This article is about the character. For other uses see Paolo (disambiguation).
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2x02 Paolo episode still of Paolo
Season(s) 1, 2
Portrayed by Luke Pasqualino
First appearance Lucrezia's Wedding
Latest appearance The Beautiful Deception
Episode count 7[1]
Status Deceased
Nickname(s) Narcissus (by Lucrezia)
Died Rome, Italy
Occupation Groom
Residence Pesaro, Italy
Significant other(s) Lucrezia Borgia (lover)
Children Giovanni Borgia

Paolo was a young servant of Giovanni Sforza, working as a groom. He had an affair with Giovanni's wife, Lucrezia Borgia, and fathered a child with her.


The young servant of Giovanni Sforza. He is outraged by his master's treatment of Lucrezia Borgia and sabotages Giovanni's saddle, causing his master to suffer a serious injury. He and Lucrezia later have an affair, and he fathers a child with her. After this discovery, he helped her escape from the Sforza household, at the cost of a violent whipping from his master for it. He travels to Rome to search for her. With the help of Lucrezia's brother Cesare Borgia, and Micheletto Corella, he is reunited with Lucrezia and his child for one night. Shortly after he is betrayed and murdered by Juan Borgia, who hanged him to make it look like a suicide.[2]


Season one appearances
The Poisoned Chalice The Assassin The Moor
Lucrezia's Wedding The Borgias in Love The French King
Death, on a Pale Horse The Art of War Nessuno (Nobody)
Season two appearances
The Borgia Bull Paolo The Beautiful Deception Stray Dogs The Choice
Day of Ashes The Siege at Forli Truth and Lies World of Wonders The Confession

Family treeEdit

Lucrezia Borgia
(b. 1477/1478)
Giovanni Borgia


  1. Including 2x03 The Beautiful Deception