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ALL INCLUSIVE TUSCANY VESPA TOUR IN CHIANTI FROM FLORENCE

There is nothing more exciting and fun than exploring Tuscany on board of an original Italian Vespa 50cc. Start your vespa day tour from Florence and travel to the Chianti region. Jump on your fav vespa and enjoy the ride on the rolling hills of Tuscany, the views of the most beautiful Medieval villages in the area, as San Gimignano, and the guided tour of a local winery with lunch and wine tasting included.        WHAT'S INCLUDED: Roundtrip transportation to/from Florence Small Group Vespa tour  English speaking informative IOAB tour leader Orientation and driving test Authentic Tuscan Lunch with Antipasti (bruschetta, pecorino cheese, cured meat ), Ribolita Soup, Lasagna and Tuscan Cantuccini biscuits as dessert. Extra Virgin Olive oil, Balsamic and Wine tasting Third Party Insurance & helmet  Fuel DETAILS WHEN Daily departure from April till October MEETING TIME Florence: 9:40 am    MEETING POINT 1. Florence: We meet at 9:45am in Piazza della Calza by Porta Romana in front of the blue P ( parking ) sign. We leave at 10:00am sharp, don't be late! € 149 per driver ( 18 + ) € 280 full ride / driver ( 18 + ) + passenger ( 15+ ). 7.5h REQUIREMENTS: Bring closed shoes for the ride Drivers are required to carry a valid driving license to drive in Italy ON THE DAY OF THE TOUR together with their personal document (id, passport). The lack of these documents implies the non-participation in the tour with no refund. No pictures, no photocopies. Credit card for the preauthorization in case of damages. Pre paid card and amex not accepted Experienced drivers only. Max 160kg per vespa  

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THE GRAPE ESCAPE WINERY TOUR

A day trip to Tuscany with 2 wineries, 8 different types of wine to taste, 3 extra virgin olive oil, balsamic, Tuscan snacks, amazing scenery and the visit to San Gimignano all in 1 day! Join our fun day trip to the Chianti countryside to meet other travellers of the same age and to discover why the area is famous for its scenery as well as its wine.                   WHAT'S INCLUDED: Roundtrip transportation  Your local & informative tour leader Chianti region 2 wineries Up to 9 wine tastings Extra virgin olive oil tasting Free time in San Gimignano Information on board about Tuscany and the products Snacks during the tasting DETAILS: MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY all year  TUESDAY, THURSDAY June/September by minivan 9:45am Piazza della Calza, right in front Porta Romana at the blue P ( parking ) sign Roundtrip transportation by minivan or bus to/from Florence, English speaking informative IOAB tour leader, 2 wineries, Guided tour of a winery and cellar, Up to 8 wine tastings, Up to 3 olive oil tastings, snacks during the tasting, 1h30 free time to visit of San Gimignano. 7h. We return back to Florence at 5pm > Make sure you have a big breakfast before coming on the tour. Lots of wine is involved so an empty stomach is not recommended. > People younger than 18 are not allowed on this tour. We suggest to look at more suitable tours such as the Tuscany Experience where there is not so much wine involved. > Departure guaranteed with a Min. 4 people - Max: 60 people ( not a small group tour in high season ). Rain or shine Checking out on the same day?  The office is near the train station so if you are checking out the same day of the tour, feel free to bring your bags and luggage with you. We will store them underneath the bus/van so that you will be ready to leave to your next destination when returning to Florence.   Spending the night in Siena? Ask your guide to be dropped off in San Gimignano so you don’t have to come all the way back to Florence. From San Gimignano you can take a local bus to Siena.        

