The scene opens with Lucrezia putting an ointment on Giovanni’s leg to help with the pain. He says that Lucrezia has been nice to him and tells her that he will forgive the bad blood of the Borgia family. She holds back a sneer and carries on. He asks if she can ride out a wild stallion named Devil. She agrees. Meanwhile, Naples Ambassadors come up and offer the illegitimate daughter of the King, Sancia, and says that an Independent Naples would be in Rome’s best interests. He uncovers a painting of Sancia and Juan laughs and says that Joffre is only 13 years old and that Sancia is much too old. However, the Ambassador says that he had thought Juan was going to marry her. Juan gets up in arms about it and Rodrigo silences him and tells the Naples Ambassadors that they have to talk about it. ..