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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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Delicious Venice Street - food tour with a native

Delicious Venice Street - food tour with a native

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Discover Venice and its delicious cuisine with our 2.5-hour small group walking tour. You will taste some local foods, and you will see significant landmarks, Explore the picturesque alleyways of the city center and see some of the main sights of the city, including the Campo San Bartolomeo, Campo San Polo, Basilica dei Frari, and more. You will visit Venice from a different point of view, sightseeing and eating! Wear you comfortable shoes and enjoy this tour with our local expert guide!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Discover Venice Walking Tour with Gondola Ride

Discover Venice Walking Tour with Gondola Ride

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Combine a walking tour of Venice with a classic gondola ride in this 2-hour tour. Follow your guide through Piazza San Marco to the Rialto Bridge, then explore the city's canals with a gondolier.
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  • 2 hours
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$63.75
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Discover Venice in 60 Minutes with a Local

Discover Venice in 60 Minutes with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. You only have an hour to fall in love with Venice? Challenge accepted! Discover Venice during a short but sweet excursion, in which you will learn the most interesting facts about the city, the local lifestyle and the modern transformation of the city. We will meet at the San Marco church and go on our stroll from there :-) Discover what the everyday life of a local looks like and learn where the city gets its characteristic ambience from, by seeing it through the eyes of a local. Walking through the city, you will discover exactly what makes Venice special! This is also your chance to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants and bars to visit during your time here, and learn how to make the most out of your visit. This is the perfect experience for someone visiting the city for the first time, or someone that wants to rediscover it!
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  • 1 hour
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Illuminated Venice Tour for Kids & Families with Gelato & Sfogliatina Biscuit

Illuminated Venice Tour for Kids & Families with Gelato & Sfogliatina Biscuit

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Enjoy a family-friendly way to explore Venice on this intimate, small-group tour. Set off in the early evening and get ready to discover highlights like the Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge, St. Mark’s Cathedral, and more. As you go, your guide will share stories, games, and other activities designed to entertain kids and inspire their imaginations. As part of the tour, you’ll also pause to enjoy a traditional pizza dinner, plus a scoop of gelato in the summer (or a toasty hot chocolate in the winter).
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$95.02
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45-Minute Private Gondola Ride

45-Minute Private Gondola Ride

The best perspective to admire Venice is from the water and the gondola is the very best way to discover the city and experience how, in the past, Venetians moved from a district to another. That is a unique experience that you cannot miss! This gondola ride differs from all the other standard rides due to its special duration: 45 minutes instead of standard 30! The route of this Gondola ride starts few steps far away from St Mark’s Square, crossing hidden inner canals so then you can admire original glimpses that otherwise you cannot notice when walking through the city centre. But that’s not all! This special ride, agreed between this local tour operator and the gondoliers, will let you marvel at the majestic Rialto Bridge, one of the most ancient and famous bridges in Venice. Don't forget that this is a private tour, so you can let yourself be rocked by the waves of Canal Grande with the people closest to you, having an entire gondola at your disposal, for up to 6 people.
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  • 45 minutes
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Private Tour: Afternoon Venice Walking Tour

Private Tour: Afternoon Venice Walking Tour

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Stroll through Venice like a local on a private, 2-hour walking tour. Beginning in iconic St Mark’s Square in the afternoon, follow a knowledgeable guide through the historic streets and alongside romantic canals for an insider’s perspective on this captivating maritime city. See famous monuments as well as hidden gems, and enjoy the personalized attention and expertise of your private guide.
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  • 2 hours
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Venice Walking Tour of Most-Famous Sites Monuments & Attractions with Top Guide

Venice Walking Tour of Most-Famous Sites Monuments & Attractions with Top Guide

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See Venice’s tucked-away places as well as don’t-miss monuments on this walking tour. Your guide shares unusual stops not typically found on the tourist path, starting in Dorsoduro, the university district. Learn about the city’s history at sites like the Rialto Bridge and Marco Polo’s home, then meander through Campo San Giovanni e Paolo up to Piazza San Marco. Opt for a small group or upgrade to a private tour. 
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  • 2 hours
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Private Tour: Personal Travel Photographer Tour in Venice

Private Tour: Personal Travel Photographer Tour in Venice

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Avoid the hassle of pestering strangers to take your vacation photos and the disappointment of coming home with low-quality snaps by booking your own professional photographer. Customize your route through Venice to ensure that you get the images you want and receive the images within five days later.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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$213.01
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3hours Venice walking tour

3hours Venice walking tour

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Discover the hidden gems of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Venice on this action-packed walking tour. With its narrow streets and 400 bridges, it can be easy to get lost in Venice, but you won’t have to worry about navigating, as a guide will lead the way. Learn local secrets, and visit multiple top sites in one day such as St. Mark’s Square, the Grand Canal, and Doge’s Palace.
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  • 3 hours
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$90.21
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Walking Tour of Venice with Mini Cruise