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THE TUSCANY EXPERIENCE DAY TOUR

Semi-private tour of Tuscany to Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni & the Chianti wine region all in 1 day! If you are short of time and you are only in Florence for a few days, then this is the perfect tour that allows you to see the best of Tuscany in ONLY 1 DAY!  Visit 3 of the most famous Medieval villages in Tuscany; Monteriggioni, Siena and San Gimignano with your local tour leader and fall in love with the beauty of this amazing land. End the tour in a scenic winery in the heart of the Tuscany countryside to taste the delicious Chianti wine in the full comfort of a minivan.    WHAT'S INCLUDED: Semi private tour/ 8 seat minivan Your English speaking tour leader 2h visit of Siena Orientation walk of Siena with our tour leader Time to explore Siena in complete freedom A short visit of Monteriggioni  1h30 visit of San Gimignano Free time to discover the villages at your own leisure Scenic drive of the Chianti region Wine tasting in a local winery Up to 8 different types of Tuscan wines Extra Virgin olive oil tasting Truffle oil & pepper oil tasting Balsamic vinegar reserve Authentic Tuscan meal: Antipasti Toscani (bruschetta, pecorino cheese, Tuscan cured meat), some Lasagna with truffle oil, traditional Ribolita bread Soup and Cantuccini biscuits as dessert. * Available on request, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free menu. DETAILS WHEN Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday MEETING TIME 8:45 am MEETING POINT We meet at 8:45am in Piazza della Calza by Porta Romana in front of the blue P ( parking ) sign DURATION 9h. We return back to Florence at  6:00/06:30 pm approx EXTRA INFO > Over 39 are welcome > Not recommended for people with walking disabilities > Our team is made of local tour leaders. All information about the villages will be provided during the journey to reach the towns. In each town, you will have free time to walk around at your own leisure. Only licensed tour guides in Italy are allowed to provide info in front of the monuments. If you are interested in a guided city walking tour contact our team in advance to have it organized at extra costs.  

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HALF DAY TUSCANY WINE TOUR - WINE NOT !!!

No more queues, just vines and views - 2 wineries and lots of fun! Enjoy this half-day semi-private tour to fall in love with the Tuscan countryside and the famous Chianti Classico wine with our team in a small group. If you can handle wine and terrific views, this is the perfect tour for you!      WHAT'S INCLUDED: Roundtrip transportation by 8 seat minivan Your local & informative tour leader 2 wineries Up to 7 wine tastings Extra virgin olive oil tasting Information on board about Tuscany and the products Snacks during the tasting DETAILS Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 2:00pm  10:00am on Saturday Piazza della Calza, right in front Porta Romana at the blue P ( parking ) sign 5h This tour is not restricted to 18 - 39 years old travellers only. Tour guaranteed with a min of 4 people - Max 8

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PISA AND TUSCANY day tour

A full day tour from Florence to explore the best of Tuscany; Pisa and the Chianti region. If you only have a free day in Florence and you wish to visit the top main attractions, this is the right day trip for you. Travel to PIsa in the morning to check out the famous leaning tower and spend the afternoon touring Tuscany with its beautiful scenery, rolling hills and delicious wine.    What's included: Your local IOB tour leader with plenty of stories and info for you Return train ticket to Pisa  2h free time to explore the famous " Piazza dei Miracoli" Private 8 seat van for the second part of the day The best of Tuscany in one day Tuscany wine region with stop in a local winery 2 wineries Taste up to 7 wines & extra Virgin olive oil  Tour the cellars and learn about the local wine production DETAILS TUESDAY & THURSDAY  7:00am in front of the pharmacy located inside the SMN train station opposite platform 16  In the afternoon, the meeting point is at 1:45pm in Piazza della Calza by Porta Romana in front of the blue P ( parking ) sign. We leave at 2:00pm sharp, don't be late! From 7:00 am to 6:30pm  

