As anyone who’s played it knows, Assassin’s Creed II is much more than just a sprawling, free-roaming adventure set during the Italian Renaissance – it’s also a ridiculous collect-a-thon packed with absurd numbers of hidden whatsits to ferret out. In this guide, we’re going to delve into the game’s most ubiquitous items, namely its dozens of hidden treasure chests and its 100 floating eagle feathers, which replace the flags from the first Assassin’s Creed. If you want them all – and you do, because you won’t get certain Achievements/Trophies and certain items until all the feathers are in your possession – then we’ve got maps, videos and detailed instructions to help you grab every last one.


Above: Follow our advice, and the Condottiero hammer and Auditore cape will be yours in no time 

When you’re done collecting the feathers and getting the Achievements and Trophies that they bring, you might want to start hunting for the game’s hidden Glyphs – be sure to check out our Glyphs and Statuettes guide for the full rundown of where to find them, how to solve their puzzles and where exactly all the statuettes in Monteriggioni are hiding. And if you’re still debating whether to even pick up the game, then be sure to check out our super review. Once you're finished collecting all of the treasure chests and feathers Assassin's Creed II, get a jump start on Assassin's Creed III with our Treasure Chest Locations Guide and Feather Locations Guide.

FLORENCE
• Treasure Map
• Feathers Map
• Feather Locations, San Giovanni District
• Feather Locations, San Marco District
• Feather Locations, Santa Maria Novella District 

MONTERIGGIONI
• Treasure Map
• Feathers Map
• Feather Locations 

TUSCANY/SAN GIMIGNANO
• Treasure Map
• Feathers Map
• Feather Locations 

APPENINE MOUNTAINS
• Treasure Map 

ROMAGNA/FORLI
• Treasure Map
• Feathers Map
• Feather Locations 

VENICE
• Treasure Map
• Feathers Map
• Feather Locations, San Polo District
• Feather Locations, San Marco District
• Feather Locations, Dorsoduro District
• Feather Locations, Castello District
• Feather Locations, Cannaregio District 

FLORENCE

Treasure map:


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Feather map:


Above: Click the image for the full-sized version 

Feathers in the San Giovanni District (middle):

SG1: Hidden in a circular window on the west wall of Leonardo da Vinci’s workshop.

SG2: On top of one of the rooftop cranes.

SG3: On top of another rooftop crane, this one dangling a platform.

SG4: Next to a little window near the base of the viewpoint tower.

SG5: On top of a chimney – may be hard to see depending on the lighting conditions.

SG6: Starting on the Ponte Vecchio bridge, climb over the rooftops to the east and look for it on a wooden beam over the water on the other side.

SG7: On a wooden beam overlooking the docks.

SG8: Atop the scaffolding you’ll find if you climb the east side of the Palazzo Della Signoria.

SG9: On top of the cross above the dome at Santa Maria del Fiore.

Next page: On to the San Marco and Santa Maria Novella districts!