Brothels acted as the homes and workplaces of the courtesans. During the 16th century, brothels could be found in Florence, Venice, Rome and Monteriggioni, and all of them appeared to have small rooftop gardens, which distinguished them from other nearby buildings. In Rome, other than its central brothel, the Rosa in Fiore, there were several small faction buildings that could be renovated into brothels, allowing the courtesans that resided nearby to be hired.
During the Fall of 1191, when Altaïr traveled to Kyrenia in Cyprus, a brothel was located in the city's Merchant District. There, the courtesans had different appearances, though they were similar in that they wore long garments around their waists, but possessed different tops.
La Rosa ColtaEdit
La Rosa Colta (The Plucked Rose) was a brothel located in the city of Florence, headed by Paola. It was founded in 1465, when Paola decided to help the women of the streets by giving them a home and education. As it became popular, the brothel was commonly visited by members of the signoria, as well as those of the Medici family.
La Rosa della VirtùEdit
La Rosa della Virtù (The Rose of Virtue) was a brothel located in the city of Venice, and its head courtesan was Teodora Contanto. The brothel was founded and run by former nuns, therefore the Pope repeatedly attempted to see it closed down. Despite this, the brothel continued to operate until a fire in the year 1516.
Rosa in FioreEdit
- Main article: Rosa in Fiore
The Rosa in Fiore (The Blooming Rose) was the center of courtesan operations in Rome, first managed by Madonna Solari, then jointly by Maria and Claudia Auditore da Firenze. The courtesans here were used to gather information on the Borgia's forces in Rome, which was later utilized to weaken the family's hold over the city by the Assassin Order.
- The La Rosa Colta contained a glyph on its exterior; likewise, the Rosa in Fiore possessed a rift after its renovation.
- All brothels (excluding faction buildings) in Assassin's Creed II and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood were named after roses.
- In Brotherhood, during the Cristina memories, Ezio could enter the Venetian brothel that was inaccessible in Assassin's Creed II.