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Tour of the Pescatori island, on Lake Maggiore

Available from Jun 1

Tour of the Pescatori island, on Lake Maggiore

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It is the smallest of the Borromean Islands, but certainly among the most fascinating. Strolling along its narrow alleys you will discover enchanting views. The ancient village is characterized by a maze of narrow streets leading to the Church of San Vittore, elected as a national monument, which still preserves the original apse with single-light windows dating back to the 11th century.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.78
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$10.78

Boat tour of the 3 Borromean islands (Isola Bella, Pescatori and Madre)

Available from Jun 1

Boat tour of the 3 Borromean islands (Isola Bella, Pescatori and Madre)

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The Madre Island hosts one of the oldest botanical gardens in Italy. On the Isola Bella you can visit the sumptuous palace, home of the Borromeo family, which preserves priceless works of art. The Pescatori island, on the other hand, is the only one of the Borromean islands to be inhabited throughout the year, and houses a small village characterized by a small square surrounded by narrow and winding alleys.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.97
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$17.97

Lake Maggiore :Stresa to Isola Bella Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

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Lake Maggiore :Stresa to Isola Bella Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

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Explore the ‘Beautiful Island’ of Isola Bella at your leisure with a hop-on hop-off ferry ticket departing from Stresa. Glide across Lake Maggiore to this most renowned of the Borromean Islands, where you can visit the Palace Museum and Gardens, grab a bite to eat or simply stroll around the palazzos and villas that decorate the port. Ferries run every 30 minutes, so you can customize your day.
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  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$8.63
$9.59
$0.96 savings
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$8.63
$9.59
$0.96 savings
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Stresa: 1-Day 3 Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

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Stresa: 1-Day 3 Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

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Island-hop at Lake Maggiore, and discover the tiny Borromean Islands with a hop-on hop-off ferry ticket. Use the 1-day pass to venture out from Stresa, and spend your day sightseeing as you wish. Step onto the shores of Isola Bella, home to the Borromeo family ‘palazzo’; wander amid the houses of pocket-sized Isola dei Pescatori; and admire the greenery of Isola Madre where botanical gardens beckon.
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  • 1 day 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$17.97
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$17.97
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Trek from Italy to Switzerland with Transport from Arona

Available from Saturday

Trek from Italy to Switzerland with Transport from Arona

Hike from Italy to Switzerland on a trail to the Staldhorn Peak. After leaving Arona, you’ll travel by car to the Simplon Pass, then hike for up to two hours along a steep, yet easy, route to the summit’s cross. Take in the sweeping mountain vistas that stretch over the Swiss Alto Vallese, and then return to your waiting transport. 
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.89
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$79.89

Trekking in the Valley of Mount Rosa from Arona

Available from Saturday

Trekking in the Valley of Mount Rosa from Arona

Alpine villages surrounded by mountain chalets and snow-capped peaks greet you on arrival in Arona, situated in the Italian Alps. This full-day tour includes a 2-hour guided trek in the valley of Monte Rosa, Italy's second-highest mountain. Your driver makes requested photo stops along the route and lets you purchase local products for lunch. It’s an ideal day out for physically fit nature lovers.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.89
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$79.89

Boat Tour to Borromean Island

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Boat Tour to Borromean Island

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Book ahead to see the three Borromean Islands by boat, and save yourself the hassle of working out boat cruise tickets at the lakeside. A hop-on hop-off ferry cruise, the experience starts from Stresa and stops at Isola dei Pescatori, Isola Bella, and Isola Madre: Lake Maggiore’s famous trio of islands. Ferries depart every 30 minutes through the day, leaving you with ample time to explore each island at leisure.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.73
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$60.73
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Walking tour with a private tour guide in the botanical gardens of Villa Taranto

Available from Thursday

Walking tour with a private tour guide in the botanical gardens of Villa Taranto

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The gardens of Villa Taranto in Verbania, between Intra and Pallanza, are known the world over for their great beauty and the huge number of plant species they contain. The result of a labour of love on the part of the Scottish Captain McEacharn in 1931, the myriad of colours and scents the marvellously landscaped garden offers continues to enchant visitors from March to October. From spring to autumn there are always flowers in bloom, with “special events” for certain species which are particularly spectacular in their season: the tulip week is in April, dahlias are at their best between July and October. We will discover together this beautiful garden and we will focus on particular botanical species. From Stresa, the gardens are reachable by boat: the shipping company “Navigazione Lago Maggiore” has a landing stage called “Villa Taranto” right in front of the Gardens entrance.
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  • 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$191.72
per group
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$191.72
per group
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Walking Tour to Alpe Devero from Arona

