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Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto)
The Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto) was the first to span Venice’s Grand Canal (Canal Grande) between its two highest points above sea level. The original 12th-century wooden bridge was replaced in 1592 by a stone structure resting on wooden pilings—a bold design by Antonio da Ponte featuring a single central arch over the water that allow ships to pass. Today, the bridge is among Italy’s most famous, carrying an endless stream of tourists and locals across the canal while countless gondolas and vaporetto water buses pass beneath.

The Basics
The Rialto is one of the most famous landmark bridges in Europe, and a popular and crowded Venice attraction connecting the San Marco district, home of St. Mark's Square, to the San Polo district, where Venice's famous fish market has stood for 700 years. The bridge is visited on nearly every walking tour through the "Floating City," along with other historic tourist attractions like the nearby Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale), Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri), and St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco). For a unique view of the bridge far from the crowds, consider booking a Venice gondola ride or Venice Grand Canal evening boat tour to see the bridge from the water.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The bridge is lined with tiny shops and leads to the San Polo neighborhood, known for its market and gourmet stores; it’s an ideal spot for souvenir shopping.
  • The Rialto is a pedestrian bridge but has stairs on each side, so it is not accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

How to Get to There
The Rialto Bridge crosses the Grand Canal between the San Marco and San Polo districts, and can be reached by vaporetto water bus lines 1 and 2 via the Rialto stop. Along Venice's maze of tiny streets, there are signs and arrows painted on the walls at regular intervals pointing toward the Rialto.

When to Get There
The islands of Venice are crowded with tourists during the popular summer months, and it can be a challenge to navigate the crowds on the bridge. Take an early morning or late evening stroll if visiting between April and October, or book a private tour by boat along the Grand Canal.

The Grand Canal Bridges
The Rialto Bridge is one of four bridges that span the Grand Canal. The other three are the wood-and-steel Accademia Bridge (Ponte dell'Accademia), the modern Constitution Bridge (Ponte della Costituzione), and the marble ‘Bridge of the Barefoot’ (Ponte degli Scalzi).
Address: Ponte di Rialto, Venice 30125, Italy
Hours: Open every day, 24 hours a day.
Admission: Free
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Private Tour: Venice Grand Canal Evening Boat Tour

Private Tour: Venice Grand Canal Evening Boat Tour

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Spend a delightful evening cruising along the canals of Venice on this private boat tour. Take in the architectural masterpieces that line the Grand Canal and smaller waterways from aboard a comfortable modern water taxi, venturing further than a traditional gondola would allow. Learn about the artistic and cultural history of Venice from your English-speaking guide as you soak in the sights on your choice of a 1-hour or 2-hour ride.
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  • 1 hour
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$449.40
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Private Grand Canal Boat Tour and Murano Glass Experience

Private Grand Canal Boat Tour and Murano Glass Experience

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Cruise along Venice's most famous waterway with a private, 1-hour boat tour of the Grand Canal, followed by a trip across the Venetian Lagoon to the renowned glass-blowing island of Murano. Zip alongside magnificent palazzos and soak up the quiet charm of smaller canals as your driver relates the legends and history of 'the floating city.' In Murano, watch master glassblowers at a factory workshop and admire intricate finished pieces at the showroom.
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  • 2 hours
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$443.41
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Secret Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Secret Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

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Experience two of the most unique sides of Venice with a combination of a walking tour of hidden gems and a gondola ride on the Grand Canal. Join an experienced guide for the start of your 2-hour combined tour by exploring some less-visited parts of Venice on foot. See the famous La Fenice theater's facade and the elegant spiral stair of Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo. Then enjoy a romantic gondola ride along the Grand Canal and some side canals, during which you'll see the magical city from a whole new perspective. Get to know some of the unusual areas of Venice.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.07
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Venice Guided Sightseeing Private Tour for Kids and Families

Venice Guided Sightseeing Private Tour for Kids and Families

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Learn about Venice's history and culture on this kid-friendly private tour. Over the course of the tour in the canal-filled city, avoid long lines and dry historical commentary. Walk over the Rialto Bridge, visit the Basilica di San Marco, and stroll through bustling local marketplaces. This private tour is totally customizable and ensures personalized attention for your family.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.63
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Exclusive Venice private walking tour (4h) with a licensed tour guide (no group)

Exclusive Venice private walking tour (4h) with a licensed tour guide (no group)

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Breeze past the crowds with your own private guide and enjoy a walking tour of Venice with just your friends or family. You’ll have all of your questions answered while you stroll to St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco), Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto), Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale), and more. Or customize your half-day tour with shopping and sightseeing.
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  • 4 hours
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San Marco Walking Tour with Optional Gondola Ride Gondola Ride

