84 thoughts on “How To Get to the Amalfi Coast

  1. Engred Reply

    Maybe I missed it in the article, but you can also take the Coop Sant’ Andrea ferry from Salerno to Amalfi and Positano from April through October – there are several ferries each day.

  2. Nicole Reply

    Any ideas on how to get to Amalfi coast from Rome in late November? We’re planning to go there with our 3 boys (ages 19 months, 8 yrs, and 9 yrs), so the easiest route would be preferred! Also, where in Amalfi coast should we stay, taking into consideration we’ll be with our kids?

    • Walks of Italy Post authorReply

      Hi Nicole,
      Please read this post, which has all the information you need on how to get to the Amalfi coast from Rome, including in November 🙂 Where you stay very much depends on what you’re hoping to do while you’re there, but the most convenient places in terms of day trips are probably Sorrento, Salerno, or Amalfi. You might want to also check out our posts on the Amalfi coast in the off season and on how to get the most out of the Amalfi coast. Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  3. Ken Reply

    How far is it from the Salerno train station to the Sita bus station ?
    Thank you
    Ken

    • Walks of Italy Post authorReply

      Hi Ken,
      It’s extremely close. If you’re taking the bus from Amalfi to Salerno, the SITA bus drops you off on Via Vinciprova, a 5-minute walk from the station. If you’re going from Salerno to Amalfi (opposite direction), the bus boards right in front of the station. Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  4. Miranda Farley Reply

    The Amalfi coast is definitely a very place for romance. I would love to visit the place with my special someone. Thanks for sharing these info. I might try the route from Rome.

  5. Lusa Tomoni Reply

    Amalfi Coast One of the most beautiful & gorgeous places.A narrow and winding road, which precariously clings to cliffs, affords spectacular views over blue waters.it has some of the richest culture and history in all of Italy, which is blessed with diversity and great natural beauty.

  6. Jean Reply

    Hi i’m going to Italy next week may I know where can I buy the SITA bus ticket to Amalfi in Sorrento? and where to buy the Alilauro ferry ticket in Sorrento?
    Thank you!
    Jean

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Jean, tickets can be purchased in tobacco shops and some coffee shops (you can ask for “biglietti SITA autobus”). Tickets for the Alilauro ferry are available online on this website in Italian and can be purchased at the port or through your hotel. Buon viaggio and let us know if you have any questions!

  7. Mabel Reply

    may i know what time does Marozzi bus operate from amalfi coast back to Rome? can you help on how should i book the ticket? im cant read Italian so i have trouble reading marozzi website.

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Mabel, can you let us know which town of the Amalfi Coast you’d like to leave from so we can help you with your research?

  8. Susan McLeay Reply

    We are traveling by car from Sicily. Can we drive from Vietri Sul Mare to Priano, check in to our apartment, and then pick up the SITA buses to visit Ravello, Amalfi and Positano? Also, when we leave the area, can we drive the Amalfi to Sorrento? We don’t really want to drive while visiting the little towns, but would of course have to take our car as we leave. Given this plan would require driving the “inside” lane of the coastal road, and that we are pretty experienced travelers, do you think that it is safe for us to drive our car. Thank you for your help.
    Susan McLeay

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Ciao Susan! You can find a timetable of buses to and from Praiano here. Although it is safe to take the car, you may prefer taking the bus so you don’t have to worry about driving and parking. Let us know if you have any questions!

  9. Sue Delaney Reply


    Can you please assist or advise if itinerary below is acceptable? Suggestions appreciated. Thank you
    Fly from Boston to Rome overnight (Tuesday or Wednesday – 15 or 16 September 2015)…
    – Take High Speed Rail to Salerno, Car Hire to Amalfi Town…
    – 3 Nights in Amalfi Town (one day small group day tour, one day by ourselves)
    – Bus/Train back to Naples Airport – Rent Car (2 days)
    – Travel by rental car to Baselice, Benevento, Campania (family village)
    – Stay at Locanda Antico Sannio (Baselice, Italy) (1 night)
    – Return to Naples (drop off car)
    – Train to Rome
    – 5 nights in Rome (central, near Piazza Navonna, or Trastevere)
    – Fly home Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (25 – 27 September)

