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Bologna Piazza Maggiore Tours and Tickets

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Bologna’s most important square, Piazza Maggiore, is lined by elegant medieval and Renaissance palaces. Today, you can enjoy views of the Basilica di San Petronio and the Fountain of Neptune from the bustling café tables beneath their porticoes, or enjoy the square as part of a food tour or sightseeing tour.

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Classic Bologna Food Tour

Classic Bologna Food Tour

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Explore the culinary traditions of Bologna with this half-day food tour. Join a guide for a small-group walking tour and taste local specialties such as Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Bolognese ragu, and mortadella. Begin the tour with a gourmet coffee, visit markets, and meet artisans at work to see how tortellini are made. Lunch at a historic osteria and a gelato tasting are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The 10 Tastings of Bologna With Locals: Private Food Tour

The 10 Tastings of Bologna With Locals: Private Food Tour

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Language barriers can make it tricky to know the best things to order at Bologna restaurants, but with this private food tour, eliminate menu guesswork and enjoy the company of a private foodie guide. Visit a variety of different eateries, and sample 10 local specialties along the way—from savory to sweet, and even local drinks. Potential bites include tortellini, local cheese, piadina (Italian flatbread), and fresh fruit.
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  • 3 hours
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$113.22
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Classic Walking Tour Bologna

Classic Walking Tour Bologna

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Bologna is rich in cultural and culinary treasures. Experience both with this walking tour that touches on the city’s top sights before ending with a tasting of famed local specialties in a landmark gourmet shop. Explore highlights like Piazza Maggiore and the Two Towers and learn about their history and architecture from your guide. Cap off your tour with a stop in a local delicatessen to sample area wine and delicacies.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Local market visit and private cooking class at a local's home in Bologna

Local market visit and private cooking class at a local's home in Bologna

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Learn the secrets behind traditional recipes from Bologna during this private cooking class, complete with a local market visit. Get tips for selecting the best ingredients at the market and then settle into the chef’s home in the Bologna city center for a cooking class. Prepare three courses and then feast on everything you cook alongside a variety of local red and white wines.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.99
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$199.99

2-Hour Guided Bike Tour of the City of Bologna

2-Hour Guided Bike Tour of the City of Bologna

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There are so many things to see in Bologna! The best way to have fun and discover the most beautiful corners of the city he is riding one of our bicycles. In the company of an expert guide, you will admire the oldest university in the world, the majestic Piazza Maggiore, to get to the Two Towers, one of the greatest attractions of the Emilian capital. The faithful travel companion bicycle will give you an intense, unique and fun experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Bologna Half Day Tour with a Local Guide: 100% Personalized & Private ★★★★★

Bologna Half Day Tour with a Local Guide: 100% Personalized & Private ★★★★★

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A great tour for first-time visitors, you’ll see the city with a local guide who has a passion for Bologna. The tour is completely customizable—visit a cafe for a snack based on your dietary preferences (or maybe some grappa), indulge in a bit of shopping, or check out a few art galleries. Learn about the city’s Medieval and Renaissance history and explore the plazas and old buildings downtown.
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  • 4 hours
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Historical Tour of Bologna

Historical Tour of Bologna

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A mix of art masterpieces, history, food stories, legends and secrets described by a local art lover with a great experience and knowledge of the city. The tour itself will be like a dive into history and time. All information about art will be experienced by the visitors as a trip enriched with details about life, food, culture, music and traditions of those ages.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
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Bologna Food & Wine tour with a local Chef

Bologna Food & Wine tour with a local Chef

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Bologna è così famosa per la sua ricca cucina da essere conosciuta come 'la Grassa'. Goditi il miglior cibo e vino locale con questo tour a piedi gastronomico guidato da uno chef. Sosta presso i principali mercati, le rosticcerie e i panifici; assaggia il miglior gelato della città; visita la più antica 'osteria' d'Italia mentre scopri la cultura e la cucina della città.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$41.27

Guided Walking Tour of the Historic Center of Bologna
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Guided Walking Tour of the Historic Center of Bologna

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Make the most of your day in Bologna with this guided walking tour that touches on the city’s A-list sights in just hours. Stroll beneath the UNESCO-listed porticoes to the main Piazza Maggiore to visit Basilica of San Petronio and Fountain of Neptune, gaze up at the twin medieval towers - a symbol of the city - and admire other significant city landmarks while you learn about Bologna's long history and famed cuisine.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$52.91
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San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting

San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting

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The Basilica of San Luca is one of the symbols of the city of Bologna. At the meeting point you will receive from a member of our staff a map and a table with the timetables of the return train, available every 45 minutes. This tour departs every day and will help you discover the city aboard the San Luca Express, on which audio guides, available in 10 languages, will tell you the history of the city until your arrival at the Basilica of San Luca. You will have the opportunity to visit this sacred and very important place for the city of Bologna and you can decide what time to return by consulting the timetables on the map. On board you will find staff who will welcome you and answer your questions. On your return you can taste the specialties of Bologna with 2 typical tastings, in the welcoming setting of the historic market.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Bologna Private Food Tour Eating For The Center
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Bologna Private Food Tour Eating For The Center

