Salabaetto is the nickname of Niccolò da Cignano, a Florentine merchant who appears in Dioneo’s eighth tale (VIII, 10). His name appears to belong to a historical person who was an active merchant in the middle of the 14th century. In The Decameron, Salabaetto is a young man who, like Andreuccio (II, 5), falls victim to a Sicilian conwoman. But Salabaetto, with the help of Pietro dello Canigiano, catches Madonna Jancofiore in her own trap, demonstrating cleverness and punishing her excessive greed.
Salabaetto Character Timeline in The Decameron
The timeline below shows where the character Salabaetto appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 8: Tenth Tale
...Madonna Jancofiore gives a friend one thousand florins of her own money to “lend” to Salabaetto. Salabaetto happily signs over his goods as collateral, then returns to Naples with his fifteen... (full context)