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Ciao Sue, it looks great to us! Let us know if you have any questions 🙂

      • ines Reply

        Hellow!
        I apreciate very much your blog.
        I´m goin to Amalfi coast in ends january early
        february.
        Must go from Naples to Agnello di Sorrento (SPENT 3 NIGHTS)
        Then , Sorrento – Positano. (spent 1 night)
        other day Positano – Ravello (spent 2 nights)
        then Ravello- Salerno(SPENT 1 NIGHT)
        And finally Salerno-Rome ( By train)
        I´m 64 years old, and all that trips will be carrying 1 big bag and 1 small one. I will probably take a taxi from Bus station, port, or train station to the hotels.
        In each case, what is it better considering specially the bags and others?, ¿ferry, train or bus?
        I read somewhere The circumveneciana is like a metro. That means people is many times standing up? In that case, ¿is it safe for my big bag to accomodate it nearby the door, as I usuaually do in ordinary trains?
        When arriving to train station, bus station or port, I will probably take a taxi to the hotel…
        When going from Ravello to Salerno, shall I do it by bus, or is there another possibility?
        What about taxis? If I decide to make all my ” luggage trips ” in taxis, (instead of ferry, bus or train) how much should I spend in each one, more or less? we are 2 people, carrying 2 bags each one, and I am 64 years old.
        Last question You mentioned the Novotel Salerno, and some Bed And Breakfast, what is better, independient of prize. Is the Novotel in the Storic Center? Is it the best hotel ? I´m sure want to go to the Storic center, and if it´s possible and can afford I will chose the best place to stay.
        Thank you very much.
        Ines
        .

        • Walks of Italy Reply

          Hi Ines,
          We recommend to choose one town in Amalfi as a “home” during your trip. That way you won’t have to lug your baggage around with you everywhere you go and waste time checking into and out of hotels. The coast is very accessible and it’s easy to take day trips to all those cities you listed. This should help with the transportation/baggage issue!

        • david hill Reply

          Ines, just remember this: if you take the circumvespia train from Naples to anywhere, beware of pickpockets and petty theft. The people from Naples have theft down to an art form. Do not left yourself be caught on the steps or in the door by anyone!! Push them hard because they are working with someone behind you who is stealing your stuff. Know beforehand and you’ll have a great time!

  10. Phoebe Reply

    I am thinking of using sorrento as my base, travelling from rome to sorrento first -> check in my luggage -> take a trip to positano and come back to overnight at sorrento. But i cant find what is the latest timing for a bus from positano to sorrento 🙁
    Next day would be Sorrento -> Amalfi -> Ravello, then I will take an overnight train to Florence. So do you think it is better for me to go to Naples or Salerno for a train to Florence?
    And is my schedule too packed?

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Phoebe,
      That sounds like a great trip! It’s good to check your luggage and have a hotel as a base instead of changing hotels every night – the towns are so close together that it’s simple to go and return in a day. Once in Sorrento you can ask the hotel or the tabaccheria (where you buy bus tickets) for the bus times, but this site might be helpful. Per your schedule, it depends how many days you are in the area!

  11. Lynn Sparrow Reply

    My fiance and I are going to Praiano for 5 days in May. We fly into Naples. Our package includes a rental car but we are having second thoughts- it sounds nerve-wracking to drive in and near Naples, the windy coastal roads, and then trying to park. Without a car would we able to get to Praiano and then do day trips? Thanks so much!

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Lynn,
      Though driving in Italy is totally possible, many people are a bit nervous driving the extreme curves of the Amalfi Coast. If you decide it’s not for you, there are busses and trains from Naples to Praiano. Check out this article for more information! Have a great trip 🙂

  12. Jerry Reply

    Trying to follow your suggestion of traveling from Rome to the Amalfi Coast by Trenitalia from Roma directly to Salerno. The Trenitalia website refuses to offer Salerno as an available station. Suggestions?

