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Basilica of St. John Lateran (Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano) Tours

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Basilica of St. John Lateran (Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano)
The Basilica of St. John Lateran (Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano) is the most important of the four major papal basilicas in Rome and is seat of the bishop of Rome: the Pope. One of the most important Catholic churches in the world, the archbasilica is decorated with rich mosaics, Cosmatesque floors, and 12 baroque statues of the apostles.
Address: Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome, Italy

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Christian Rome Afternoon Tour

Christian Rome Afternoon Tour

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Explore the highlights of early Christian Rome with this exciting 3-hour afternoon walking tour via foot and coach.  Led by a knowledgeable driver-guide, get an insider's view of the Eternal City and its Christian history. Stops include the Basilica of Sant Maria Maggiore, the Basilica of St. John Lateran. And then go underground by checking out the intriguing catacombs, an early Christian burial spot just outside of the city at the Appian Way.
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  • 3 hours
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$69.80
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$69.80
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Private Tour: Christian Rome

Private Tour: Christian Rome

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Step into the early days of Christian history on a private, 6-hour tour of Rome’s holy sites, and experience the city where Constantine, St. Peter and St. Paul lived and preached. Discover the 5th-century Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Basilica of St. John Lateran and Pontius Pilate's steps, an important pilgrimage site. See millennia-old relics treasured by saints and Popes, then head to the below-ground Catacombs for a tour of the tunnels where generations of Christian martyrs were buried and remembered.
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  • 6 hours
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$415.91
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$415.91
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Passion of Christ Walking Tour in Rome

Passion of Christ Walking Tour in Rome

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View items related to the passion and death of Jesus Christ during this 3-hour tour in Rome. Visit the Basilica of St Mary Major to see fragments of the wood from the manger where Jesus was born and explore San Prassede, which features pieces of the pillar upon which Christ was flogged. At the Basilica of Santa Croce, see fragments of the true cross and a nail of the crucifixion. Along the tour, learn about the history of these sacred religious objects from your guide. All entrance fees are included.
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  • 3 hours
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$80.10
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$80.10
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Small Group Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Half-Day Tour

Small Group Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Half-Day Tour

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Explore the Christian basilicas and landmark locations in Rome on this guided, 3-hour, small-group tour. Visit the Basilica of San Clemente, the ancient Santi Quattro Coronati, the Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran. Learn fascinating facts about these and other basilicas along the way. Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Basilica of San Clemente provided. Please dress conservatively. Attire such as shorts, miniskirts and uncovered shoulders are not allowed. Rome hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.84
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St John Lateran Holy Stairs and Baptistery Private Tour

St John Lateran Holy Stairs and Baptistery Private Tour

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Discover several important Christian landmarks during one itinerary with this small group tour in Rome. Hear stories about history and architecture from your guide as you explore the interior of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Chiostro corridor, and the Holy Stairs. Discover the Chapel of Sancta Sanctorum, originally the first private papal chapel.
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  • 3 hours
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$388.19
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Rome Walking Tour of Holy Sites: Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, San Giovanni in Laterano and Scala Santa

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Rome Walking Tour of Holy Sites: Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, San Giovanni in Laterano and Scala Santa

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Seek out the religious gems of Rome on a 2-hour, small-group walking tour. In a group that’s limited to just 15 people, you’ll visit the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, the Scala Santa, and the Basilica of the Holy Cross with a guide. Hear stories about the sacred relics inside the monuments, and discover a side of Rome that many visitors miss.
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  • 2 hours
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$94.64
$118.30
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$118.30
$23.66 savings
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Christian Rome Tour Semi-Private

Christian Rome Tour Semi-Private

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Explore the sacred Christian sites of Rome with a small-group tour, including the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, and more. Skip the hassle of finding all these sights on your own and hear fun facts and stories about Rome’s early Christian history as you travel from site to site with a guide.
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  • 4 hours
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$165.62
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Rome's Papal Basilicas: Private Tour of Early Christian Rome

Rome's Papal Basilicas: Private Tour of Early Christian Rome

Rome’s religious history extends beyond the Vatican and this tour visits three of the city’s most important Christian sites. Visit Rome’s oldest church, St. John Lateran; admire ancient Christian artworks at St. Mary Major; and see the tomb of St Paul at St. Paul Outside the Walls. Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle and learn all about Rome’s early Christian history from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
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$342.49
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$342.49
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Private Tour: Secret Rome and Historical Churches

Private Tour: Secret Rome and Historical Churches

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Bypass Rome’s tourist hotspots and uncover the lesser-known gems that many visitors miss. Guided by an expert in art history, the 3.5-hour tour introduces you to Caelian Hill with its history-steeped churches and archaeological digs. Check out Case Romane del Celio, an ancient Roman house, and step inside the city’s so-called medieval Sistine Chapel. Visit the papal seat, aka the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, and learn about the city’s history from Roman Empire days to the Middle Ages.  The tour can be tailored to your preferences.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$135.56
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$135.56
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Skip the Line to Vatican Treasures, Sistine Chapel and Optional Upgrade with Lunch

