How Do I Find Leonardo da Vinci in "Assassin's Creed 2"by Timothy Lemke ; Updated September 22, 2017
Developed by Ubisoft, "Assassin's Creed 2" continues the story of Desmond Miles, and his fight for survival against the evil Abstergo corporation. Set in the years 2012 and 1476, "Assassin's Creed 2" alternates game play between the future and the past as players take control of both Desmond and his ancestor Ezio Auditore da Firenze. A young assassin in training, Ezio's story requires players to utilize his evolving skills to successfully avenge his father's murder. As Ezio travels around Florence, he encounters the famous painter and inventor Leonardo da Vinci. To find da Vinci, players must complete the "Fitting In" mission.
Follow Paola as she leaves the harem, and use your new blending skills to avoid detection by the guards. A white webbing will appear beneath your feet to indicate that you have successfully blended into the crowd that surrounds you. Be careful not to lose sight of Paola as you stay hidden in the crowd while following her outside to the courtyard.
Practice picking the pockets of the women in the courtyard of the harem, and then walk out into the streets of Florence. Successfully pick the pocket of five unsuspecting citizens as you walk the city streets. Completing this task will end the "Fitting In" mission.
Return to the harem, and once again speak with Paola. She will give you a new weapon that needs to be repaired by da Vinci before it will properly function. Receiving the weapon will cause an "L" to appear on your map that marks the location of da Vinci in the city.
Press start to bring up the full map of Florence, and scan the map for the "L." Zoom in on the "L" using the magnifying button to determine the location of Leonardo da Vinci in the city. Follow the map as you make your way across the city, and you will arrive at da Vinci's workshop.