Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood flags and feathers guide

Antico Flags 19-26

Flag 19

This one's within easy reach if you're coming down the road from where Flag 18 was; just look to the west, and you'll find it sitting on top of a building next to Acquedotto Claudia, and due north of the nearby Borgia/Assassin tower. (This is also near where you'll find the Acquedotto's Cluster, so keep a sharp eye out.)

Flag 20

Southwest of the Borgia/Assassin tower by Acquedotto Claudia, there's a large church; the next flag's on top of a tower adjacent to its north side. 

Flag 21

Hunt around near the broken acqueduct at the northwestern edge of the dotted line on the map, and you'll see a set of ruined columns. The next flag is on top of this one:

Flag 22

Heading down to the southernmost "locked" area (surrounded by a dotted line), poke around near its northeastern border. You'll find the next flag sitting on top of a crumbling half-archway.

Flag 23

West of Flag 22's location, you'll find the Terme di Caracalla, which holds no fewer than three flags for the taking. The first one's on top of a column just southeast of the Terme's landmark icon.

Flag 24

You'll find the next one on a rooftop, just northwest of the Terme di Caracalla underground entrance.

Flag 25

Head southeast from Flag 24's location, and you'll find the next flag on top of a column near the Terme's back wall, which is pictured to the left below. To get to the flag's column, you'll need to climb up the archways to the right, then leap over. 

Flag 26

Antico's last flag is tricky to get to, situated as it is on a seemingly unreachable hill just south of the dotted line near its western border. To get up there, you'll need to locate this broken bridge/acqueduct/whatever and head up the sloped path on its western side. Bring a horse, you'll need it.

Once you're up there, gallop across the broken bridge so that your horse jumps over the gap.

Once on the other side, hang a left and trot over to the ruins. The final Antico flag is on top of a couple of ruined pillars; hop across the nearby columns to reach it.

Antico Feathers 1-3

Feather 1

You'll find Antico's second-most accessible feather along the northwestern rim of the Colosseum, just south of the Viewpoint. (There's also a Cluster hiding on the outer wall just to the north of the feather, if you don't want to make a second trip later.)

Above: It's hard to see in this shot, but it's there

Feather 2

Just southeast of the Colosseum, you'll find another goddamn set of pillars by the side of the road. The next feather's on top of it.

Feather 3

This last feather's the trickiest to get. You'll find it on a pillar northeast of where the Romulus Treasure is hidden. Get started by climbing up to the archways at the center of this image:

Once you're up there, you'll need to leap over to the low column pictured below while holding down the B or Circle button to manually grab for it; trying to do an unassisted jump will result in a nasty fall. Once you've gotten a foothold, however, leaping to the next feather is cake. (Thanks to user ChrisAntista_isMyFather for pointing out that you don't need parachutes for this jump.)

Now that you've finally gathered all 10 feathers, you'll receive... a 20G Achievement or a Bronze Trophy. That's it; no new cape, no new weapon, not even a hug from Ezio's mom this time. Not even if you take them back and drop them in the chest at the Tiber Island Hideout.

Above: whaaaaaat

To be fair, we did only collect 10 of the things, but given their significance in the last game, we were kind of hoping for something slightly more profound. Oh, well; enjoy the new addition to your Gamerscore and/or level!


Click the map for a larger version

Vaticano flags 1-5

Flag 1

This is the easiest flag to find; it's hiding in the moat behind Castel Sant'Angelo's eastern outer wall. From the bridge to the Vaticano district, just jump off and swim east until you're able to swim north. You'll find the flag on a mooring post, next to a convenient gondola.

Above: Now you can get back just a little bit more quickly

Flag 2

Once you've finally been granted access to Vatican City, you'll find the next feather on the roof of a church at the center of the district.

Flag 3

The next feather's just northwest of the last one, one a flat rooftop surrounded by a few clumps of hay.

Flag 4

You can find the second-to-last flag perched over the front gates of the Basilica di San Pietro. Just keep the camera trained upward as you approach, and you'll spot it.

Flag 5

This one will require doubling back to the Castel Sant'Angelo, but we saved it for last because it's the most rigorous (and consequently most awesome) one to get to. You can find the final flag at the very top of the massive flagpole on the Castel's roof.

The easiest way we've found to get up there is during the second mission at the Castel, which comes late in the game. As you travel through the place, you'll end up in this library, with an open window that leads to the Castel's west-facing wall.

Once you're out, start climbing - but instead of going for the checkpoint on your right, work your way up and to the left.

Before long, you'll be at Castel's roof; from there, all you need to do is climb the flagpole, which is pretty easy. (After you've reached the top, be sure to jump off and deploy your parachute for an easy Achievement/Trophy.)

Next page: The first nine Secret Location flags in Terme di Traiano: The Halls of Nero, Il Colosseo: Thrown to the Wolves and Catacombe di Roma: Wolves Among the Dead!