Available from Saturday

Walking Tour to Alpe Devero from Arona

Hike your way to Alpe Devoro, a scenic peak surrounded by the Lepontine Alps. On a leisurely paced and easy route, you’ll walk along picture-perfect mountain trails past the village of Crampiolo and the waters of Codelago — one of the area’s sparkling lakes. Round-trip transport from Arona is included, and the guide can plan a more difficult route if you want a challenge. 
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.89
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$79.89

Micaela's exclusive private sunset cruise on lake Maggiore

Available tomorrow

Micaela's exclusive private sunset cruise on lake Maggiore

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Feel like a Vip and enjoy a private cruise on lake Maggiore before sunset! This is a beautiful and relaxing way to discover lake Maggiore's beauties accompanied by an experienced tour guide. Admire lake Maggiore's coastline dotted with old towns, lovely gardens and historical villas; the Italian Alps that surround the lake, the islands in the Borromean gulf. You will be accompanied a knowledgeable local guide - fluent in English - who will be happy to answer your questions, tell you interesting stories, point out the most picturesque sites abd by an expert captain in a comfortable private boat. The cruise takes place in the late afternoon, before sunset, when the colours of lake Maggiore are at their best. So whether you are a couple, a family with children, a small group of friends or a larger party, this can really be a very special moment during your stay or trip to lake Maggiore.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$186.22
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$186.22
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Tour of the island Bella and Pescatori island

Available from Jun 1

Tour of the island Bella and Pescatori island

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On the Isola Bella you can visit the sumptuous palace, home of the Borromeo family, which preserves priceless works of art. The Pescatori island, on the other hand, is the only one of the Borromean islands to be inhabited throughout the year, and houses a small village characterized by a small square surrounded by narrow and winding alleys.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$14.38
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$14.38

The best of Lake Maggiore on a private guided boat tour

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The best of Lake Maggiore on a private guided boat tour

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Whether you are a small party, a family or a couple, a private boat tour cruising lake Maggiore can be a unique way to discover this lovely lake and its enchanting scenery: green hills, snow-capped mountains, beautiful islands, elegant villas with stunning gardens, villages and pretty towns, gorgeous views....all this while sitting in a safe and comfortable private motorboat accompanied by a licensed local guide and captain. This stress-free tour will enable you to discover lake Maggiore's beauties wihout any effort, away from the crowds, in a relaxed atmosphere. Just you and your party cruising for the length of time you will choose ( 1 hour, 90 minutes or more). You can decide to have a stop or more stops during the cruise at one of the picturesque towns on lake Maggiore to enjoy a gelato ( ice cream) or a coffee! IMPORTANT NOTES: private boat skipper is certified, fully insured and has a regular license issued by the local authority that entitles him to transport tourists on board.
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  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$221.84
per group
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$221.84
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The magic of a private sunset boat tour around the Borromean islands

Available tomorrow

The magic of a private sunset boat tour around the Borromean islands

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An experienced English-speaking tour guide will show you lake Maggiore's highlights from the water. What a an excellent way to see lake Maggiore and learn more about the old towns, the islands, the historic villas and palaces, the aristocrats and the Belle Epoque time! All while sitting in a comfortable and safe private boat with no effort and no walking at all! This is an amazing tour that offers the chance to be in touch with a native guide to the area who can tell you about the history and the curiosities, the old fishing activities and the life around the lake today.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$168.41
per group
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$168.41
per group

Discovering the Alps: the powerful Toce waterfall

Available from Jun 2

Discovering the Alps: the powerful Toce waterfall

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The Italian Alps are home to some of the most dramatic landscapes in Europe, but finding the highlights located deep in the mountains is often a complicated endeavor. With this tour, see the spectacular Toce Waterfall with a guide and admire the power of the second highest waterfall in Europe. Stop for a walk near the dam further up the Formazza Valley and to visit the traditional alpine villages.
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  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$329.51
per group
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$329.51
per group
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Tour of the Bella island, in Stresa, in the Borromeo Gulf

Tour of the Bella island, in Stresa, in the Borromeo Gulf

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This motorboat tour will take you to Isola Bella, the most famous and magnificent of the three Borromean Islands. It will be possible to visit the sumptuous palace, home of the Borromeo family, which preserves priceless works of art. You can also access the gardens for a pleasant walk, a classic example of a seventeenth-century Italian garden, spread over ten terraces.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.59
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$9.59

Boat tour from Stresa to Isola Pescatori and Isola Bella A / R

Available tomorrow

Boat tour from Stresa to Isola Pescatori and Isola Bella A / R

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Shared speedboat navigation service. The convenience of a private service at an affordable price.
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  • Free Cancellation
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$14.38
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$14.38