Skip the Line to Vatican Treasures, Sistine Chapel and Optional Upgrade with Lunch

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Spend a morning or an afternoon at the Vatican with this 2-hour skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums (including the Sistine Chapel) and St. Peter's Basilica. Get an up close and personal look at Michelangelo's masterpiece, his murals in the Sistine Chapel that changed the history of painting forever. See Raphael's cherubs. Gawk at the Gallery of Maps. Explore St. Peter's Basilica. And if you want more, upgrade to a full-day tour and visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Catacombs and more. Lunch can also be included.
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  • 9 hours
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$70.98
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THE BIG FOUR: Itinerary Dedicated to the Papal Basilicas of Rome

THE BIG FOUR: Itinerary Dedicated to the Papal Basilicas of Rome

Rome is the world capital of Christianity and since the 5th-century 4 basilicas have been recognized as the major Papal ones of the city. Generations of pilgrims experienced the feeling of walking on the footsteps of the Saints who made the history of Christian religion, such as the first Pope, Saint Peter or the great Apostle of Gentiles Saint Paul. The importance of these sites is not only religious, but dued to the beauty and the historical significance. Kings, emperors and great women during the centuries have inked their names with the four Papal basilicas of Rome. During THE BIG FOUR TOUR, your group will have the opportunity to visit the papal basilicas inside with a professional and licensed guide and admire the milestones of architecture and Christian religious art.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$354.91
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Passion of Christ Private Walking Tour in Rome

Passion of Christ Private Walking Tour in Rome

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Early Christian history enthusiasts will enjoy this tour of relics from the life of Christ. Visits include the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore to view wood believed to be from Jesus’ manger; Santa Prassede, home to a fragment of the pillar on which Christ is said to have been flogged; and the Basilica of Santa Croce, containing what may be pieces of the cross and a nail from the Crucifixion. You can also walk up the Holy Stairs Jesus once descended.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.07
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Private Tour - Christian Rome: The four Papal Basilicas (hotel pick up/drop off)

Private Tour - Christian Rome: The four Papal Basilicas (hotel pick up/drop off)

Visit the four Papal Basilicas in Rome in a private experience. They are the four most important churches in Rome and the Christianity.
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  • 3 hours
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$118.92
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Between Holy Doors

Between Holy Doors

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What exactly can you expect from this tour? Immerse yourself in the Rome of the Popes, where stories, wonders, legends and reality blur and harmonize with today's Rome. You will be guided by one of our local, certified tour guides. What makes our guides special is their passion for Rome and they want to share it with you. Highlights of the tour: On this tour, you will experience "Santa Maria Maggiore", which contains one of the four Holy Doors. Then we will reveal the hidden basilica "Santa Prasede" and its secrets. Followed by "San Pietro in Vincoli" where you will see the statue of Moses by Michelangelo and the miraculous chains of St. Peter. Then we will visit two of the oldest churches in the city: "Santi Quattro Coronati" with the legend of Pope Sylvester "San Clemente", dedicated to the fourth Pope "Clemens I" The tour culminates in a visit to the arch-basilica of "San Giovanni in Laterano", which contains another of the four Holy Doors.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.49
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Christian Rome Four Major Basilicas Lunch Included Fullday from Rome

Christian Rome Four Major Basilicas Lunch Included Fullday from Rome

Visit several of the most venerated Catholic sites in Rome, accompanied by a private driver and guide. Trace the history of Roman Christianity as you visit ancient catacombs, churches, sacred stairs, and more, including a stop inside the magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest church. Enjoy the comfort of private transportation in a Mercedes, and commemorate your time in Vatican City with a papal blessing on parchment paper.
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  • 8 hours
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$254.35
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Secret Rome Basilicas and hidden Underground Catacombs Tour

Secret Rome Basilicas and hidden Underground Catacombs Tour

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Take a journey through the history of Catholicism in Rome on this tour to two of Rome's four papal major basilicas and the Catacombs of Rome. See the sacred sites and holy relics of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran and the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and then descend underground to explore the subterranean tombs of the Catacombs.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.15
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Ancient Four Major Basilicas of Rome Private Pilgrim Tour

Ancient Four Major Basilicas of Rome Private Pilgrim Tour

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Visit Rome’s four major basilicas in just half a day: this private tour provides a comfortable and hassle-free way to explore. The tour begins in the morning at St. Peter’s Square: venture into St. Peter’s Basilica to discover Christendom’s most significant church. Next, traveling by air-conditioned minivan, you’ll see the Basilica Papale San Paolo Fuori le Mura (where St. Paul is buried), the Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano (the only archbasilica in the world), and the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (renowned for its important relics).
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$172.53
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Cristian Catacombs & Basilicas Small groups