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Jerry,
      Try clicking “all trains” instead of just the frecciarossa trains. We found some available routes either through the frecciarossa or the intercity trains (LeFrecce Train Website) Have a great trip!

  13. Leanne Reply

    Hi there, Do you know where in Amalfi the Marozzi bus drops people off?

  14. Shona Sherman Reply

    Hi there!
    I am travelling with my mum & 2 teenagers from Rome to Amalfi region in September. Have just 2 nights. Thinking Day 1 going direct to Pompeii, before heading to Sorrento to accom & explore. Day 2 explore the coast by bus/ferry. I’ve read your post on travel from Rome to Amalfi and it’s very comprehensive – thank you! My question is can we go straight to Pompeii from Rome rather than heading to accom first, & would there be somewhere to leave luggage while we explore the site?
    Thanks!

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Shona,
      We’re glad our articles have helped you so far! You can go from Rome to Pompeii, but in nearly every case you’ll have to change trains at least once, as shown here. Perhaps the easiest and least expensive option by train is still Rome to Naples, then Naples to Pompeii. As for your luggage, You can either leave it at the Pompeii train station for approximately 3 euro per bag or leave it at the free luggage storage facility at the entry point of Pompeii. Though the storage is free, the website also states: “However, during some periods the sites are very crowded and the locker room may not contain the baggage of all visitors.” This is likely only a potential problem from June to August. Head to the website here for more information or let us know if you have any other questions!

  15. bud Reply

    Are there any bars along the Amalfi coast have music and dancing for an older crowd. We will be staying in Positano in September of 2016.

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Bud,
      We weren’t sure about your question, so we reached out to one of our expert local guides. He said that the only place he knows of for dancing in Positano is a discoteca called “Music”. Though he wasn’t sure exactly what crowd it attracts, it is a relatively fancy and elegant environment, built into a cave! We hope that helps!

  16. Tina Reply

    Hi there,
    My husband and i will be traveling through italy next early may.
    Our trip will begin in:
    -Florence to Rome (4 days). By train
    -Rome to Almalfi coast,(4 days)
    but how long is the bus ride from Salerno to Almalfi, where do we buy tickets from for the bus ride. And is it easy to find our way around Almalfi?
    -Almalfi to Venice (3 days)
    Which train system do you recommend? and does the train go directly to venice?
    -Venice to Florence (1 night)
    -Florence to back home

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Tina,
      You can buy tickets for any of the buses in Italy from a tabaccaio shop (look for the sign with the big T. You’ll likely see many) or an edicola (newspaper stand). It looks like it takes about an hour by bus to get to Amalfi from Salerno, and it is easy to get around Amalfi, for sure! From Amalfi to Venice, however, is a much longer trip. By train it is likely to take around 8 hours and you’ll need to make changes. Your best bet is to get to the rome train station and take a fast speed train (either Trenitalia or Italo, they are the only high speed train companies) to Venice. Either way, we’re sure you’ll have a lovely trip!

  17. Maria Reply

    Hi! I’m visiting the Amalfi coast in november. I’m thinking of staying in Salerno and making day trips to Amalfi, Positano, Capri, Sorrento and Pompeii but I’d like to know whats the best way to travel during the off season since I’ve heard there are no ferrys, is that true? Thank you!

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Maria,
      Our article on Salerno here will show you how we feel about staying in Salerno! It can be a great base for the Amalfi Coast. While you’re there, you can visit any and all of the towns quickly and inexpensively by bus.

  18. Sharon Reply

    I heard that on Labor Day (5/1), all transportation (buses, cars) to Amalfi is not allowed, only cars out of Amalfi is ok. Is that correct?

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Sharon,
      You’re right that the first of May is labor day in Italy and a popular travel weekend among Italians. Since it is a holiday, the buses will run like they would on a Sunday with limited hours and times, and same with the ferries. To avoid that, we’d suggest choosing a centrally located place to stay in, or explore the town that you are staying in on that day. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  19. Blanca Cook Reply

    What about getting to the Amalfi Coast from more northern regions like Florence? Does that make the trip a little more impossible?

