structures in any of the AC games is Venice.

ThaWhistle
03-17-2011, 07:52 PM
Originally posted by O6EvolutionIXMR:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by notafanboy:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by magesupermaster:
What about Jerusalem, Acre, Vienna, Damascus, Forli, Monteriggioni, and Cyprus?(Not a city)
EDIT: You've updated it. Good.

As I live in the Holy Land myself, I have been numerous times to Jerusalem and Acre.
do you know the name of the huge cathedral in acre ? ,ive always wanted to see how it looks like today </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't believe that the "Cathedral of the Holy Cross" ever existed(in reality lol). If you do some research on the area of Acre, you will see that no such site ever existed.
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100806110128/assassinscreed/images/thumb/2/24/Ac-acre-cathedral.jpg/800px-Ac-acre-cathedral.jpg


I believe the developers modeled it after Cologne Cathedral in Germany...
http://www.webbaviation.co.uk/deutschland/7435-cologne-cathedral.jpg
http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/25/99625-004-BDC242E4.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3187/2659226387_83fec35361.jpg

...or Chartres Cathedral in France...
http://media.web.britannica.com/eb-media/79/93579-004-45C763BC.jpg

Also, it does seem out of place considering "Gothic Architecture" was only used primarily in France at that early period. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


I think its safe to say the only thing accurate about Acre was that its a coastal city.

O6EvolutionIXMR
03-17-2011, 07:53 PM
Originally posted by ThaWhistle:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by O6EvolutionIXMR:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by notafanboy:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by magesupermaster:
What about Jerusalem, Acre, Vienna, Damascus, Forli, Monteriggioni, and Cyprus?(Not a city)
EDIT: You've updated it. Good.

As I live in the Holy Land myself, I have been numerous times to Jerusalem and Acre.
do you know the name of the huge cathedral in acre ? ,ive always wanted to see how it looks like today </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't believe that the "Cathedral of the Holy Cross" ever existed(in reality lol). If you do some research on the area of Acre, you will see that no such site ever existed.
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100806110128/assassinscreed/images/thumb/2/24/Ac-acre-cathedral.jpg/800px-Ac-acre-cathedral.jpg


I believe the developers modeled it after Cologne Cathedral in Germany...
http://www.webbaviation.co.uk/deutschland/7435-cologne-cathedral.jpg
http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/25/99625-004-BDC242E4.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3187/2659226387_83fec35361.jpg

...or Chartres Cathedral in France...
http://media.web.britannica.com/eb-media/79/93579-004-45C763BC.jpg

Also, it does seem out of place considering "Gothic Architecture" was only used primarily in France at that early period. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


I think its safe to say the only thing accurate about Acre was that its a coastal city. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Exactly.
You also have to remember, surely the developers turned to historians to get an idea of what the area looked like at that time. But over the years, records vanish so without much information, they probably improvised a bit, adding their own touches here and there.

Shadow Markuz
03-17-2011, 08:44 PM
Hi to all! First post! I'm Italian and I needed to answer this thread. Two weeks ago I went on holiday in Tuscany and, being the AC addict that I am, I decided to go for my third time to Monteriggioni and took a lot of pictures. Thought I could share some in a slideshow, after what I saw from the previous posts:

http://img340.imageshack.us/sl....php?id=img0577o.jpg (http://img340.imageshack.us/slideshow/webplayer.php?id=img0577o.jpg)

As already said by other users, don't expect the real Monteriggioni to be exactly like in the game. Differently from Venice, Florence and Rome, the actual village is smaller than the in-game Monteriggioni and is not built on two levels (the villa doesn't exist, of course). Still, there are a lot of details that the devs put in the game and that I tried to take a picture of, so feel free to have a look and to ask me anything you'd like about Italy!

P.S.: there's also a quote from Dante's Inferno on the walls of Monteriggioni. Coincidence?

