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Danube Mini Cruise Vienna & Bratislava 2023

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Danube Mini Cruise Vienna
Danube Mini Cruise Vienna

This is the departure point for your Danube cruise. Our tip: to ensure that you get off to a relaxed start, travel the day before the cruise begins and spend the night at one of our partner hotels. This will allow you to explore the region around Passau, too. And when your ship sets sail for an exciting Danube cruise, you will have already enjoyed your first few adventures.

Wachau

You are about to enjoy a real treat for the senses as you experience the Wachau up close. You will be mesmerised by the famous Danube valley between Melk and Krems. Taking in this fascinating river landscape as you stand on the sun deck of one of the A-ROSA Danube fleet is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It is no wonder that the Wachau is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This really is an absolute must-see.

Vienna

Arr 01:00 pm Dep 11:30 pm

This is a real highlight of your Danube cruise: Vienna, the capital of Austria with that extra-special something. The locals sound as though they are singing when they speak, and it is customary for certain business owners to address their regular customers with their full title. That’s just the way things are done here. With its wealth of museums, galleries, palaces and castles, plus the state opera and many theatres, the city enjoys a lively cultural scene all year-round. The Viennese are proud of their city – and rightly so!

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Trips

€ 359

Would you like to explore Vienna by yourself? Your private car for up to two people will take you to the exact sights that you want to see. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

Price:

€ 359

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

Private car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 399

Had an idea for a special tour? Your private people carrier for up to five people will take you to the exact sights that you want to see. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

Price:

€ 399

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

Private people carrier

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 339

Do you fancy spending the whole day following in the footsteps of Empress Elisabeth, also known as Sisi? Or would you prefer to sample a bit of Viennese coffee-house culture, do a spot of shopping, take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage and then maybe head over to Danube Island? You decide exactly what you'll do, always confident that you're in good hands. Your personal tour guide will help you to explore Vienna exactly as you wish.

Price:

€ 339

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

only english-speaking guide

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 799

Experience a very special experience in Vienna: a ride on a Viennese Fiaker (horse-drawn carriage) through the beautiful city centre. Let yourself be pampered with culinary delights during the trip and enjoy a three-course menu, served by your personal butler. The Viennese Fiaker have been specially rebuilt for this unique experience, so that you can comfortably enjoy the menu, champagne and wine during the ride. Listen to the horse's hooves on the cobblestone and watch many Viennese sights passing by.

Price:

€ 799

Duration:

approx. 1.5h

Transport:

Viennese Fiaker and walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 259

Enjoy a nostalgic ride through the beautiful city of Vienna. Discover the city in comfort, protected from the elements in an electrically powered classic car that travels at a maximum speed of 10 km/h. Sit back and relax as you explore the city. After a short taxi ride into the city centre, your tour will begin and you'll take in sights such as the Hofburg Palace, the Town Hall, the elegant street, Herrengasse and Stephansplatz Square. The classic cars are modelled on originals from the 1920s.

Price:

€ 259

Duration:

approx. 1.5h

Transport:

Taxi, Oldtimer and walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 829

When visiting Vienna, the coffee houses should not be left out. On a private tour you will experience the Viennese coffeehouse culture and everything that goes with it. Where does the delicious coffee come from, what roasts and varieties are used, and what is the celebration of coffee making all about? Trace the spirit of the old literati and artists and send your sense of taste on a journey of pleasure through the world of coffee in three of Vienna's best-known and most popular coffee houses.

Price:

€ 829

Duration:

approx. 4h

Transport:

Car and walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 799

A stay in Vienna would not be complete without a visit to a Heuriger (traditional wine tavern). Located within the city limits but with rural character, the picturesque old winegrowing villages even win over the Viennese. On a private excursion for up to 5 people, we take you to a Heuriger. During a guided tour through the wine cellar, you will, of course, also get to taste some wines. Enjoy a relaxed stay, with a cosy atmosphere, delicious wine and typical specialities such as house bread with Liptauer, Grammelschmalz and cheese.

Price:

€ 799

Duration:

approx. 4.5h

Transport:

Private people carrier/car and walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 499

Experience the special magic and calmness that alpacas exude on people. After getting to know each other, halter your companion and set off in the direction of sky meadows. As you walk across country lanes and meadows, you can enjoy a wonderful panorama and discover that the sky meadows live up to their name. During a short rest, you can fortify yourself and your alpaca friends and watch them graze. Enjoy the tranquillity before walking along woods to the end of the hike. Say goodbye to your new friends before heading back to the ship.