Walking Tour of Venice with Mini Cruise

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Explore the most picturesque places in Venice with our local guides. A full immersion of history, traditions and peculiarities that'll leave you breathless! Moving on feet and by gondola, you'll see Venice at its best. You'll cross the Canal Grande on a gondola, admiring the unique views of Rialto. Be ready to enjoy strolling through the most fascinating landmarks, the world's most stepped-on roads and markets and live unforgettable moments with us. Our assistant will accompany you to taste the famous Venetian spritz to try the typical bacaro tour, so rooted in the Venetian culture. And at the end of the tour, cruise back to the train station on a motorboat through the Giudecca Canal, taking in the incredible sights of the Giudecca Island and the Fondamente delle Zattere.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Hidden Venice Afternoon Walking Tour

Hidden Venice Afternoon Walking Tour

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Venture off the beaten track and see the secret side of Venice on this 1.15-hour walking tour. Stroll along the tranquil canal ways and get a glimpse of local life as you explore Venice’s vibrant neighborhoods. Along the way, stop to snap photos of the Rialto Bridge, admire the striking Bovolo Staircase and La Fenice Theater, and peek into lively bacaris (local bars).
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  • 1 hour 9 minutes
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The Heart of Venice Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

The Heart of Venice Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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If you prefer to explore cities independently but like the information you get on a guided tour, this self-guided audio tour offers the best of two worlds. Begin the tour at a time of your choice: the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 1 hour
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Venice Full Day tour with Murano or Burano

Venice Full Day tour with Murano or Burano

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Discover the hidden gems of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Venice on this action-packed walking tour.
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  • 8 hours
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An Afternoon in the Rialto District with a Local

An Afternoon in the Rialto District with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Join me on this 60-minute Walk through the Rialto district to discover all its secrets! Did you know that the first records from this district are dating back to the 9th century? Be ready, because we are going on a real time travel! I will tell you how this place became the most significant part of Venice back in the 10th century and how it looks like today! You will get to know more about some personalities, whose home is from Rialto as well as discover every small part of Rialto with a passionate local! You will also get the chance to go on the famous Rialto Bridge, and I will tell you some legends about this place!
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  • 1 hour
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$34.88
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Kid-Friendly Venice Walking Tour inc. St Mark's Square, Rialto Bridge and more!

Kid-Friendly Venice Walking Tour inc. St Mark's Square, Rialto Bridge and more!

Discover spectacular Venice on this kid-friendly 2.5-hour walking tour! City sightseeing never has been so much fun with bridges, canals, gondolas and something special behind every corner. Kids will be entertained with a treasure hunt and activities to help them learn about this unique destination. Meet your guide at the beautiful Rialto Bridge, take a walk over it and learn about its history, visit the Rialto market to see the colorful display of fruits, vegetables and other delights, stumble across small squares, soak up the atmosphere of the local life and see where the famous world explorer Marco Polo once lived before arriving to the elegant St Mark's Square. Here stand in awe as you take in the beauty of the Basilica, the bell tower, Doge's Palace and the long line of palaces that surround three sides of the piazza. Your local guide will share the history of each landmark and answer your questions along the way. It's hard not to fall in love with the city of canals.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$95.02
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Saint Mark and Rialto Self-Guided Tour

Saint Mark and Rialto Self-Guided Tour

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Explore Venice at your own pace with this self-guided tour, complete with audio guide. By day or night, follow the itinerary to see the heart of Venice including the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square. Learn about the history and architecture of the city as you move through Venice independently.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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$12.03
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Cooking Class & Shopping to Rialto Market with the Chef

Cooking Class & Shopping to Rialto Market with the Chef

Skip the search for an authentic restaurant, and learn how to cook delicious Venetian cuisine with the guidance of a local chef. Shop for fresh fish, meat, and produce at the historic Rialto Market, then take the ingredients back to a professional kitchen to whip up a homemade lunch. Learn secrets of the Italian kitchen that you can take back home, complete with a certificate of class completion to impress your friends.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$237.73
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Rialto food tour with view

Rialto food tour with view

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You are going to jump into the local culture by having stops in typical bacari (Venetian wine bars) trying dishes like sarde in saor, baccalà and other specialties. You will be given a glass of wine to accompany your bites. The food tour goes through touristy places like the Rialto bridge and less visited areas shuch as Campo Santa Maria dei Miracoli. At the end of this tour you will feel a bit more Venetian and your belly will be full.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$177.33
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 Rialto food tour and gelato tasting with local