  20. Jane Roberts Reply

    Hello there! I’m supposing to visit the Amalfi coast in june. I’m considering staying in Salerno and making day excursions to Amalfi, Capri, Sorrento and Pompeii however I’d like to know whats the most ideal approach to go amid the season…thnx

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Jane,
      Our favorite approach is taking advantage of expert local guides and getting the most out of your day trips with in-depth day tours to Pompeii and Vesuvius. The whole region is well serviced by trains and buses, so all you need is a knowledgeable tour guide to truly understand the history in front of you. You might also like our Insider’s Guide to Visiting Pompeii.

  21. Joy Reply

    Hi! Are the trains operational during All Saint’s Day (Nov 1?) We are traveling from Florence to Venice on that day.

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Joy,
      Yes the trains are operational. The fast speed frecciarossa trains run about every hour. You can see your options here on the TrenItalia website.

  22. Arturo Reply

    Hi, I will be spending three nights in Naples, but I would like to spend a day visiting the towns in Amalfi Coast. What would you recommend us to visit? Our hotel is in Piazza Garibaldi close to the train station, so I was thinking about leaving in the morning and returning at night back to Naples. Whats the best way to do the loop back to Naples? Grazzie mille!

  23. Deanna Born Reply

    Hi,
    I will be staying in Amalfi x 3 days, then heading to Florence by train. Do you recommend I stay in Sorrento the last night or Salerno to easily catch an early train to Florence.
    I need to make sure I can get from Amalfi to either of those cities easily in the evening, as it looks like all the ferries and busses stop around 630?
    If I go to Salerno, its 1 easy train straight to Florence. If I go to Sorrento, I must take circumvencia to Naples, and then another train to Florence.
    Also, is there a place in Positano to store luggage besides a hotel?

  24. Corrina Reply

    Hello, I am arriving in Naples airport in the morning of 1st Sept and need to get to Ravello by public transport. It looks like the easiest way is the train to Salerno and then SITA bus to Amalfi – is this correct? How much would I expect to pay for a taxi to ravello? How far is the train station from the airport in Naples & would I get there? How regular are the buses from Salerno to Amalfi?

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Corrina,
      We often use the site http://www.Rome2Rio.com to compare and contrast different route options based on time, price and distance. The SITA buses are often the most cost effective, though we’re not sure why you’d have to go all the way to Salerno only to backtrack back to Ravello. For all your other questions Rome2Rio can help. Have a great trip!

  25. Globe-trotter Reply

    Hi WOI,
    I wanted to reach out to you to see if this timetable is out of date: http://www.sitabus.it/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Napoli-Capodichino-Salerno-via-autostrada.pdf
    I have been told by Luca (from summerinitaly) that there are only two buses from Naples Capodichino to Salerno at 8:45 and 16:00. Reference: http://www.sitasudtrasporti.it/archivio/Download/corse/sitasud/Campania/Salerno/9084a25a-2dcf-466d-9633-93a263d238d1_5002.pdf/0
    Our flight lands at 9am so we wouldn’t be able to take the 8:45 Sita Airporter and I’m trying to avoid the Alibus to Naples central and the train to Salerno if possible.
    Thank you!

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Jeff,
      The timetables do change frequently and it’s highly likely that they’ve changed over the years. We recommend going directly to the SITA website from google to have the most updated version, rather than using our link. Thank you for bringing that to our attention.

  26. Khim Boo Reply

    Hi, I’ll be at arriving at Positano during mid November as my base. Of course during my 4 nights stay i would like to also explore other nearby locations such as Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi & Salerno however i understand that most of the ferries stop service starting the month of November?
    Can you advise what’s the best way to go about this? SITA bus?

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Khim,
      Probably the best way to go is with the SITA bus, as it’s inexpensive, runs often and you don’t have to worry about parking! Have a great time!