O6EvolutionIXMR
03-17-2011, 09:01 PM
Originally posted by Shadow_Markuz:
...Differently from Venice, Florence and Rome, the actual village is smaller than the in-game Monteriggioni

Just looked at all your pics, very very nice. Thanks for sharing.
In respect to the actual scale of the cities that I've been to, here is what I observed.

"Old" Rome seems to be the most accurate, along with Venice. Florence is alot bigger in person than it is in the game. Takes you quite a while to run from Ponte Vecchio to the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore when compared to the game. The basilica itself is ALOT bigger in Person also.

Shadow Markuz
03-17-2011, 09:08 PM
Oh yeah, I remember going around Florence during a school trip, it's really bigger than the game and we took a lot of time from Ponte Vecchio to S. Maria del Fiore. It's partially because we were kids, but still, it was/is far!

ThaWhistle
03-17-2011, 11:06 PM
conveniently for the devs, medieval cities were small. Jerusalem at hte time of AC1 was about 1.5 miles by 3 or 4 miles

florence was maybe 2miles long on the Arno side, but I can't remember at the moment. the point is all those cities were small because of the expense required in building walls all the wy around them.

elvindrummer
03-18-2011, 05:08 PM
Originally posted by Shadow_Markuz:
Hi to all! First post! I'm Italian and I needed to answer this thread. Two weeks ago I went on holiday in Tuscany and, being the AC addict that I am, I decided to go for my third time to Monteriggioni and took a lot of pictures. Thought I could share some in a slideshow, after what I saw from the previous posts:

http://img340.imageshack.us/sl....php?id=img0577o.jpg (http://img340.imageshack.us/slideshow/webplayer.php?id=img0577o.jpg)

As already said by other users, don't expect the real Monteriggioni to be exactly like in the game. Differently from Venice, Florence and Rome, the actual village is smaller than the in-game Monteriggioni and is not built on two levels (the villa doesn't exist, of course). Still, there are a lot of details that the devs put in the game and that I tried to take a picture of, so feel free to have a look and to ask me anything you'd like about Italy!

P.S.: there's also a quote from Dante's Inferno on the walls of Monteriggioni. Coincidence?

those pictures are so pretty! I wish we had something as old and beautiful as that in the US.And i think they should build the villa just cuz id be cool lol.

I have heard the dantes inferno thing before and I thought that was also really interesting. I wonder if they will bring it up in the game somehow.

so do you like tourists in italy? I've had a friend go and they said it seemed like no one wanted them there. I plan on learning or trying to learn before I visit.

colan33
03-19-2011, 02:50 AM
Rome!!!
I have read tons of stuff about the Roman empire and allways wanted to see the City that made this world.
What a BIG bonus it was when ACB was in Rome.
Well,19th July me and the family have a trip to Rome for 9 days!
8)
Damn i`m gonna visit every little spot and take pictures.
8)
Hopefully we can take the train to Venice to,that would make my day.

colan33
03-19-2011, 02:53 AM
Shadow_Markuz WOW!
Thank you 4 those pics!
The church really looks like that!
8)

Cpt_Yanni
03-19-2011, 04:25 AM
I went to Venice and Rome... I liked both cities a lot, but like the others said; Some landmarks are bigger in the real world(especially the Saint Marco's Square in Venice). Though the landmarks of Rome are (to be honest) more like their actual size (like Castel Sant Angelo etc...).

I think all cities are worth to visit when you've played the game. (Especially Venice, it has such a great and unique atmosphere in real life in my opinion...)

I went to Venice and Rome... I liked both cities a lot, but like the others said; Some landmarks are bigger in the real world(especially the Saint Marco's Square in Venice). Though the landmarks of Rome are (to be honest) more like their actual size (like Castel Sant Angelo etc...).

I think all cities are worth to visit when you've played the game. (Especially Venice, it has such a great and unique atmosphere in real life in my opinion...)