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TUSCANY TUK TUK TOUR FOR 2

What a perfect tour to celebrate a special occasion than exploring Tuscany on board a convertible tuk-tuk for 2  Join our day tour from Florence to the Chianti region on board a convertible Piaggio tuk tuk on the rolling hills of Tuscany together with our driving guide. Enjoy the visit of one of the most beautiful Medieval villages in the area and the tour of a winery for lunch and wine tasting.    WHAT'S INCLUDED: Roundtrip transportation by minivan or bus to/from Florence English speaking informative IOAB driving guide Tuk tuk ride through the rolling hills of Tuscany Visit to the Medieval town of San Gimignano Authentic Tuscan meal Wine and olive oil tasting Guided tour of a winery and the cellar DETAILS WHEN MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY  MEETING TIME 9:40am MEETING POINT We meet at 9:45am in Piazza della Calza by Porta Romana in front of the blue P ( parking ) sign. We leave at 10:00am sharp, don't be late! PRICE € 140 per person all inclusive!  - 2 people max DURATION 7h EXTRA INFO Ideal tour to celebrate a special occasion for 2 people... A Birthday surprise, marriage proposal, anniversary ... Contact our team to make your special occasion really special. Please note the vehicle is approved to carry only two people + driver. No extra seats are available. The tour can be possibily combined with Vespas.  

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COOKING CLASS AT A FARMHOUSE IN TUSCANY

Work on your Italian baby food belly with this fun cooking course set in a Tuscany farmhouse Spend a RELAXING DAY in the heart of the Tuscan countryside learning everything this land has to offer and get a baby food from the amount of delicious plates you are going to prepare. The cooking course will take place at a RURAL VILLA not too far from San Gimignano, one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Tuscany surrounded by olive trees and vines in the Chianti region. This is where the cooking course will take place and where you will learn and prepare yourself how to create AUTHENTIC TUSCAN DISHES from a funny and knowledgeable local chef: Antipasti, HOMEMADE PASTA with two different sauces, second courses, dessert and lots more. During the meal you will also taste 3 different types of WINE TO TASTE produced in the region by a local winery that you will be able to buy at a very low cost before returning back to Florence. At the end, our chef will give you a recipe book for you to remember a A TRULY HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE IN TUSCANY.   What's included: Your local & informative IOAB tour leader Round trip transportation  Small group cooking class at the Tuscan farmhouse Hands on experience Lunch with wine tasting Recipes of the food prepared on the day   DETAILS: WHEN MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY MEETING TIME 9:45am MEETING POINT Piazza della Calza, right in front Porta Romana at the blue P ( parking ) sign DURATION 7h. Back to Florence by 5:00 pm PRICE: € 100 LOW COST Do you have your own car? Book just the cooking class and reach the spot independetly. MIN/MAX min 1 - max 8  AGE LIMIT  no children under 15 DIETARY NEEDS  Vegetarian and vegan options available on request. Please inform our team at the moment of the booking for any special dietary requirements.   TIPS: WHY NOT VISITING SAN GIMIGNANO? If you wish to stay in San Gimignano for a visit or for the night, ask your guide to be dropped off in the town after the cooking class.  Feel free to bring your bags with you on the tour and store them on the bus.

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HORSEBACK RIDING IN TUSCANY

A half day tour for a unique way to experience Tuscany... on horseback!  Explore Tuscany’s Chianti region on horseback on this small-group tour for beginner riders departing from Florence. Rolling hills, dense forests and peacefull Tuscan countryside which is an outdoor adventure-lover’s dream destination to relax.   What's included: Your local & informative IOAB tour leader Round trip transportation on a 8 seat minivan Info on the road about the area and the local products 1h horseback ride Riding helmets are provided free of charge A Tuscan light lunch with wine DETAILS WHEN TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY ( available other days on request with a min of 2 people, get in touch with us ) MEETING TIME 9:45am MEETING POINT Piazza della Calza, right in front Porta Romana at the blue P ( parking ) sign PRICE € 130.00 pp -  € 110.00 student price DURATION 7h. MIN/MAX min 2 people - max 8 NOTE - Wear closed shoes; no flip flops or sandals. Wear long trousers. You can get changed at the ranch. - Max weight accepted is 110kg - no people younger than 18 - We use english saddles - Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meal available upon request   COMBINE THIS TOUR TO SAVE MONEY AND TIME: Combine the horseback ride with our TASTE OF TUSCANY departing on the same day in the afternoon to visit Siena, more of the Chianti region with wine tasting in a local cellar.     

