The Decameron

The Decameron


Giovanni Boccaccio

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Pietro di Vinciolo Character Analysis

Pietro di Vinciolo appears in Dioneo’s fifth tale (V, 10). He marries Pietro’s Wife, a lusty young woman, either despite his homosexual desires, or to draw attention from them. Although he shows no interest in her, he’s upset to discover she is having an affair…at least until they decide to share the young man between them. In getting to share his wife’s attractive young man, he does become one of Day V’s lucky lovers.
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Pietro di Vinciolo Character Timeline in The Decameron

The timeline below shows where the character Pietro di Vinciolo appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 5: Tenth Tale
Love and Sex Theme Icon
Men and Women Theme Icon
In Perugia, Pietro di Vinciolo is a man whose heart is “anywhere but the right place,” and to disguise this... (full context)