Shadow Markuz
03-19-2011, 08:21 AM
Originally posted by colan33:
Shadow_Markuz WOW!
Thank you 4 those pics!
The church really looks like that!
8)


Originally posted by elvindrummer:
those pictures are so pretty! I wish we had something as old and beautiful as that in the US.And i think they should build the villa just cuz id be cool lol.

I have heard the dantes inferno thing before and I thought that was also really interesting. I wonder if they will bring it up in the game somehow.

so do you like tourists in italy? I've had a friend go and they said it seemed like no one wanted them there. I plan on learning or trying to learn before I visit.

I'm really happy you like the photos, I took a lot of them because I thought I would share them some day http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. During last October Ubisoft Italy also made a fan day in Monteriggioni for just some twenty fans, and I didn't even know, so I made my own fan day. No merchandise but a lot of history and architecture, and I must say I love it!

I do like tourists! Though there aren't so many in my town which is famous all over Italy for rice and not for very important historical events like Rome or Venice. And it's not just me. Tourism is a very important part of our economy, so people who live and especially work in artistic towns and cities need tourists or their activity/job might come to an end. Especially Tuscany. The problem is that knowing that recently Americans took interest in Tuscany (especially famous people like George Clooney), they raised prices, especially about houses and stuff like that. Oh, I'm going off topic...

However, generally who lives in one place isn't able to see how beautiful it is but I must tell you this: I know how beautiful my country is (two days ago it was our 150th anniversary :P) and I strongly advise everybody to come and see it. I can even advise you with some places in Tuscany and Umbria that people normally don't know...

rawrsmitch
03-19-2011, 09:39 AM
I'd go to Florence, just because it's awesome. San Gimignano isn't really anything special, though it's funny to walk there in game if you've walked there in real as well. It just looks so similar.

Mogujoy
03-19-2011, 09:53 AM
Firenze, Monteriggioni, Roma, Venezia and Jerusalem

colan33
03-19-2011, 10:52 AM
I would also like to see Acko but i think it`s all just ruins now a days?
The Christians got some asswhoppin right there.

crash3
03-19-2011, 12:37 PM
ive been to rome its absolutely huge! landmarks like the colloseum a re so much bigger in reality than in the game however i would love to see florence and venice-absolutely beautiful buildings i wanna see some 18th century french cities now!

persiateddy95
03-19-2011, 03:53 PM
Venice and Acre, and then I would climb that giant Cathedral. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

UBOSOFT-Gamer
03-20-2011, 09:53 AM
Originally posted by O6EvolutionIXMR:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ThaWhistle:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by O6EvolutionIXMR:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by notafanboy:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by magesupermaster:
What about Jerusalem, Acre, Vienna, Damascus, Forli, Monteriggioni, and Cyprus?(Not a city)
EDIT: You've updated it. Good.

As I live in the Holy Land myself, I have been numerous times to Jerusalem and Acre.
do you know the name of the huge cathedral in acre ? ,ive always wanted to see how it looks like today </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't believe that the "Cathedral of the Holy Cross" ever existed(in reality lol). If you do some research on the area of Acre, you will see that no such site ever existed.
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100806110128/assassinscreed/images/thumb/2/24/Ac-acre-cathedral.jpg/800px-Ac-acre-cathedral.jpg


I believe the developers modeled it after Cologne Cathedral in Germany...
http://www.webbaviation.co.uk/deutschland/7435-cologne-cathedral.jpg
http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/25/99625-004-BDC242E4.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3187/2659226387_83fec35361.jpg

...or Chartres Cathedral in France...
http://media.web.britannica.com/eb-media/79/93579-004-45C763BC.jpg

Also, it does seem out of place considering "Gothic Architecture" was only used primarily in France at that early period. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


I think its safe to say the only thing accurate about Acre was that its a coastal city. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Exactly.
You also have to remember, surely the developers turned to historians to get an idea of what the area looked like at that time. But over the years, records vanish so without much information, they probably improvised a bit, adding their own touches here and there. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

There was indeed a christian building in acre. Some sources call it "Cathedral of the Holy cross" while ohter sources call it "Church of the holy cross" and cathedral and church is a difference.