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PISA & LUCCA day trip from Florence

Explore the Italian gems of Pisa and Lucca on a day trip departing from Florence Strike a pose for photos outside Pisa Baptistery and the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa and spend the afternoon in Lucca to see Piazza dell ‘Anfiteatro, Guinigi Tower and Lucca Cathedral. 2 places not to be missed!   WHAT'S INCLUDED: Your local & informative IOAB tour leader Train tickets to Pisa and Lucca Return bus tickets to the Square of Miracles in Pisa Free time to explore Pisa and its monuments at your own leisure Orientation walk of Lucca Free time to wander around the town Useful info during the entire trip DETAILS   WHEN Monday, Wednesday and Saturday MEETING TIME 8:00am MEETING POINT                     in front of the pharmacy located inside santa maria novella train station opposite platform 16 PRICE €69 EURORAIL PASS € 40 Remember to bring your Eurorail pass in the morning LEANING TOWER Add € 25 to climb the leaning tower of Pisa RETURN 6:00pm    

Our Private Tours

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PRIVATE TUSCANY WINE TOUR

Visit 2 wineries in the heart of Tuscany, tour the Medieval town of San Gimignano, have lunch with food and wine pairing class. Take a day trip to the Chianti countryside to discover why the area is famous for its scenery as well as its wine and the reason why we love it so much!                   WHAT'S INCLUDED: Informative english speaking tour guide/driver Transport in the comfort of a 8 seat minivan Guided visit to 2 Chianti wineries Wine and extra virgin olive oil tasting Opportunity to buy and ship local products Authentic Tuscan lunch with wine pairings Visit to the medieval town of San Gimignano   DETAILS: All year round MEETING TIME 9:40am MEETING POINT We meet at 9:45am in Piazza della Calza by Porta Romana in front of the blue P ( parking ) sign. DURATION 7h. We return back to Florence at 5pm Make sure you have a big breakfast before coming on the tour. Lots of wine is involved so an empty stomach is not recommended. Private Tour Inform our Team for any dietary needs and any minors     

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Siena, Cortona, Montepulciano & Val D'Orcia

Explore the most beautiful Tuscan towns made famous through films & enjoy the light lunch overlooking the rolling hills of Montepulciano while tasting famous wine.   Wander the winding streets of Cortona walked by Diane Lane in "Under the Tuscan sun",  watch out for the vampires of the Twilight saga " New Moon" in Montapulciano and taste the famous Noble of Montepulciano wine. Explore the locations made famous by Michelle Pfieffer in "A Midsummer night's dream" and Ralph Fienes in " The English patient". Spot the iconic rolling hills of Tuscany from " Letters to Juliet" and enjoy a taste of the local lifestyle by sampling fine local wine, cheese and other products from the region.   WHAT'S INCLUDED: Round trip transportation Your informative IOAB tour leader Orientation walk of Montepulciano and free time 1h free time to explore Cortona Orientation walk of Siena and free time Light lunch in a local winery including 2 wine tasting including the famous " vino nobile di Montepulciano" DETAILS WHEN Every TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SUNDAY - Other days on request MEETING TIME 08:00am MEETING POINT Piazza della Calza, right in front Porta Romana at the blue P ( parking ) sign TOWNS VISITED Cortona, Montepulciano, Siena and Val'D'orcia RETURNS 08:00pm approx TOUR TYPE Private tour    

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THE TASTE OF TUSCANY with dinner at a Tuscan farm

