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Giulietta "Giulia" Marcovaldo is the tritagonist of the 2021 Disney-Pixar animated feature film, Luca. She is the best-friend of Luca Paguro and Alberto Scorfano.
She was voiced by Emma Berman. In the Italian version, she was voiced by Sara Ciocca.
Giulia is a slightly tanned Italian girl, with red curly hair, and brown eyes.
Giulia deemed herself as an underdog who stood out from the rest of the crowd as a way to explain her reasoning for standing up for Luca and Alberto as well as her hatred for Ercole because of being bullied by him often also helped fuel her actions. She tried to paint herself as someone independent at first, as she was reluctant to accept help from runaways, but began to open up to the two boys when they helped dislodge her bike from an out-of-place stone brick.
After losing and embarrassing herself at the Portorosso Cup race one time, Giulia wanted to compete in the race where she expressed a strong desire to win and beat Ercole, the five-time champion, in order to get payback at him for always making her life miserable. However, Giulia later reveals her strong desire to win is also a way for people to accept for who she is as she has been bullied due to being considered weird, especially after being humiliated during the last time she entered the Portorosso Cup race.
As she gets to know Luca better, she tells him more about herself, including her interest in stargazing and her school in Genoa. Her giving her book on the universe away to Luca suggests that those she meets earn her trust after a period of time spent together with the person. She is shown to be a tomboy.
Giulia was born to Massimo Marcovaldo and an Unnamed Mother. Sometime however, Her parents became divorced. She would go stay with her father every-year during the summer and would leave to go stay back with her mother.
Giulia first appeared when Ercole tries to put Luca’s head in the fountain in which almost exposes him, where she would try to defend him and albearto as she tries to stood up to Ercole. She then takes Luca and Albearto with her as she blows a raspberry to Ercole.
Giulia's name is pronounced "Jewel-leah", like the more American name "Julia".
Giulia's name was once used for a deleted character from Cars 2.
Her clothes and design bears a slight resemblance to Ivy Sundew from Amphibia.
Giulia has a similar color scheme to Phineas Flynn - red hair, orange-and-white striped T-shirt, and blue pants.
Giulia's head has a similar color scheme to JoJo Tickle from JoJo's Circus - red hair, blue hat
Giulia's parents could probably be divorced since they live in separate cities.
Her exclaims often ends with the name of a cheese, like gorgonzola or mozzarella.