  • teh53m1chr157 - May 25, 2013 1:09 a.m.

    Important to note, when using a horse to get to the area with flag #26 in the Antico district, you cannot use an armored horse, they will not jump across the broken aqueduct.
  • Langaia - July 17, 2012 10:48 a.m.

    Absolutely perfect... I was looking for the listed flags on secret locations... And here they were... And just loved the comments about the 3d flag on Il Coliseo: Trown to the wolves... of course as stubborn as I am, had to do it "the right way". So, here goes some tip 1-At the start, mount the horse as fast as you can (to lose as little time as you possibly can, of course) 2-Standing is just a matter of double tapping, and you've got to find the "right spot" 3-I recommend re-mounting the same horse otherwise it will stand in your way. It took me around 10 to 15 times to get it right... not perfect, but good enough to get the flag, and not desyncronize.. cheers
  • aylajane82 - July 22, 2011 1:52 p.m.

    You guys rock, your guides are the best on the net!
  • maxmaz - July 5, 2011 3:03 a.m.

    twinkletitsmcgee and viperR6, you probably missed the ones in the romulus lairs..
  • maxmaz - July 5, 2011 2:58 a.m.

    crap! when you finish all the romulus lairs and when u get the armour and knife, can u go back and replay it? because i probably missed like 2 to each lair...
  • twinkletitsMcGee - May 24, 2011 4:01 a.m.

    I bought all of the flag and treasure maps and have all the flags that were shown but I am still only at 88. Any ideas?
  • viperR6 - May 18, 2011 11:06 a.m.

    Hi i read through this blog and im stuck. i completed the game ages ago but lately decided to go back through and collect all the extras. i have literally collected every treasure and borgia flag shown on the maps. but total still says ive only collected 88 out of 101. can someone help and explain why this has happened. i have taken over all bogia control, got all the feathers. and for roming around i can only be in rome. confused!!!
  • Grungustmaze - February 20, 2011 4:23 p.m.

    ummmm for what its worth i just tried getting the Il Colosseo: Thrown to the Wolves flag #3 like u guys said the "right" way and well the last part of getting on to a moving horse and getting the flag isnt possible without desynchronizing atleast when i tried because the horse just heads for the door that just shuts locked but jumping and getting the flag and then running an getting the horse on the other side of the door an then chasing that masked freak yea that worked
  • polarwind - February 3, 2011 6:28 a.m.

    Regarding Flag 16, you do NOT need the parachute to do this, follow the guide exactly except where it says to use a parachute, simply jump to the column and press and hold B (for xbox) or Circle (for PS3) to grab the ledge of the column, done.
  • gamefreakl1996 - January 28, 2011 11:40 p.m.

    I have gotten EVERYTHING (just need to solve 3 more clusters and find 7 more flags) and the ones in the secret locations (Specifically the Basilica one) But does the Borgia cape do the same thing as the Audiatore cape? or does it make it so the Borga won't even attack you?
  • Voncarstien161 - January 21, 2011 9:49 p.m.

    Hey this is a good guide, but i think this one is eaiser to follow... just go to
  • badkneecap - January 19, 2011 3:05 a.m.

    How do I get back to "Terme di Traiano: The Halls of Nero"? It's not showing up in my Hidden locations in my DNA.
  • joe-skinner - December 15, 2011 5:36 p.m.

    same problem. did you manage to solve it in the end?
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - January 13, 2011 1:20 a.m.

    Thank so much Mikel, this guide saved SOOO much of my time!
  • KermandoCaker - January 2, 2011 2:15 p.m.

    Is there the full 101 flags as some guides only do 100?
  • waltzink - December 9, 2010 12:26 a.m.

    for #16, i see NO way to even climb the arch! ugh.
  • carlramrod - November 27, 2010 2:39 a.m.

    FYI, Antico #26, you must be on the brown horse seen in your pic. It won't work with the white or war horse.
  • GamesRadarMikelReparaz - November 24, 2010 10:27 a.m.

    @ChrisAntista_isMyFather: That's a good catch. I didn't realize Ezio could grab on manually where he won't automatically. I'll revise the instructions to reflect that sometime tomorrow. I also discovered you can do something similar for Flag 16 in Antico, without parachutes OR the climbing glove. So I'll update that as well.
  • ChrisAntista_isMyFather - November 22, 2010 4:03 p.m.

    EDIT Meant to say "grasp"
  • ChrisAntista_isMyFather - November 22, 2010 4:02 p.m.

    For the last feather you don't need to waste a parachute. Just grab with "B" and Ezio will grap the column. At least that's what I did and it worked. You should try it Mr. Reparaz. If it works for you as well you can edit the article. That way people won't have to do all the War Machine quest. Although I did them all anyway. Other then that thanks it was a great guide.

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