A tour departing at 2pm to Siena and the Chianti region with dinner in a Tuscan farm and wine tasting included! If you only have 1 day in Florence, this is a perfect tour for you! Spend the whole morning sightseeing Florence, its museums, momuments and markets then come away from the crowds on an afternoon trip to some of the most beautiful local towns in Tuscany.   WHAT'S INCLUDED: Roundtrip trasportation by minivan English speaking driving guide Orientation walk of Siena Free time to wander at complete leisure Visit to a local winery Wine & Extra Virgin olive oil tasting Tuscan Dinner  ​​​​​​   DETAILS: WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY 1:40pm from Florence / 2:40pm from San Gimignano Florence: Piazza della Calza, right in front Porta Romana at the blue P ( parking ) sign San Gimignano: Ciclosport affiliate store - Via Lazio 19, Poggibonsi € 98 8h. Back to Florence at 10:30pm / Back to San Gimignano at 09:30pm MIN/MAX Tour guaranteed with a min.4 participants - Max. 8  

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Our Multi Day Tours 

STAY IN FLORENCE FOR A FEW DAYS AND SEE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE OF WHAT TUSCANY CAN OFFER. BOOK OUR HOLIDAY PACKAGE TO BE HASSLE FREE FROM ORGANISING YOUR STAY

FLORENCE CITY BREAK - 3DAYS/2NIGHTS

Take a break from the daily busy rutine and come to Florence for a few days, one of the most beautiful Italian cities. Visit Florence and its museums in complete freedom and the next day come with our team to Tuscany to explore the countryside, the nearby villages and taste some wine.    ITINERARY: DAY 1: Arrival in Florence - free day DAY 2: Day trip to the Chianti region  DAY 3: Check out   What's included: 2 night accommodation in a centrally located hostel or budget hotel Full day tour to the Chianti region including private transport, your Italy on a Budget tour leader, wine tasting in a local winery and visit to a Medieval town Welcome pack with city map and local info Experienced Italy on a Budget crew Optional add-on activities DETAILS: DEPARTURES: Every TUESDAY, THURSDAY and SUNDAY DURATION: 3 days  ACCOMMODATION TYPE: You can choose to stay in top rated HOSTELS/GUEST HOUSES or , depending on your budget, upgrade to 2 STAR HOTELS/B&B ROOM TYPE: Multi-share room  - Private double/twin room - Single room TOUR TYPE: This package is designed as a do-it-yourself, independent exploration package. You will be free to explore the city independently and the second day you will join a preorganised Italy on a Budget tour.   DID YOU KNOW THAT... ADD NIGHTS: If you feel that you haven't seen enough in 3 days, add an extra night in Florence to your booking. Pick also one of the other activities we organise in Florence; you could either take a day trip to Cinque Terre and Pisa or get your hands dirty with a cooking course. Tuscany is a beautiful region and there is always something great to do so that you never get bored. TRAVEL INFO: Our team will send you a confirmation email with the full program and details about the accommodation in Florence booked for you TRAVEL MORE: Continue exploring Italy and save money., Combine the Florence city break with: > AMALFI COAST TOUR  departing from Rome from Thurs till Sun > LET'S GO SOUTH from Monday till Sunday > MILAN & LAKE COMO > BEST OF ROME from Monday till Thursday For more cool savings visit our save money page  

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THE BEST OF TUSCANY - 4DAYS/3NIGHTS

Take a break to discover the best of Tuscany in 4 days. Spend a few days in FLORENCE, visit the stunning TUSCANY countryside, drink the famous Chianti wine, discover the CINQUE TERRE and take funny photos with the leaning tower of PISA. ITINERARY: DAY 1: Welcome to Florence - Orientation city walk with welcome drink & food DAY 2: Full free day in Florence for exploration DAY 3: Day trip to Pisa & the Best of Cinque Terre DAY 4: Full day in Tuscany with San Gimignano & wine tasting in 2 wineries. WHAT'S INCLUDED: 3 night accommodation in Florence Night walking tour of the city including a welcome drink ( aperitivo ) Full day tour to Tuscany and the Chianti region with the visit of the famous Medieval town of San Gimignano Visit of 2 local wineries, up to 9 wine tastings, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and more Visit of Pisa and the best of Cinque Terre; Riomaggiore, Vernazza and Manarola Reccommendations on local stores and restaurants where to try traditional food and products Italy on a Budget tour leaders Transport required for the day trips Assistance pre departure Full time office support during your stay   Free customized IOBT Florence city map DETAILS DEPARTURES: Every Friday and Sunday all year DURATION: 4 days  ROOM TYPE: Multi share dorm (mixed rooms)  - Private or Share double/twin room. Single supplement available on request TOUR TYPE: Good mix of free time and organised activities with our team. Perfect tour for independent travellers looking to meet new friends but also spending time to enjoy the city in complete freedom. Your tour leader and the composition of your group may change in certain days as the groups are small and we want to make sure you can meet as many new fellow travellers as possible.  *** Check out all the photos of the trip from previous travellers on our FACEBOOK PAGE or INSTAGRAM