Price:

€ 499

Duration:

approx. 3.5h

Transport:

People carrier and walking

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 55

On this tour, you will get to know Vienna's most historically significant sights. We will begin with a drive along the Ringstrasse with its magnificent buildings, such as the State Opera, the Museum of Art History and the Museum of Natural History, the Hofburg Palace, the Parliament Building, the city hall, the university, the stock exchange and past numerous palaces and monuments to famous composers, poets and artists. We will then continue to travel along the Prater with its famous Ferris Wheel to the Hundertwasser house, to St. Charles's Church and the Viennese Music Association. One of Vienna's landmarks can only be reached by foot due to its location - St. Stephen's Cathedral. After a brief tour of the outside, you will be taken back to your cruise ship.

Price:

€ 55

Duration:

approx. 3.5h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

€ 79

Come with us on a journey of discovery - under as well as above ground!

An adventure for young and old awaits you in the unique underground world of the Hinterbühl lake cave and Lichtenstein Castle. The lake grotto has been designated a natural monument and is home to Europe's largest underground lake. During a boat trip across the lake, you will learn all about the extraordinary mining history and the mysterious labyrinth of galleries. After the boat tour, you will continue to Lichtenstein Castle, where the castle mascot "Lichti" will give you a warm welcome. Immerse yourself in the world of the Middle Ages and learn about life in a castle in a playful way.

Price:

€ 79

Duration:

approx. 5h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

Solid shoes required and a warm jacket recommended

€ 79

It will be an evening of superlatives! The Kursalon, built in the style of the Italian Renaissance in the 19th century by Johann Garben, is one of central Vienna's most beautiful concert halls. Once the location for musical events such as the Strauss brothers' famous Promenadenkonzerte or creations by the Waltz King, Johann Strauss. The Salon's own orchestra Alt Wien, one of Vienna's most well-known classical music ensembles, will doubtlessly provide you with a veritable musical firework, comprising the best works of Johann Strauss and the most well-known arias by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Virtuoso musicians, excellent opera singers and enchanting ballet soloists make for a truly unforgettable evening of highest artistic quality. A night to remember!

Price:

€ 79

Duration:

approx. 3.5h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

Concert tickets only; transfer can be organised separately on board

€ 65

It will be an evening of superlatives! The Kursalon, built in the style of the Italian Renaissance in the 19th century by Johann Garben, is one of central Vienna's most beautiful concert halls. Once the location for musical events such as the Strauss brothers' famous Promenadenkonzerte or creations by the Waltz King, Johann Strauss. The Salon's own orchestra Alt Wien, one of Vienna's most well-known classical music ensembles, will doubtlessly provide you with a veritable musical firework, comprising the best works of Johann Strauss and the most well-known arias by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Virtuoso musicians, excellent opera singers and enchanting ballet soloists make for a truly unforgettable evening of highest artistic quality. A night to remember!

Price:

€ 65

Duration:

approx. 3.5h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

Concert tickets only; transfer can be organised separately on board

€ 69

In the evening, Vienna unfolds a very special magic. Just the artfully illuminated magnificent buildings that you pass on the Ringstrasse. And then this sea of lights! You can enjoy a breathtaking view of the thousands of twinkling lights from the Kahlenberg. At its foot you will find the wine-growing village of Grinzing. In a typical wine tavern you enjoy the evening with two glasses of wine, delicious snacks and traditional Schrammel music.

Price:

€ 69

Duration:

approx. 3.5h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

Meals and drinks: 2x 1/4l wine, small appetizers

Bratislava, home to approximately 450,000 inhabitants and located on the left bank of the Danube, is a young capital city – the youngest in Europe, in fact. Throughout the old town, you’ll see traces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire wherever you go. This leisurely city of baroque and rococo, palaces and palisades, and art and coffee houses is a perfect place to wander around, marvel at impressive sights, relax and unwind.

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Trips

€ 299

A stroll through the city centre followed by a walk up to the castle to enjoy the views and, last but not least, a spot of window shopping at the Eurovea shopping centre. It's up to you to decide what you'll do. Your personal tour guide is very familiar with Bratislava and will show you the best sights and attractions.