But nobody know how the church/cathedral looked like, so the it is safe to say the devs modeled a building by their own.

This is how it looks like today.
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_9DJo1DYvKXM/R9uLv-6BsOI/AAAAAAAABp4/SytttzdKq_A/P3142384.JPG

When the city of Acre fall in 1291, the muslims destoyed a lot of buildings and during centuries, the city of Acre turned mostly into a muslimic dominated city. They builed the mosque in 1775-1805 on that place where the church/cathedral of the holy cross once was.

elvindrummer
03-20-2011, 04:07 PM
Originally posted by UBOSOFT-Gamer:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by O6EvolutionIXMR:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ThaWhistle:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by O6EvolutionIXMR:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by notafanboy:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by magesupermaster:
What about Jerusalem, Acre, Vienna, Damascus, Forli, Monteriggioni, and Cyprus?(Not a city)
EDIT: You've updated it. Good.

As I live in the Holy Land myself, I have been numerous times to Jerusalem and Acre.
do you know the name of the huge cathedral in acre ? ,ive always wanted to see how it looks like today </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't believe that the "Cathedral of the Holy Cross" ever existed(in reality lol). If you do some research on the area of Acre, you will see that no such site ever existed.
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100806110128/assassinscreed/images/thumb/2/24/Ac-acre-cathedral.jpg/800px-Ac-acre-cathedral.jpg


I believe the developers modeled it after Cologne Cathedral in Germany...
http://www.webbaviation.co.uk/deutschland/7435-cologne-cathedral.jpg
http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/25/99625-004-BDC242E4.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3187/2659226387_83fec35361.jpg

...or Chartres Cathedral in France...
http://media.web.britannica.com/eb-media/79/93579-004-45C763BC.jpg

Also, it does seem out of place considering "Gothic Architecture" was only used primarily in France at that early period. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


I think its safe to say the only thing accurate about Acre was that its a coastal city. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Exactly.
You also have to remember, surely the developers turned to historians to get an idea of what the area looked like at that time. But over the years, records vanish so without much information, they probably improvised a bit, adding their own touches here and there. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

There was indeed a christian building in acre. Some sources call it "Cathedral of the Holy cross" while ohter sources call it "Church of the holy cross" and cathedral and church is a difference.

But nobody know how the church/cathedral looked like, so the it is safe to say the devs modeled a building by their own.

This is how it looks like today.
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_9DJo1DYvKXM/R9uLv-6BsOI/AAAAAAAABp4/SytttzdKq_A/P3142384.JPG

When the city of Acre fall in 1291, the muslims destoyed a lot of buildings and during centuries, the city of Acre turned mostly into a muslimic dominated city. They builed the mosque in 1775-1805 on that place where the church/cathedral of the holy cross once was. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I remember reading somewhere that they found remains of tbe curch/cathedral but it is hard to find anything because in Boston there is a church also called church of the holy cross so a lot of information is abaout that church

elvindrummer
03-20-2011, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by Shadow_Markuz:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by colan33:
Shadow_Markuz WOW!
Thank you 4 those pics!
The church really looks like that!
8)


Originally posted by elvindrummer:
those pictures are so pretty! I wish we had something as old and beautiful as that in the US.And i think they should build the villa just cuz id be cool lol.

I have heard the dantes inferno thing before and I thought that was also really interesting. I wonder if they will bring it up in the game somehow.

so do you like tourists in italy? I've had a friend go and they said it seemed like no one wanted them there. I plan on learning or trying to learn before I visit.

I'm really happy you like the photos, I took a lot of them because I thought I would share them some day http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. During last October Ubisoft Italy also made a fan day in Monteriggioni for just some twenty fans, and I didn't even know, so I made my own fan day. No merchandise but a lot of history and architecture, and I must say I love it!

