Camillo is Julio’s father. He sent his son to France to perfect his education, though he does not think overmuch of his abilities.
He also finds Julio’s clothes extravagant. He is full of wise advice for his son, but with his neighbors he has the reputation of being a bit nutty. Quite well-off, he is a bluff fellow with little time for the fussiness of polite society, telling Don Bernard that he considers him a liar, not to mention accusing the Duke’s son Roderick of evil practices to his face. Hearing of his son’s madness, and then of his death, he becomes despondent and looks forward only to death. He is overjoyed when Julio turns out to be alive. He is 71 years old and suffers from gout.