Thank you, Maurizio, for the excellent tour. His knowledge of the historical and artistic aspects of the Duomo is impressive. Skipping the line was so important. He really got us in fast. The regular line for those who did not book ahead of time was unbelievably HUGE, and the temperature was in the upper 90s Fahrenheit (37 Celsius).
This was an excellent tour by Mauricio. He provided information that was interesting, did not overwhelm us with needless statistics that we’ll never remember, spliced his comments with humor, spoke excellent English, and, in general, I enjoyed the tour very much.
I highly recommend this tour. I do not recommend people stand in long lines to get into the duomo as it is spartan by European standards.