  27. Jennifer Reply

    Thank you for such fab articles, including this one! I’ve been pouring over your website over the last few days and have found it to be super helpful in planning our trip to Italy in April! I have a question I’m hoping you can help with…we are starting our trip with three nights in Rome, then off to Florence for three nights and then had planned to make our way to Amalfi for the remaining six days of our trip. We would be coming directly from Florence and it seems like a long trip to do in one day (either going through Rome or Naples). Would you have a suggestion of somewhere to stay for a night to break up the trip? We wouldn’t want it to be Rome, having already spent the early part of our trip there. I should note that our preference would be to go to Salerno rather than Sorrento after reading your other helpful article! Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Jennifer,
      You could add Naples on to your trip to see another major Italian city along the way, which is about a 3 hour train ride. After that, it’s easy to take a regional train from Naples down to Salerno whenever you’re ready. Or, if you prefer a smaller town you could stop somewhere such as beautiful Orvieto, in Umbria. The train, however, is regional, so really it will take just as long: From Florence to Orvieto it’s about two hours, from Orvieto to Naples it’s another three. So it depends on if you want to add a destination to your trip (thus likely taking a slower regional train) or simply break up a long commute (thus stopping in Rome or Naples along your way from Florence.)

  28. Debbie Hanson Reply

    Hi Jennifer,
    My 28 year old son and I are going to Rome on a whim. Neither of us have been before. HELP!! We plan on leaving Seattle, Wa on May 3, 2017 and return to the states on May 10, 2017. We will stay the entire
    trip in Rome. We both love history and art and I love delicious food and wine. What district do you recommend and is there a couple of your tours that we should not miss? Any suggestions would be a blessing. Thank you!
    Debbie

  29. Jean Reply

    Hi
    I would like to know what is the best way to visit sorrento, positano and amalfi town within 5 hours from naples cruise port.

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Jean,
      The best and easiest way to visit is with a guided tour, of course! Take a train from Naples to Sorrento then try our Capri day trip to snorkel & swim and touring the famous grottos before 4 hours on land in Capri. You can also move among the Amalfi Coast towns easily by bus or train.

  30. Sarani Torres Reply

    Great Info! Love reading all the articles posted in this site! We will be visiting Rome in the end of September and spend 3 days in Positano. From this article I understood that the best way to get there is to take the train to Naples, but didn’t understand where to go from there. Is it best to take the ferry or a bus to Positano? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
    Sarani

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Sarani,
      You can take the ferry or the bus, but perhaps the easiest way is to take the regional train from Naples directly to Positano!

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi May,
      Unfortunately that tour is a seasonal tour and doesn’t run past October 31. We have many other Rome tours that you might like!

  31. Jack Kuehn Reply

    You missed the bus from Naples train station to the Amalfi Coast. I have in my pocket two 5.50 euro tickets from Amalfi to Naples. 4 busses per day, less on weekends. Beats the 140 euro we paid for a taxi to get here last Saturday because none of our research turned up this option!

  32. Petra Reply

    Is doing Amalfi Coast and all the way down to Sicily in December a good idea? Me and my husband want to do a trip from Dec 20-Jan 1st and were thinking of flying into Naples and spending christmas there and then doing Amalfi coast, Calabria and Sicily (and maybe Bari if we could fit that in somehow). Do you think weather would be okay in south Italy at that time? we are not looking for beach weather but anything between 50-65 F is great weather for us so that we can do some hiking, wine tasting and enjoy the ocean views.

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Petra,
      Absolutely! The off season can be a great time to visit Italy, especially places as small and crowded as the Amalfi Coast! You’re likely to find decent weather, lower prices and fewer crowds!

  33. Maria Pacheco Reply

    Hi! My husband and I wanted to tour the Amalfi coast on a motorcycle, do you recommend this? It is a BMW K1600 GTL. I have not seen any articles on touring the amalfi Coast in motorcycles. We are planning on going this September. Does it rain a lot during this period on the Amalfi Coast?
    Thanks appreaciate all the help.

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Maria,
      You won’t have to worry about rain on the coast in August — just be sure to bring sunscreen! Many people enjoy touring the coast on motorcycle. We’d say just make sure you’re an experienced driver. The coast is curvy and the cars drive fast!