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TUSCANY GETAWAY FOR 2 - 5D/4N

Retreat yourself on a short break to romantic Tuscany Spend 2 days in Florence and wonder around the cobbled stone streets of this Renaissance city then escape to a dreamy Tuscany for 2 more days. Ride on the rolling hills on tuk tuk, sip wine in a local winery, fall in love of the Tuscan scenery while the sun goes down and treat yourselves to a pampering SPA experience.     ITINERARY DAY 1 : Welcome to Florence - Orientation city walk with welcome drink & food DAY 2 : Full day in Florence to discover the city independently DAY 3 : Transfer to your accommodation in the heart of Tuscany. Explore the Chianti area on board of a convertible Tuk tuk, visit a winery, taste Tuscany Wine, enjoy lunch with typical Tuscan products, visit the Medieval town of San Gimignano.  DAY 4: Free morning to relax and afternoon in a local SPA.  DAY 5: Transfer back to Florence WHAT'S INCLUDED: 2 night accommodation in Florence 2 night accommodation in Chianti 4 Breakfasts, Welcome aperitivo in Florence, 1 lunch in Chianti, 1 romantic dinner at the SPA resort Night walking tour of Florence  Private Transport from Florence to Chianti area and back  Tuscany Tuk Tuk tour Visit of a local winery with wine and olive oil tasting Traditional Lunch with typical Tuscan products in a winery Visit to the Medieval town of San Gimignano  4H Entry ticket to a local SPA Optional activities at discounted price to do on your free time Italy on a Budget tour leaders Transport required for the day trips Free IOBT Florence city map & bottle of wine  DETAILS DEPARTURES: Every WEDNESDAY till SUNDAY from April till the end October. If you are travelling from November to March, check out our 4D Best of Tuscany DURATION: 4 nights / 5 days  ACCOMMODATION TYPE: HOTELS/B&B based in private accommodation ROOM TYPE:  Private double/twin room  TOUR TYPE: Good mix of free time and organised activities with our team. Perfect tour for couples or 2 friends looking to relax and fall in love with Tuscany. This holiday package is opened to anyone over  39. Check out all the photos of the trip from previous travellers on our FACEBOOK PAGE or INSTAGRAM       NOTE The first day we leave the travellers free to arrive to Florence whenever it is best for them, however we recommend you to arrive in the morning to spend a full day completely free to visit the museums and monuments in full relax before you meet with our team for the city orientation tour at 6:00 m  The detailed itinerary including the info about the accommodation will be sent by email. DID YOU KNOW THAT... TRAVEL MORE Continue exploring Italy and save money when combining ROMANTIC TUSCANY  with : > AMALFI COAST TOUR  departing from Rome from Thurs till Sun > LET'S GO SOUTH from Monday till Sunday For more cool savings visit our save money page ADD NIGHTS It's possible to add extra nights prior the trip and after. Simply add them to your booking before checking out. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES  Our Team recommend DAY 2: > Day tour to Pisa & Cinque Terre > Accademia & Uffizi walking tour DAY 4: > Cooking class in a Tuscan farm > Horseback ride > Half day Vespa rental > Body Treatments at the SPA    

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