Cristian Catacombs & Basilicas Small groups

Explore the Christian Catacombs & the Basilicas This tour starts with a visit to two of the Four Major Basilicas in Rome: St. Mary Major, the most important and best preserved of the Roman Churches dedicated to the Virgin Mary, with its fifth-century mosaics; and St. John’s in Lateran, Cathedral of Rome and first Papal residence. After a stop at the Holy Stairs, we proceed to the ancient Appian Way, probably the most important of the Roman roads, until we reach the Catacombs of Rome, the ancient underground cemeteries and extraordinary expression of faith to the earliest Christians.
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  • 3 hours
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$106.47
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Christian Rome Four Major Basilicas and Lunch Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia

Christian Rome Four Major Basilicas and Lunch Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia

Visit the most significant sites of the Catholic Church in Rome on this all-day shore excursion. Choose between a self-guided tour or a customized tour with a guide. The itinerary may include visits to the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Holy Stairs, St. Peter’s Basilica, Christian Catacombs on the Ancient Appian Way, and more.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$272.10
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$272.10
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Full Day Cristian Catacombs & Ancient Rome - Pick up and Lunch included

Full Day Cristian Catacombs & Ancient Rome - Pick up and Lunch included

This tour starts with a visit to two of the Four Major Basilicas in Rome: St. Mary Major, the most important and best preserved of the Roman Churches dedicated to the Virgin Mary, with its fifth-century mosaics; and St. John’s in Lateran, Cathedral of Rome and first Papal residence. After a stop at the Holy Stairs, we proceed to the ancient Appian Way, probably the most important of the Roman roads, until we reach the Catacombs of Rome, the ancient underground cemeteries and extraordinary expression of faith to the earliest Christians. After lunch, Walking through history: visit the Colosseum, symbol of the ancient Roman times, and its surrounding area, the most important and beautiful archaeological site in the world.The Palatine Hill, where the city of Rome was founded became. For centuries, the Roman Forum was the center of public and economic life, where the most important structures of the ancient city were located.
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  • 8 hours
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$218.86
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Special Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas

Special Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas

Sensational churches. The tour starts in the Lateran area, visit of St. John Lateran Basilica, the oldest of the four Papal Basilicas, considered “The Church of Rome”, the mother of all churches The Cathedral, the place where the Bishop has the seat. Then the tour continues with the visit of St. Clement’s Basilica, the only church in Rome to be built on 3 different levels, from the 1st to the 12th century and the underground floors can be explored, including the altar of Mithras from the 1st century. The visit ends with St. Peter’s in Chains Basilica, called like that for the chains that, according to the tradition, Helene Constantine’s mother brought in Rome and for a miracle where joined to the other St. Peter’s chain in Rome. The church, is famous also for the statue of Moses, created by Michelangelo the tomb of the Pope Julius II.
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  • 3 hours
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$109.68
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Christian tour of Rome: Visit 5 of the most significant religious locations

Christian tour of Rome: Visit 5 of the most significant religious locations

On this tour, You will visit Via Appia Antica, Catacombs, Basilic of Santa Maria Maggiore, Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano. First, you will visit the Esquiline hill. Your guide will help you explore. Your guide will show you the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. You will next visit the  Scala Sancta, the Lateran Palace and the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran.  Your journey has more locations to explore yet. During your tour, you will walk around Appia Antica too. You will walk up to the Chapel “Domine quo Vadis”. Now at this point in your trip, you will visit St. Callisto or Santa Domitilla or San Sebastiano, the first refuge of Christians. Your trip ends at Caracalla Spas. Here you will an exterior view of the extravagant place.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
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$92.02
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Rome Underground Private Tour: Appian Way, Catacombs and Roman Basilicas

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Rome Underground Private Tour: Appian Way, Catacombs and Roman Basilicas

Following the footsteps of St. Peter to the district, home to the warm spirit, and the famous wealthy and famous families in Rome, the Appian Way, known as the Queen of Roads. It is dated 312 BC and was also flanked by mausoleums and the unmissable Christian Catacombs. Persecution of many Christian martyrs under pagan Emperors, whose bones, once buried underground, became objects of veneration.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$298.12
$372.66
$74.54 savings
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$298.12
$372.66
$74.54 savings
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Private Tour: Basilicas of Rome

Private Tour: Basilicas of Rome

Get a comprehensive overview of Rome's basilicas on this 7-hour private tour. Visit important sites in religious history such as St John in Latheran, the Holy Cross in Jerusalem and the Church Quo Vadis. Take advantage of the flexibility and personal attention that comes with booking a private tour; be sure to let your guide know if there are any sites you are particularly interested in. Round-trip private transportation from your Rome accommodation is included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$314.25
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