San Marco Walking Tour with Optional Gondola Ride Gondola Ride

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Explore the history and legends of St Mark’s Square on a 2-hour walking tour led by a local guide. Known as the cultural and political heart of Venice, the square is home to some of the city’s most dazzling landmarks and architecture, including Italo-Byzantine St Mark’s Basilica and Gothic Doge’s Palace. Upgrade to include a ride on a classic Venetian gondola after the tour — a must-do experience when visiting Venice!   
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  • 1 hour 18 minutes to 2 hours
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$29.96
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Withlocals 10 Tastings: Safe & Private Food Tour with a Local Expert in Venice

Withlocals 10 Tastings: Safe & Private Food Tour with a Local Expert in Venice

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Explore Venice without the hassle of researching or planning on a food tour with multiple food and alcoholic beverage tastings, from fresh mozzarella to prosecco. Booking a private tour ensures the full attention of your guide, who provides little-known facts about Venice’s history and robust food scene as well as recommendations for the duration of your visit. A range of departure times is available for your convenience.
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  • 3 hours
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$104.26
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Hidden Venice Walking Tour

Hidden Venice Walking Tour

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Get to know some of the canal city's secrets during this 1.5-hour walking tour of hidden Venice. Let an experienced local guide show you some of the city's more off-beat sights. Walk from the popular St. Mark's Square to the Rialto Bridge to find the hidden gems along the way. Enjoy seeing this unique city at a leisurely pace.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$29.54
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Group or Private Motorboat Cruise: Grand Canal & Basilica San Giorgio Maggiore

Group or Private Motorboat Cruise: Grand Canal & Basilica San Giorgio Maggiore

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See the sights of the surreal canal city in style with a luxury motorboat tour of the Grand Canal. Marvel at the unforgettable beauty of the famous canal as you ride past sights like the Doge's Palace and Rialto Bridge with a professional driver guiding the way. Arrive at the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore to climb up into the bell tower for exceptional views over the city. Small-group tour size limited to four people.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$124.63
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Small Group Venice Grand Canal Panoramic Tour

Small Group Venice Grand Canal Panoramic Tour

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that visiting Venice and not taking a boat ride down the Grand Canal is a travelling sin. Experience the Floating City in all of its glory on a 1-hour motorboat tour in a group limited to 12. Ideal for first-time visitors, you’ll pass beautiful palazzo and sail beneath famous bridges such as the Accademia Bridge and the Rialto Bridge.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.95
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$35.95
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Private Venice walking tour plus Murano island lunch and glass factory visit

Private Venice walking tour plus Murano island lunch and glass factory visit

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Get acquainted with Venice's highlights on this small-group tour via water and land. Spend seven hours visiting the city's landmarks such as the Rialto Bridge and San Marco, then take a traghetto gondola ferry over to Murano for a visit to the glass factory. Lunch and round-trip ferry ticket included. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people or fewer.
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  • 7 hours
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$191.75
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Private Three Hours Venice Photo Walk :

Private Three Hours Venice Photo Walk :

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Touring a new city can be a very exciting experience, but it can also be quite an adventure if you are unsure of which places to visit and how. Language barrier may also represent a curious obstacle but it can also be frustrating. We offer an innovative and unforgettable Photographic Tours to welcome you in some of the most fascinating and romantic places in the world. We will guide you in an exclusive tour through the most interesting landmarks and monuments. A 3 hours one-to-one photo walk discovering hidden and secluded parts of Venice, without forgetting the famous landmarks, while taking great shots and with a one-to-one tuition to improve your photography skills! The tour is one-to-one so there will be just you, or accompanied by your family/friends. The Tour can be tailor-made based on your interests and expectations, can be more Photography workshop vs Venice less touristy Tour:
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  • 3 hours
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Ghosts of Venice - Discovering the unknown

Ghosts of Venice - Discovering the unknown

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After the sun has set and the tourist crowds have departed, the mysterious side of Venice becomes apparent. Discover the myths and hauntings surrounding the popular city on a 90-minute ghost tour. Follow your guide through deserted squares, down quiet alleyways, and into the past. Learn about local legends, unexplained events, and of course, ghost stories that have been passed down through generations.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Unusual Venice Walking Tour

Unusual Venice Walking Tour

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Venture beyond the major tourist spots to discover centuries of Venetian history and secrets. Stroll through the narrow backstreets and along quiet canals that run between St. Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge, stopping to hear the legends behind landmarks like Teatro Fenice and the mysterious Bovolo Staircase. At just over an hour, it's a great way to get off the beaten path in Venice, even with limited time.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$23.97
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Private Venice Nightlife Tour: Drinks, Bites & Local Bars

Private Venice Nightlife Tour: Drinks, Bites & Local Bars

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Venice may be known for its sumptuous architecture and magnificent art, but after the sun sets, the city’s bars and restaurants come alive. Experience the vibrant nightlife in the Floating City with this tour through the trendy Cannaregio and Rialto neighborhoods. Stop at popular bars, eateries, and other hotspots to sample wine, drinks, and appetizers while you mix with the locals and savor Venice’s authentic side.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.30
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Venice: 30 Minute Private Gondola Ride

