As promised here are more details about Easter Sunday mass in the cathedral:
- first one at 7.30 am
- another at 9 am
- main one with the archbishop presiding and the Scoppio del Carro is particular: mass starts at 11am within the cathedral but as I had said yesterday, the celebrations by the archbishop and bishops begin around 10.30 am in the baptistery and from there they do the procession into the cathedral and mass begins at 11am. You cannot hope to follow this procession, it gets too crowded outside and it is hard to move about. It is recommended you go into the Duomo for this mass at around 10-10.15 to get a spot and wait for it to begin.
Hope you have a wonderful Easter!