Tullio was a young man from Cittàgazze. After the Spectres invaded the city, he lived in the Torre degli Angeli until he lost the subtle knife in a fight with Will Parry and was subsequently attacked by the Spectres.
Tullio lived in Cittàgazze with his younger sister Angelica and younger brother Paolo. When Tullio reached puberty, he became vulnerable to the Spectres which infested the city. He went to the Torre degli Angeli and presumably fought the bearer of the subtle knife, Giacomo Paradisi, eventually tying him loosely down with a piece of rope on the roof of the tower. He stole the subtle knife and went down the tower to a second floor room. As he was not the true bearer of the knife, he could not use it to cut windows between worlds, but it nevertheless acted as a safeguard against the Spectres. However, it (or the tower) seemed to affect his sanity.
When Will and Lyra Silvertongue were making their way into the tower after being directed there by Charles Latrom to retrieve the subtle knife, they saw Tullio in a room, jabbing about with the subtle knife as if dancing. They quietly moved past him and ascended to the roof, discovering the tied-up Paradisi. A short while later, Tullio made his way to the roof of the tower. When he got there, he spotted Will and Lyra and began to fight them. He had a knife and they had no weapons; however, Will and Lyra still managed to make him fall and drop the weapon after he had chopped off two of Will's fingers. In the end, Tullio was defeated and he ran from the tower.
He then fled down into the streets, where he was surrounded by Spectres. He tried to keep them at bay by counting the bricks on the wall to distract his mind, but this failed and the Spectres attacked him. Despite his siblings, Angelica and Paolo, grabbing hold of him and trying, to no avail, to keep the Spectres away, Tullio's soul was eaten by the Spectres. After the attack was complete, Angelica and Paolo saw Lyra up in the tower's window and swore to kill both her and Will.
|World of Cittàgazze|
|Areas||Benin • Brasil • Cittàgazze • Cittàgazze cave • Corea • Eireland • Sant'Elia • Unidentified village|
|Buildings||Belvedere tower • Cittàgazze café • Torre degli Angeli • White villa|
|Natives||Angelica • Giacomo Paradisi • Joachim Lorenz • Paolo • Striped T-shirt boy • Tullio|
|Important||Guild of the Torre degli Angeli • Spectres • Subtle knife|