In Panfilo’s tenth tale (X, 9), Adalieta is the faithful and “princely” wife of Torello. She is a paragon of feminine fidelity, loving and honoring her husband’s wishes even after he appears to have died. And she’s a paragon of aristocratic generosity when she helps Torello entertain Saladin when he comes to Italy disguised as a merchant.
Adalieta Character Timeline in The Decameron
The timeline below shows where the character Adalieta appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 10: Ninth Tale
After breakfast, Torello introduces Saladin to his greatest treasures: Adalieta and their two angelically beautiful children. Adalieta gives Saladin fur-lined silk robes and silk jackets... (full context)
Day 10: Tenth Tale