Venice: 30 Minute Private Gondola Ride

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Explore Venice the way it was meant to be seen, from a seat in a traditional Venetian gondola. Avoid long lines at the canal by booking a private gondola ride in advance leaving you with more time to explore the charming piazzas and cathedrals of Venice. A private gondolier will lead your through the Grand Canal and some of the more picturesque narrower canals in Venice where you’ll enjoy views of the Rialto Bridge, the Papadopoli Palace, and more.
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  • 30 minutes
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$167.78
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Your Evening in Venice

Your Evening in Venice

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This is a sighteen tour based on culture, history, cikketti, prosecco, whitewine and of course a lot of fun! You will have the opportunity to see the splendor of Venice by night enjoying georgeus squares, places, churches and monuments with the eyes of a real local, but also you will sure understand what means for us the millenary masterpiece of this strange water city and how our tradition can still survive just hidden behind the most crowed and famous city's places; discovering this city for what it really is for us.. the last Venetians. A full immersion inside the Venice culture and life style that will be the best way to understand which is the strange combination to live here surrounded by 2 totaly different perspectives of live: the Touristic and the Traditional one. Try this TripAdvisor Venice Experience you won't be disappointed! ( street food is include in the price From 10 to 15€uros)
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$59.92
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Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Saint Mark's | with Private Option

Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Saint Mark's | with Private Option

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Explore the narrow streets and top sights of Venice with this 2-hour small-group walking tour including St Mark's Basilica. Marvel at the spectacular mosaics inside St Mark's. Learn about the history of the Rialto Bridge. Wander through the meandering alleys of the canal city with your knowledgeable guide leading the way.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.65
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$112.65
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Best of Venice Half Day Tour

Best of Venice Half Day Tour

Venice in a day? Plausible with our tailored walking tour. Covering three major districts of Venice – San Marco, San Polo, and Cannaregio you will soon be well introduced to the city. Your local expert will lead the way to the city’s highlights. St. Mark’s Square & Basilica, the Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge. Demystify the fascinating history behind the landmarks and walk through the narrow alleys of the Ghetto. Inclusion of coffee in a peaceful neighbourhood campo, and even hop on a traghetto to cross the canal in the locals’ way!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$255.52
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Guided Tour of St Mark Basilica Rialto Bridge & Grand Canal for Kids & Families

Guided Tour of St Mark Basilica Rialto Bridge & Grand Canal for Kids & Families

Venice is home to many spectacular landmarks, but shortlisting them and planning an itinerary when traveling with kids can be challenging. Take the stress out of your trip planning, and benefit from the assistance of a child-friendly guide who provides treasure hunts, stories, and games. As it’s a private tour, the trip can be tailored to children’s ages and interests. Highlights include St. Mark’s Basilica, Rialto Bridge, the Grand Canal.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.47
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$250.47
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Venice: Guided Walking Tour & Private Gondola Ride

Venice: Guided Walking Tour & Private Gondola Ride

This combination walking and gondola tour provides a comprehensive overview of Venice, especially for first-time visitors. Spend two hours strolling labyrinth-like streets with an expert guide who will explain the republic’s origins and modern life. Visit St. Mark's Square, Rialto Bridge, Doge's Palace, and more. Then take a 20-minute gondola ride through the city canals.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$526.10
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$526.10
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Venetian Cicchetti Street Food & Sightseeing Walking Tour with local guide

Venetian Cicchetti Street Food & Sightseeing Walking Tour with local guide

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Go for a sightseeing tour of Venice, and discover the city’s local culinary culture, too—this two-in-one tour provides an enviable way to explore. Meet your guide in the morning at the Church of San Salvador, and set off on foot. You’ll discover major landmarks like the Rialto Bridge, Campo San Polo, and Basilica dei Frari. You’ll also drop by Venice’s authentic bacari to nibble cicchetti (street food snacks), soak up the atmosphere, and even enjoy a beverage or two, if preferred (own expense).
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.74
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Proposal Photographer in Venice

Proposal Photographer in Venice

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Capture your special moment with a professional wedding proposal photographer in Venice. Craft an itinerary that suits your interests and meet up with a local who knows the city’s picturesque, romantic spots. Enjoy pictures with a candid, contemporary style, available in an easily accessible online gallery five working days after your dream proposal.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$282.85
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$282.85
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Morning Venice Walking Tour plus St Mark's Basilica Guided Visit

Morning Venice Walking Tour plus St Mark's Basilica Guided Visit

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See the best of Venice with a 2.5-hour combined walking tour of some of the hidden parts of the city and a skip-the-line visit to St. Mark's Basilica. Enjoy seeing some of the hidden gems many visitors miss in the most popular parts of Venice from St. Mark's Square to the Rialto Bridge. Take in the gorgeous mosaics inside St. Mark's Basilica, including the rarely-seen Golden Pall.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.11
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$67.11