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Walking burns calories, but don't worry, with our tour you will get them back right away! In the company of a certified guide, you will venture through the streets of Bologna, discovering its secrets, its most iconic monuments, its most evocative squares and, last but not least, its flavors. The historic market of Bologna is home to true, traditional and authentic flavors, which will make you take a real taste tour, all in a unique and suggestive setting like that of the ancient streets you will visit.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.11
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$111.11
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Bologna Food Tour with Wine Tasting & Guided Sightseeing of Top Attractions

Bologna Food Tour with Wine Tasting & Guided Sightseeing of Top Attractions

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Bologna’s traditional cuisine is so important to the city’s identity that it is known affectionately as “La Grassa”, or “The Fat Lady”. With this walking tour, explore both the cultural and culinary highlights of this vibrant city, taking in its main square, churches, and towers, as well as strolling through the historic market to sample local specialties and wines—all while learning about their history and significance with a guide.
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  • 3 hours
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$104.76
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Bologna City Red Bus and Food tasting

Bologna City Red Bus and Food tasting

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Visit Bologna aboard a modern open top bus, admire the local monuments and the architectural beauties of the city. Finally, enjoy a tasting of some local foods inside a historic market. Upon arrival at the meeting point, the staff will be happy to welcome you on board. Here you can select the language you prefer among the 1 present in the audio guides. At the end of this unique tour, you will be able to enjoy two tastings of typical products, in the scenic setting of the historic market!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Drinks & Bites in Bologna Private Tour

Drinks & Bites in Bologna Private Tour

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Bologna is a lively university town, known for its vibrant nightlife. Experience the city’s festive atmosphere for yourself with this local-led tour that stops at some of the trendiest spots downtown for drinks and nibbles. Learn about life in the city from your guide while you sip Lambrusco wine and sample cheeses, cold cuts, and other specialties. Admire some of the city’s sights during your stroll from bar to bar.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$122.75
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Bologna Food & Cultural Walking Tour

Bologna Food & Cultural Walking Tour

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This walking tour was created for those who are in the city and do not want to miss the chance to admire the beauties of Bologna but at the same time savor the flavors of typical products such as salumi, crescentine and good wine. Piazza Maggiore, Palazzo Daccursio, Via d'azeglio, Archiginnasio, are just some of the destinations you can admire. The market of the quadrilateral will welcome you with its ancient perfumes where you can taste the authenticity of high quality products Absolutely not to be missed
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  • 3 hours
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Walking Tour of the Historic Center of Bologna

Walking Tour of the Historic Center of Bologna

Bologna between arcades, arches and basilicas. In addition to the scent of handmade pasta and its Bolognese sauce, let yourself be guided through the alleys of the medieval city by an expert guide who will make you discover the best of the historic center.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.69
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Secret Bologna walking tour

Secret Bologna walking tour

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During our experience, I will guide you through the magnificent city of Bologna, where you will be able to find out about your city. I'll reveal the secrets of the town, walking throu both markets and monuments. I'll also make sure you have a true local for the city! I'll take you to differents "neighborhood" where you can fully feel how the atmosphere of the city changes and you can live it at the fullest. I will give you a little map to AVOID all the turistic spot, and give you advice for restaurants, taverns and markets Where to have a drink and where to buy and where to buy! Many more secrets ... can just reveal all now ...;)
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.27
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2-Hour Bike Tour of Bologna

2-Hour Bike Tour of Bologna

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A historic university city, culinary capital, and hub of architectural beauty, Bologna offers no shortage of attractions—and this zippy bike tour through town gives you the perfect opportunity to explore. Get up close and personal with the sights, from the bustling Piazza Maggiore to the Basilica of San Domenico and the modern Manifattura delle Arti district. As you go, hear about the city’s long history from your guide.
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  • 2 hours
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2-hour Walking Tour of Bologna

2-hour Walking Tour of Bologna

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With a large historic center that was built over millennia, Bologna is rich in important architectural and cultural monuments. Be sure to see all the highlights with this guided walking tour that touches on the Cathedral and Fountain of Neptune in Piazza Maggiore, the city’s two most famous medieval towers, and the university—the oldest in Europe—along with other important attractions.
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  • 2 hours
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Bologna Highlights Small Group Tour with a Local Guide

Bologna Highlights Small Group Tour with a Local Guide

On this history-packed, small-group tour of Bologna, you’ll discover a mix of top attractions and under-the-radar sites. Wander along medieval-era canals, see a pair of towers that lean more than Pisa, and learn about the origins of the spectacular buildings in Piazza Maggiore. You’ll listen to entertaining facts and legends along the way.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Food Tasting Walking tour of Bologna

Food Tasting Walking tour of Bologna

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Bologna’s cuisine is so famous that the city is known as “La Grassa”, or “The Fat Lady”, for its rich local specialties. This guided walk combines sightseeing with tastings so you can experience both the city’s cultural and gastronomic treasures in one tour. Pair highlights like the Cathedral of S.Petronio and Fountain of Neptune in Piazza Maggiore with two gourmet stops during your visit.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.91
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Bologna By Night Food & Wine Walking Tour