Hiking Tour Between Rock and Wine

Available from Oct 28

Hiking Tour Between Rock and Wine

Along the historical mule-track one goes along the route used by ancient people going back in time among the groups of houses of Montecrestese. Departure from Cannobio early in the morning and return in the afternoon. The round ends with the tasting of excellent wines of the Ossola Valley. This tour combines a bus tour with a beautiful hiking route through an historical mule-track and the tasting of delicious wines of the Ossola Valley. Return to original departure point in the evening
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.74
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$73.74

Paddle on the Orta Lake and San Giulio island

Available today

Paddle on the Orta Lake and San Giulio island

Orta lake is the most magic and quite lake in the entire district lake. Moving on these calm waters slowly and quietly with a kayak, it's a really amazing experience. From a really unique point of view, you will have the opportunity to see the villages facing the lake and you will visit the terrific San Giulio island a really magic place, where the time seems to have stopped. And it will our great pleasure to tell you about the millenary history of this enchanted lake.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.84
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$107.84
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Trekking Mount Rosa Range Day Tour from Arona

Available from Saturday

Trekking Mount Rosa Range Day Tour from Arona

The Alpe Sattal is an old cottage recently restored by a man who wanted to live intensely in this place. The cottage is located in a natural terrace on the slopes of mountain Tagliaferro (2964 m asl) and it offers a spectacular panoramic view of 360 ° with a magnificent view over the Mount Rosa massif.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.89
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$79.89

Lake Maggiore:Borromean Islands tour and Hermitage cruise Boat Trip from Stresa

Available tomorrow

Lake Maggiore:Borromean Islands tour and Hermitage cruise Boat Trip from Stresa

There’s no better way to see Lake Maggiore’s Borromean Islands than by private boat. This 1-hour tour allows you to travel in true Italian style around Isola Bella, Isola Madre and more. As you bask in the sun, your captain navigates the boat on a route that takes in sights of the islands’ lakeside gardens, palazzos and private villas. If you want to learn about the area as you cruise, upgrade to include a guide.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$151.80
Price varies by group size
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$151.80
Price varies by group size
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Ticket to ride: a panoramic train running close to Lake Maggiore

Available from Friday

Ticket to ride: a panoramic train running close to Lake Maggiore

Built on the track of an ancient Roman way, connecting Oscella (Domodossola) and Leocarnum (Locarno), the Vigezzina railroad was inaugurated in 1923, becoming a strategic connection for several small villages in the valleys close to lake Maggiore. Still today, even after severe damages caused by a flood in 1978, the railroad has a strong commercial and touristic function, connecting Sempione and Gottardo districts. This exclusive guided tour will allow you to enjoy a panoramic ride on this small and fascinating train, travelling from Italy to Switzerland across hidden and enchanting valleys. Thanks to a stop, you will have the chance to discover nice villages, such as Santa Maria Maggiore. A different point of view on Lake Maggiore beautiful outback.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$527.75
Price varies by group size
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$527.75
Price varies by group size
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Sightseeing tour of Lake Maggiore from Stresa

Available from Nov 1

Sightseeing tour of Lake Maggiore from Stresa

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Visit the fashionable Stresa and the amazing Islands on Lake Maggiore on a day trip from Milan. Set in Italy's beautiful Lake District just 1.5-hour drive from Milan, Lake Maggiore is surrounded by the majestic Alps and home to some of Italy’s most impressive gardens. After some free time for shopping in Stresa, you will take a two-hour panoramic boat cruise on the lake, visiting the Borromean Islands – Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella. On the borders of Piedmont, Lombardy and Switzerland, Lake Maggiore, also known as Verbano is the second largest Italian lake. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.52
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$59.52
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Walking and cruising around Lake Orta

Available from Friday

Walking and cruising around Lake Orta

Lake Orta is a small, quite unknown pearl, lying a few kilometers westwards of Lake Maggiore. Its chief town, Orta San Giulio and the close by isle of San Giulio create a unique, charming "lounge" on the lake coastline. The small alleys, the ancient churches and the enchanting landscapes merge together in a scene of rare beauty. This exclusive tour will allow you to enjoy the fascinating atmosphere of the coastline village by a pleasant walk; later, a short, relaxing cruise will take you to the isle of San Giulio, 400 metres offshore, where you will witness the remains of the medieval settlements, a majestic romanesque church and an 19th century seminary.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$269.60
Price varies by group size
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$269.60
Price varies by group size
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Sunset private cruise with a tour guide

Available from Thursday

Sunset private cruise with a tour guide

Admire the beaches, islands, and alpine peaks of Lake Maggiore on a romantic sunset cruise. Set sail on-board a private charter boat, cruise around the Stresa Gulf, and soak up the scenery as you pass the Borromean islands. While on-board, sip included drinks and snacks, or upgrade to enjoy a light buffet dinner with wine.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$215.68
per group
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$215.68
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