Rialto food tour and gelato tasting with local

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You are going to jump into the local culture by having stops in typical bacari (venetian osterias and wine bar) trying dishes like sarde in saor, baccalà and other specialties. You will be given a glass of local wine to accompany your bites. The food tour goes through touristy places like the Rialto bridge and less visisted areas such as the Campo Santa Maria dei Miracoli. At the end of this your you will feel a bit more Venetian and your belly will be full.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.85
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A cooking class in Venice: from the food market of Rialto to a self-made lunch

A cooking class in Venice: from the food market of Rialto to a self-made lunch

An unusual, yet colored and tasteful side of Venice lies close to the celebrated Ponte di Rialto: we are talking about the food market of Rialto, one of the oldest in Venice, located between Campo della Pescaria and Campo San Giacomo. During this exclusive experience, a qualified food and wine guide will take you through the stalls of this market, to help you choose fresh raw ingredients according to seasonality. After a pleasant walk in the centre of Venice and a short, suggestive crossing of Canal Grande by a typical ferry, you will reach a historical mansion of the town , where a private cooking class will be ready to welcome you. After learning some of the secrets of Venetian cuisine, you will enjoy your self-made delicacies in an intimate, mouth-watering lunch.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$203.18
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Venice Rialto Market Food Delicacies and Sightseeing Tour with a Native Guide

Venice Rialto Market Food Delicacies and Sightseeing Tour with a Native Guide

Be welcomed by your guide in Campo San Giacomo di Rialto and live a unique experience across Venice. You won’t only stop by bacari – the Venetian typical bar – and restaurants to have cicchetti, try delicious local dishes and taste glasses of wine, but – bridge by bridge - you will also enjoy a pleasant walk through the city. Follow your guide’s lead and visit the Mercato di Rialto, one of the most famous open-air markets in the city. Cross the Rialto bridge, pass by Campo San Bartolomeo and reach the Canal Grande. Step by step, your guide will provide you info about the city and the local food culture. While enjoying the pleasant walk, you will also have the chance to take pictures on the most scenographic spots of the city. Capture the atmosphere and keep the memory of this everlasting moment. This food tour is an experience you won’t surely regret! Gluten- and Lactose- free options are available. Please, provide us info about food allergies and restrictions at time of booking.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.05
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Venice Food Tour & Wine Tasting in Rialto with a Native & Top Rated Expert

Venice Food Tour & Wine Tasting in Rialto with a Native & Top Rated Expert

Embark on a wonderfully delicious experience of Venetian cuisine in this food tour across Rialto, the commercial heart of Venice. Explore well-loved sights, the world-famous Rialto City Market and Bacaris, which are little bars offering the best wine and Italian little dishes in the region. With the guidance of a local, professional expert, you will discover the beauty and magic of Venice, the ‘City of Canals’ through Venetian wine and food, with a sprinkle of architecture and monuments along the way. A professional expert guide will lead you through area of Rialto beginning the tour from the Rialto Market. Passing over the iconic Rialto Bridge across the Grand Canal, the tour continues through narrow streets and other bridges to several gorgeous spots and sites. Please do inform us at the time of booking of any specific food requests, we will be happy to organize and accommodate such requests. Vegetarian and gluten free options are available
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.07
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$113.07
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Venice like a Local: Terrific Food Walking Tour to Rialto District & Grand Canal

Venice like a Local: Terrific Food Walking Tour to Rialto District & Grand Canal

Once in Venice you cannot miss this food tour that also includes the local food market of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto. With your local English-speaking guide you will start a culinary journey in the heart of Venice. Taste some of the most delicious dishes that include: olives from Lake Garda, cow cheese from Asiago, Polenta chunks with marinated seafood, some exquisite cuttlefish, stockfish and so much more! All the exquisite dishes will be combined with a local wine that will compliment the flavours and your taste buds! Walk by the magnificent Rialto Bridge, Campo San Bartolomeo, Marco Polo’s House and the Grand Canal like a true Venetian! Italy’s most famous dessert was invented in Venice and is called Tiramisù, a delicious pastry infused with coffee and mascarpone cream. Please note that the Rialto Market is closed on Sundays, on Mondays and on public holidays
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.35
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San Polo, Rialto & Frari: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour in Venice

San Polo, Rialto & Frari: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour in Venice

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Discover the fascinating history of Venice’s San Polo neighborhood on this private walking tour. Led by a local guide, explore the narrow streets and historic squares that once formed the heart of Venetian commerce. Learn about the daily lives of merchants back when Venice was a medieval maritime superpower, and hear the scintillating stories of the famed courtesans that use to inhabit San Polo. You’ll also visit the extraordinary Frari church to admire paintings by Renaissance masters Titian and Bellini.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.32
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$135.32
Price varies by group size
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