Bologna By Night Food & Wine Walking Tour

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To appreciate the liveliness of a city, you have to see it in the evening, when the lights go on and the city lights up with a different atmosphere. Our night tour, with accompanying tastings, is designed precisely for this: to allow you to discover the city from a different and less touristy perspective, in the company of a licensed tour guide who will show you all the secrets of the splendid Bologna by night! Program: -Meeting point Piazza Del Nettuno -Piazza Maggiore -Via D'Azeglio -Piazza Galvani -Quadrilatero Historical market -Two towers -Piazza Santo Stefano -Final tasting
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$111.11
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$111.11
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Bike Tour Bologna

Bike Tour Bologna

The bike tour designed to show you the best of Bologna in two hours: from the oldest university in the world to the grandiose Piazza Maggiore, up to pedaling under the Two Towers, we will discover the most significant places of this magnificent city. The Bologna that we will tell you about in this private bike tour is a city that has very ancient origins, the guardian of an exceptional historical, artistic and cultural heritage. Our guides will accompany you on a real journey through time, thanks to which you can relive the Bologna of the past for a few hours.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Welcome to Bologna! Private Walking Tour

Welcome to Bologna! Private Walking Tour

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This is the ideal tour of Bologna if you want to get to know the best of the city on a half-day walk in the historic center. You will discover the history and culture behind each building and you will also receive further information to make unique and unforgettable your stay. We will end up in the medieval market area where you can receive some suggestions for your lunch and dinner based on typical local products. The tour is carried out by a local expert and certified local guide.
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  • 2 hours 40 minutes
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Classic Bologna Food Tour
"Great tour- interesting and informative. The food was typical and all delicious. Stella was fabulous. Thanks."..."
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The 10 Tastings of Bologna With Locals: Private Food Tour
"Simone was the best!! Such good and really cool places he showed us in Bologna. Tottaly recommend it!!"..."
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Classic Walking Tour Bologna
"Riccardo was awesome! Very knowledgeable and approachable. I asked him so many questions and he answered every single one of them. Learned so much about Bologna and about Italy in general."..."
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Local market visit and private cooking class at a local's home in Bologna
"A delicious and educational experience, our host, Paola was charming, informative, and patient! Dining in her beautiful home, and eating local dishes that we prepared under her watchful tutalage is an experience not to be missed!"..."
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Bologna Half Day Tour with a Local Guide: 100% Personalized & Private ★★★★★
"Antonia was remarkable! There would have been no way we could have seen as much as we dud without her. She was so knowledgeable and went out of her way to find us things we were interested in seeing and doing! Would highly recommend this tour and using Antonia!"..."
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Historical Tour of Bologna
"We had a wonderful tour with Riccardo. He was incredibly knowledgeable about Bolonga and it's history. His pride for his city shines through with each stop and story. We highly recommend this tour."..."
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Bologna Food & Wine tour with a local Chef
"Federico was very informative. We had an amazing meal and really enjoyed ourselves. The Ragu was something special… going to have to change up my cooking when I get back home."..."
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Guided Walking Tour of the Historic Center of Bologna
"We enjoyed it all especially the church and food market area Issadorra was personable with knowledge and stories"..."
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San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting
"The food vouchers were AMAZING and it forced you to walk around the city, which was nice. And the train was lovely!"..."
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Bologna Food Tour with Wine Tasting & Guided Sightseeing of Top Attractions
"We met our guide Marta who gave us lots of interesting information about the town of Bologna, its buildings and history. We then walked through the market and to various cafe's and restaurants where we were treated to an amazing array of Italian food. We had meats and cheeses, pasta's, balsamic vinegar and cotaletta plus wines to try. If anything there was perhaps a little too much food - we were very full!"..."
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Drinks & Bites in Bologna Private Tour
"Gioia was a great guide and took care of us throughout the tour, showing us different places to go to and letting us experience Bologna's specialties with bites of food and drinks in each spot. We ended up at a wine bar at the end of our tour, enjoyed each other's company beyond the tour, and got to know Gioia personally. We wish the best of luck to her and her endeavors! Definitely do this tour in the late afternoon/evening or around dinner time. It was great to see the area come alive and be a part of the Bologna night scene."..."
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2-Hour Bike Tour of Bologna
"This is the way to see the city! We were able to cover more ground than by foot and our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable! I will book again if I find myself in Bologna again!"..."
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2-hour Walking Tour of Bologna
"Our guide, Vanessa, was knowledgeable in the history of Bologna. We were a bit late trying to find parking and she waited for us. She showed us the important places in the city and a few good food places also. Great experience!"..."
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Welcome to Bologna! Private Walking Tour
"WOW!!! DO THIS!! Wonderful!! Highly Knowledgeable!! Easy-going!! Friendly! Set Your Own Pace!! Perfect!"..."
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