Aristo was not the only one to fall under the golden-haired Lucrezia’s spell. “She is full of charm and grace,” Il Prete,Isabella d'Este’s secret agent,wrote from Rome. The marchioness of Cotrone,one of Isabella’s ladies-in-waiting wrote more critically, “If the bride is not noticeably beautiful,she stands out thanks to her sweetness of her expression.” and to her physical charm she added that of her character: “She is full of tact,prudent,intelligent,animated,pleasing,very amiable,” wrote one of those who saw her arrive,the chronicler Zambotto, “ Her quick mind makes her eyes sparkle.” Gaiety was the quality most often singled out. One of the best descriptions of her came from Niccoló Cagnolo of Parma: “She is of middle height and graceful of form; her face is rather long as is her nose; her hair is golden, her eyes gray,her mouth rather large,the teeth brilliantly white,her bosom smooth and white and admirably proportioned. Her whole being exudes good humor and gaiety.” Love of life and laughter were the secrets of Lucrezia’s charm,as they were of her father’s and brother’s.
— Ivan Cloulas - The Borgias