  34. Naudy Reply

    Hi we are couple with 02 kids,will be travelling Rome to Solerno by train in the morning, can we visit pompeii on the same day for few hours.We will stay 02 more days in solerno and would like to explore Positano/Amalfi/Other towns, kindly advice what should be our itinerary. Since we have 02 kids age 14 and 08, what mode of transport u should suggest…
    Our Priority will be natural beauty and scenery not much of history.

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Naudy,
      If you’re not in a rush to get to your destinations, you can absolutely stop to visit Pompeii along the way, but it means that from Rome you will need to take a high speed train to Naples and a regional train to Pompeii. http://Www.trenitalia.com can help you to see your itinerary and what trains you may use. Have a great trip!

  35. Jess Reply

    Hi!
    I don’t see any mention of renting a car. I am traveling at the end of may and our hotel has a free parking spot. Should we rent a car in Naples and drive to our hotel (between Positano & Amalfi) ?

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Jess,
      This article focuses on public transportation options for travelers. Which transport you take all depends on your time, comfort level and, of course, your ultimate destination. You can absolutely rent a car in Naples and drive down along the coast. This will leave you less restricted with time, but keep in mind that if you want to use the car to get around while you’re there it can be difficult to find parking among the small coastal towns.

  36. Jorge Reply

    Hello,
    I am planning a trip for my girlfriend and I for her birthday July 28th. We plan to be in Rome the 25th through her birthday on the 28th. I’m sure there are a lot of romantic things to do in Rome, but can you give me a suggestion on something that she’ll always remember? Also I would like to finish our vacation till the 31st by going and staying somewhere in the Amalfi Coast. What town would you recommend Positano? We’ve booked our hotel in Rome, but have no clue where to go or stay in the second leg of our dream vacation. Thank you in advance.

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Jorge,
      Why not take your girlfriend to learn to make two types of homemade pasta from scratch with an expert Italian chef, then enjoy dinner, wine and dessert on the atmospheric terrace with our pasta-making class? Or maybe you’d prefer a twilight stroll past Rome’s greatest sights with a gelato in hand! In any case, Rome is an incredibly romantic city in and of itself, we’re sure you’ll find something wonderful to do!
      Also, this aticle on the Best Amalfi Coast Towns can help you decide where to stay on your trip!

  37. Jason Reply

    I will be traveling from Rome to Positano in early June of this year. I’m trying to decide between the Marozzi bus from Rome and a direct train to Salerno and SITA buses from Salerno to Positano. Do the SITA buses run from Salerno all the way across the coast to Positano? Some of my research doesn’t seem to show a SITA route from Salerno to Amalfi. Realistically, am I saving any time by taking the direct trains, either to Salerno or Sorrento? The marozzi train is over 4 hours but if the trains aren’t much faster than I think the direct bus seems like the least amount of hassle.
    Thanks

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Jason,
      This website might help you to make a decision on what public transport to use along the Amalfi Coast!

  38. Phil Reply

    We are flying into Naples next late spring for visit the Amalfi coast. Your blog is helpful!! Thanks for the info.
    We have 10 days in our Southern Italy, we will use 5 days in Sorrrento, Amalfi and Positano. What would you recommend we go for the other 5 days? Capri and Ischia? Sardinia? We want to visit small towns and enjoy the beautiful countryside. any suggestions?

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Phil,
      We’re glad you found our blog useful! You could easily spend all ten days exploring the area from Naples to Salerno: There’s Naples itself, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Capri, and the entire coast! If it’s your first time in Italy, you could spend the other five days in and around Rome or, rent a car and take a side trip out to the ancient rock-city of Matera.

  39. Phil B Reply

    Thanks for the response. We have enjoyed northern Italy on several other visits. This visit is for 11 days and in southern Italy, small towns and food! 5 days in Amalfi/Capri and 5 days in Sardinia? North or south?

    • Walks of Italy Reply

      Hi Phil,
      We can’t make out your entire itinerary, but we encourage you to read through the blog to narrow down your destinations! We also suggest looking into some day trips or day tours to help you get the most of your time abroad. Luckily, we have some great day tours to choose from!

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