Price:

€ 299

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

only english-speaking guide

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 499

Booking a private people carrier will ensure that you travel through the city in comfort, whether you choose to visit Castle Hill, the old town or the UFO restaurant with its observation deck. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish. Enjoy getting to know the fantastic city of Bratislava on a tour that's as individual as you are.

Price:

€ 499

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

Private people carrier

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 399

Would you like to go on a customised tour with your partner or travel companion? Your driver will take you to various sights and attractions including Castle Hill. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

Price:

€ 399

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

Private car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 49

Join us on an adventure for young and old at Bratislava Zoo. In the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, the Bratislava Zoological Garden is 96 square metres in size and is home to over 1000 animals. Stroll through the leafy forest and marvel at the variety of animals, from tropical monkeys to sloths, rhinos, flamingos and many more! In addition to the zoo, the Bratislava Zoo also houses a dinosaur park. Here you can marvel at an exhibition of life-size dinosaur models.

Price:

€ 49

Duration:

approx. 4h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

€ 39

Taking you directly to the most beautiful view, the Bratislava City Express will deliver you to the Bratislavský Hrad (Bratislava Castle). From the 85-metre-high plateau, you can see far over the Danube. The city owes its name to Duke Wratislaw, who built the complex in the middle of the 17th century. Maria Theresia decided to reconstruct the castle a century later as you'll see on your visit today. After the castle, you will explore the historical centre with its Renaissance houses and baroque palaces by foot.

Price:

€ 39

Duration:

approx. 2h

Transport:

City Express and walking

Level:

Moderat

Your Danube cruise is the perfect opportunity to get to know the Austrian city of Linz. It offers an exciting mix of cultural attractions and true works of art. You’ll discover a modern, cosmopolitan city whose diversity, design and creativity really make it stand out. And no visit to Linz would be complete without a trip to a cafe to sample its specialities, such as the famous Linzer Torte.

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Trips

€ 299

Explore the diversity of the Danube city of Linz with your private English-speaking tour guide and design the tour according to your wishes. From the impressive architecture on the main square to a hike to the Pöstlingberg and exciting discoveries in the museums, there are no limits to your choices.

Price:

€ 299

Duration:

approx. 2h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 359

Drive relaxed from A to B with your private minivan and explore the diversity of Linz, the city on the Danube. For example, let us take you to the top of the Pöstlingberg and enjoy a fantastic view! Design the programme according to your wishes.

Price:

€ 359

Duration:

approx. 2h

Transport:

Private people carrier

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 329

Explore the Danube city of Linz in a very relaxed way for two with your private car. Between culture, nature and industry, Linz has a lot to offer. You determine the programme and we implement it for you. A private English-speaking tour guide can be booked on request.

Price:

€ 329

Duration:

approx. 2h

Transport:

Private car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 199

Discover the long tradition of Linz, the capital of Upper Austria, in a relaxed way on this private rickshaw tour. Let the various sights, such as the main square or the Renaissance-style Landhaus, pass by. You will drive through the alleys with the baroque house facades and the beautiful Renaissance courtyards to the Old Cathedral and learn exciting information about the cultural capital.

Price:

€ 199

Duration:

approx. 2h

Transport:

Rickshaw and walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

No rain protection. This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 19

Linz has a long history. The capital of Upper Austria with its approx. 200,000 inhabitants is first mentioned in the second century as a Roman Lentia. The main square is surrounded by houses with baroque facades and beautiful Renaissance courtyards. Discover the town hall from the 15th century and the Feichtingerhaus from the 18th century. On your walk through Linz you will see the grand official Landhaus in Renaissance style as well as the Mozarthaus. The Old Cathedral, which was the Diocese of Linz' until 1909, was the work of the famous organist Anton Bruckner. Linz was the European Capital of Culture in 2009 - let yourself be inspired by this vibrant city.

Price:

€ 19

Duration:

approx. 1.5h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

€ 52

Get to know a different side of Upper Austria's capital on this evening excursion. Experience a little play of lights when the Ars Electronica, the "Museum of the Future", and the Lentos Art Museum are illuminated. From the Pöstlingberg, the sea of lights stretches out before your feet. Past the Trinity Column and the Mozart House in Linz, we return to the ship.

Price:

€ 52

Duration:

approx. 1.5h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Leicht

This is the departure point for your Danube cruise. Our tip: to ensure that you get off to a relaxed start, travel the day before the cruise begins and spend the night at one of our partner hotels. This will allow you to explore the region around Passau, too. And when your ship sets sail for an exciting Danube cruise, you will have already enjoyed your first few adventures.

