Filippo Balducci is a Florentine merchant who appears in a tale Boccaccio tells while defending his literary works at the beginning of Day IV. After his wife’s death, he retreats with Filippo’s Son to the mountains to live an ascetic life (characterized by abstinence and self-discipline) serving God, but he finds that even this can’t protect his son from the world.
Filippo Balducci Character Timeline in The Decameron
The timeline below shows where the character Filippo Balducci appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 4: Introduction
...to help rebut the first of these criticisms. A long time ago, a widower named Filippo Balducci fled Florence with his two-year-old to serve God as hermits. They went to Mount Asinaio,... (full context)