Called Pedrolino at first, this was a witty servant that tried to take advantage of others all the time, however, this character changed with time and lost his hussy features becoming a melancholic and romantic creature
in love with the moon and his
impossible love: Colombina
She was a beautiful, coquette, naughty servant, not very maidenly; all the characters of the Comedy of Art wanted to win her heart. Although she rejected cleverly the love of wealthy Pantaleon and the swaggering Capitano, her heart struggled between the languid and romantic Pierrot and the rascally
and passionate Harlequin.
Rascally, deceitful character, always hungry because of his chronic poverty, used to wear a multicolor garment made with rags from different clothes and a black pug nosed mask with feline traits; complementing his attire with a foxy tail and a club. The way he spoke
denoted his origin in the slums of
the City of Bergamo.