A-ROSA Premium all inclusive

Enjoy your most beautiful time with maximum comfort and with the all-round carefree package: A-ROSA Premium all inclusive.

Your desired cabin? Voilà! Sauna, fitness area, pool? Always at your service! Top culinary menus? Enjoy your meal! Attractive discounts on all massage and beauty treatments? Of course! Plus all transfers and many other benefits that will always put a smile on your face, while you have nothing to do but think about your next wish.

  • Indulge all day, every day: Comprehensive breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets with live-cooking stations, embarkation refreshment and daily teatime snack
    NEW: The choice between a-la-carte dining and buffet-style dinner as well as special Welcome & Farewell dinners*
  • High-quality drinks throughout the day: including tea, speciality coffees, water, soft drinks, beers, wines as well as a wide selection of sparkling wines, cocktails, and long drinks (also available outside dining hours)
  • NEW: Culinary treats such as midnight snacks and regional delicacies included on many journeys
  • NEW: An included half-day excursion with regional highlights during the day and a special culinary experience onboard in the evening (cruises of 7-nights+)
  • Increased Super Early Booking Discounts for bookings made until 31 Dec 2022 and increased Early Booking Discounts until 28 Feb 2023 and 31 Aug 2023
  • NEW: Room service for all cabin grades
  • Kids up to 15 years of age cruise for free on deck 1**
  • Free change of reservation until 30 days prior to departure
  • NEW: Our Destination Scouts will help you make the most of every city experience with insider tips and recommendations
  • Varied onboard entertainment programme
  • NEW: Performances by regional artists (up to twice a week on cruises 7 nights+)
  • NEW: Special & Event Cruises in the off-peak seasons
  • 15 % discount on wellness and beauty treatments at SPA-ROSA
  • NEW: A-ROSA App & free e-bikes for independent exploration (first come, first served basis)
  • Ship transfers
  • Free WiFi (excluding streaming services)

* A-ROSA SENA: An à la carte dinner will be available at the SENA GRILL for a surcharge. | A-ROSA ALVA: served main course at dinner
** Up to 15 years of age: kids travel for free on deck 1, if accompanied by one full fare paying adult (G-grade cabins 2 adults). Deck 2 and above 30% child discount. For the A-ROSA ALVA (Douro) and A-ROSA SENA (Rhine) other children’s discounts may apply.
*** A-ROSA ALVA: E-bike rental not available.

Book now your trip with the "Premium all inclusive" package until 31 Jan 2023 and you will benefit from our attractive Super Early Booking Discount (limited contingent).

  • Varied gourmet buffets with regional and seasonal specialities
  • Live cooking à la minute
  • No seating or dress code; last but not least, free table times ensure a relaxed atmosphere among the guests
  • A wine list adapted to the region
  • Indoor and outdoor restaurant as well as barbecue buffet on the sun deck of selected ships

Choose exactly the cabin you like. If available, we will book your desired cabin with cabin number.

Dates & Prices

Arrival & Hotel

Outbound & Return flight; e.g. with Lufthansa, Air France, Swiss

From various German airports and Zurich to Vienna, incl. transfer Airport – Ship – Airport (incl. taxes).

Flights from € 329 per person

A-ROSA Rail & Cruise

Train operated by Deutsche Bahn from all German train stations to Passau.

Train from € 179 per person (Return / 2nd Class).

Train operated by Deutsche Bahn from all German train stations to Vienna.

Train from € 189 per person (Return / 2nd Class).

Arrive on your own - and park safely!

If you plan your arrival individually, we offer you a parking space in a guarded car park for the length of your cruise.

Price from € 51 per car (Passau)

Price from € 51 per car (Engelhartszell)
 

The hotel is located in the ‘Innstadt‘, which is part of the newly developed district ‘InnViertel‘ of Passau. The hotel offers two and three-room appartments. You can reach within walking distance (approx. 10 minutes) the pedestrian area and the old town with the university and Stephen’s cathedral. A parking lot in the underground car park can be booked additionally for a surcharge per night. Each appartments is equipped with the following facilities: air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, flatscreen TV, safe, kitchenette, spacious bathroom with underfloor heating, towel dryer, shower (some rooms with a bathtub), hairdryer, make-up mirror, toilet. The hotel has also a lift.

Included services

Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Size ca.