I do like tourists! Though there aren't so many in my town which is famous all over Italy for rice and not for very important historical events like Rome or Venice. And it's not just me. Tourism is a very important part of our economy, so people who live and especially work in artistic towns and cities need tourists or their activity/job might come to an end. Especially Tuscany. The problem is that knowing that recently Americans took interest in Tuscany (especially famous people like George Clooney), they raised prices, especially about houses and stuff like that. Oh, I'm going off topic...

However, generally who lives in one place isn't able to see how beautiful it is but I must tell you this: I know how beautiful my country is (two days ago it was our 150th anniversary :P) and I strongly advise everybody to come and see it. I can even advise you with some places in Tuscany and Umbria that people normally don't know... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

where is ubisoft italy located? like which city.

actually my parents and I were talking about how people like George Clooney are so interested in Italy lol. So not too off topic.

I'll be sure to ask you bout places to visit once I find out if I can actually go or not. But thanks again for all the info!

Shadow Markuz
03-20-2011, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by elvindrummer:
where is ubisoft italy located? like which city.

actually my parents and I were talking about how people like George Clooney are so interested in Italy lol. So not too off topic.

I'll be sure to ask you bout places to visit once I find out if I can actually go or not. But thanks again for all the info!

Ubi Italy is located in Milan and Buccinasco (which by the way are separated by around 6 miles :P). Just like you, I wanted to work with them but the job had already been taken by the time I called them. So angry that I'm always late...
The "funny" part is that Milan is 351 km (218 miles) far from Monteriggioni, which, again, shows Ubi's love for their fans, because they paid for travel and accommodation if I recall correctly.

Here's the fan day video. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahaW7BPXTpc&feature=channel_video_title) Yeah, I hate the journalist too for saying every time "Assassin Creed". You know, Italians... The Ubi brand manager even tries to correct him, obviously to no avail...

However, yeah ask whenever you like! I can't say I come to the US/World forum every day (which I should, to keep my english away from rust), but surely I do every two days http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

O6EvolutionIXMR
03-20-2011, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by colan33:
Rome!!!
I have read tons of stuff about the Roman empire and allways wanted to see the City that made this world.
What a BIG bonus it was when ACB was in Rome.
Well,19th July me and the family have a trip to Rome for 9 days!
8)
Damn i`m gonna visit every little spot and take pictures.
8)
Hopefully we can take the train to Venice to,that would make my day.

Rome is amazing. History on every street it seems. You're at the Colosseum, you turn the corner and your at Circus Maximus, etc.

Shadow Markuz
03-20-2011, 09:47 PM
Aha yes! There's an italian comedian who says that car dealers in Rome sell cars with complimentary columns...

O6EvolutionIXMR
03-20-2011, 10:11 PM
Originally posted by elvindrummer:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by UBOSOFT-Gamer:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by O6EvolutionIXMR:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ThaWhistle:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by O6EvolutionIXMR:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by notafanboy:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by magesupermaster:
What about Jerusalem, Acre, Vienna, Damascus, Forli, Monteriggioni, and Cyprus?(Not a city)
EDIT: You've updated it. Good.

As I live in the Holy Land myself, I have been numerous times to Jerusalem and Acre.
do you know the name of the huge cathedral in acre ? ,ive always wanted to see how it looks like today </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't believe that the "Cathedral of the Holy Cross" ever existed(in reality lol). If you do some research on the area of Acre, you will see that no such site ever existed.
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100806110128/assassinscreed/images/thumb/2/24/Ac-acre-cathedral.jpg/800px-Ac-acre-cathedral.jpg


I believe the developers modeled it after Cologne Cathedral in Germany...
http://www.webbaviation.co.uk/deutschland/7435-cologne-cathedral.jpg
http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/25/99625-004-BDC242E4.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3187/2659226387_83fec35361.jpg

...or Chartres Cathedral in France...
http://media.web.britannica.com/eb-media/79/93579-004-45C763BC.jpg

Also, it does seem out of place considering "Gothic Architecture" was only used primarily in France at that early period. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


I think its safe to say the only thing accurate about Acre was that its a coastal city. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Exactly.
You also have to remember, surely the developers turned to historians to get an idea of what the area looked like at that time. But over the years, records vanish so without much information, they probably improvised a bit, adding their own touches here and there. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

There was indeed a christian building in acre. Some sources call it "Cathedral of the Holy cross" while ohter sources call it "Church of the holy cross" and cathedral and church is a difference.

