In Pampinea’s fifth tale (V, 6), Gianni is Restituta’s admirer. He demonstrates his bravery and fidelity when he immediately sets out to rescue her from pirates, and he is rewarded for his devotion in the short term (when she agrees to have sex with him after they’re reunited) and the long term (when they are married).
Gianni Character Timeline in The Decameron
The timeline below shows where the character Gianni appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 5: Sixth Tale
...risks and endure great hardships, begins her tale next. On Ischia, Restituta—daughter of Marin Bòlgaro—and Gianni are in love. Gianni frequently swims the channel between his island and hers at night... (full context)
...Acknowledging the wrong that the King has endured, Ruggieri nevertheless urges clemency towards Restituta and Gianni, since their families are politically important to the King. Moreover, they “sinned” under the power... (full context)