63 sqm
for up to 2 persons

Double occupancy

€ 99 pp

Size ca.

73 sqm
with 2 bedrooms
for up to 4 persons

Double occupancy

€ 119 pp

3-person occupancy

€ 89 pp

4-person occupancy

€ 79 pp

Located in a historical building dating back to the 14th century, Hotel Passauer Wolf has a very special atmosphere. Yet the hotel also meets state-of-the-art standards from extensive refurbishment in 2009. The fantastic location in the middle of the old town, right between the cathedral and the pedestrian zone, makes the hotel a perfect starting point for sightseeing and shopping. Enjoy your complimentary welcome drink at the bar or in your comfortably furnished room. Then relax in the hotel spa’s whirlpool and sauna. Use of the spa is included in the booking price. Free Internet access and a bottle of mineral water are available in each room. For luggage and passenger transfers to / from the A-ROSA transfer in Passau (distance from / to hotel approx. 1–2 km) we recommend a taxi.

Included services

Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 69pp

Single occupancy

€ 99 pp

Double occupancy

€ 79 pp

Single occupancy

€ 109 pp

Double occupancy

€ 89 pp

Single occupancy

€ 119 pp

This modern hotel in Passau is located in quiet green surroundings just 200 m from the Danube and 500 m from the town centre on the other side of the river. Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival in the light-filled lobby, by the palms on the terrace or in your comfortable hotel room. The hotel bar is open in the evenings. Alternatively, you can enjoy complete relaxation in the spa, which offers a Finnish sauna, a steam room, a whirlpool and an infrared sauna. Free Internet access and a bottle of mineral water are available in each room. For luggage and passenger transfers to / from the A-ROSA transfer in Passau (distance from / to hotel approx. 1–2 km) we recommend a taxi.

Included services

Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 69 pp

Single occupancy

€ 99 pp

Double occupancy

€ 79pp

Single occupancy

€ 109 pp

Double occupancy

€ 89 pp

Single occupancy

€ 119 pp

Hotel Wesenufer is located right by the Danube in Wesenufer, which is near Engelhartszell (7 km) and Waldkirchen am Wesen (4 km). The nearest train station is Passau (37 km). The hotel building itself is more than 300 years old and was carefully renovated in 2008 and 2013. All rooms feature a modern interior design to make you feel at ease. The rooms – some of which have a balcony or terrace looking on to the Danube – are equipped with a flatscreen TV, free Wi-Fi, a phone, a safe, a minibar and a bathroom with a shower, toilet and hairdryer. The hotel also has three wheelchair-accessible rooms. Enjoy the view of the Danube from your terrace, the seasonal and regional meals in the Schloss restaurant, and the sauna and steam bath in the spa. Free parking is available on request. Guest and luggage transfer to and from the ship is available for a fee payable at the hotel. When booking, please inform the hotel of your requirements.

Note: Check-in on Sunday is only possible until 17:00. The restaurant is closed on Sunday evening.

Included services

Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 79pp

Single occupancy

€ 99 pp

Double occupancy

€ 89 pp

Single occupancy

€ 109 pp

Double occupancy

€ 109 pp

Single occupancy

€ 129 pp

Hotel Residenz stands out with one of Passau’s top locations: right by the Danube, in the heart of Passau’s old town. All attractions are within easy walking distance. Rooms are modern and comfortable, the “Comfort” category and above have air conditioning. The hotel has five exclusive Suites or Junior Suites that are designed very differently. For prices and availability, please enquire when making your reservation. Soak up the hotel’s calm atmosphere by either relaxing in the small but comfortable sauna or listening to classical music with a glass of wine in the hotel’s very well-stocked library.

Included services

Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

FRI - SAT
Double occupancy

€ 79 pp

SUN - THU
Double occupancy

€ 69 pp

FRI - SAT
Double occupancy

€ 69 pp

FRI - SAT
Single occupancy

€ 119 pp

SUN - THU
Double occupancy

€ 69 pp

SUN - THU
Single occupancy

€ 109 pp

FRI - SAT
Double occupancy

€ 89 pp

SUN - THU
Double occupancy

€ 79 pp

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA BELLA

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A-ROSA BELLA

A-ROSA DONNA

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A-ROSA DONNA

A-ROSA MIA

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A-ROSA MIA

A-ROSA RIVA

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A-ROSA RIVA

A-ROSA FLORA

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A-ROSA FLORA