But nobody know how the church/cathedral looked like, so the it is safe to say the devs modeled a building by their own.

This is how it looks like today.
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_9DJo1DYvKXM/R9uLv-6BsOI/AAAAAAAABp4/SytttzdKq_A/P3142384.JPG

When the city of Acre fall in 1291, the muslims destoyed a lot of buildings and during centuries, the city of Acre turned mostly into a muslimic dominated city. They builed the mosque in 1775-1805 on that place where the church/cathedral of the holy cross once was. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I remember reading somewhere that they found remains of tbe curch/cathedral but it is hard to find anything because in Boston there is a church also called church of the holy cross so a lot of information is abaout that church </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks for pointing that out. Like you mentioned, there doesn't seem to be too much information on it.
I find it hard to consider it being anything "grande" as depicted in the game with not even a sketch or painting in existance of it.
Here's some of the only solid information on it I could find...

http://www.iaa-conservation.or...zzarWaterCistern.pdf (http://www.iaa-conservation.org.il/images/files/pdf_docs/Radojewski2010_AlJazzarWaterCistern.pdf)

http://books.google.com/books?...holy%20cross&f=false (http://books.google.com/books?id=Xifq5OE7174C&lpg=PA183&ots=boHh1uje8B&dq=The%20Churches%20of%20Crusader%20Acre&pg=PA48#v=snippet&q=cathedral%20of%20the%20holy%20cross&f=false)

colan33
03-21-2011, 12:17 PM
Robyn Young writes a LOT about Acko.
it`s about the Crusaders and the problem they had becouse of every different "christian" rite.
There you can read a lot about the city and if i`m correct he has historical background to the city.

elvindrummer
03-22-2011, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by Shadow_Markuz:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by elvindrummer:
where is ubisoft italy located? like which city.

actually my parents and I were talking about how people like George Clooney are so interested in Italy lol. So not too off topic.

I'll be sure to ask you bout places to visit once I find out if I can actually go or not. But thanks again for all the info!

Ubi Italy is located in Milan and Buccinasco (which by the way are separated by around 6 miles :P). Just like you, I wanted to work with them but the job had already been taken by the time I called them. So angry that I'm always late...
The "funny" part is that Milan is 351 km (218 miles) far from Monteriggioni, which, again, shows Ubi's love for their fans, because they paid for travel and accommodation if I recall correctly.

Here's the fan day video. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahaW7BPXTpc&feature=channel_video_title) Yeah, I hate the journalist too for saying every time "Assassin Creed". You know, Italians... The Ubi brand manager even tries to correct him, obviously to no avail...

However, yeah ask whenever you like! I can't say I come to the US/World forum every day (which I should, to keep my english away from rust), but surely I do every two days http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

oh so they aren't far apart. I think it is hard to work for the company, plus I don't think they have any developers in America. They have one building but I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with the development of their games.

That video is so cool! It looks like so much fun. I want a sweater like that!

At least you know another language. Our schooling is so bad here they don't even give us time to take a language besides two years which is enough to teach you how to say "I" "you" and "hello" lol.

Colossus_1191
03-22-2011, 10:04 PM
Rome so I can go to the Colosseum.....and climb to the top.

Xanatos2007
03-22-2011, 11:19 PM
Does Masyaf count?

BeCk41
03-23-2011, 03:10 AM
Venice, Rome & Mon't ST. Michel- all beautiful places.