Lizio da Valbona, husband of Giacomina and father of Caterina, appears in Filostrato’s fifth tale (V, 4). He is a nobleman with a generous and virtuous reputation, although his advanced age inclines him to impatience with his daughter’s requests. He shows circumspection and wisdom when he turns his daughter’s potentially dishonorable deflowering into an advantageous marriage to Ricciardo de’ Manardi.
Lizio da Valbona Character Timeline in The Decameron
The timeline below shows where the character Lizio da Valbona appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 5: Fourth Tale
...whom she shares a room) can’t sleep, and in the morning, Madonna Giacomina insists that Lizio da Valbona allow his daughter to sleep on the balcony so she can hear the nightingales singing... (full context)