March 2006 planning begins. First, it was four. InfoMan, me, and our dear friends K & D. We'll fly into Venice; spend a couple days then off to Florence. We rented an apartment. 3 bedrooms. Well, said M: If you have an extra bedroom... why don't I come? OK. Months later, other dear friends J & B rent another apartment across town. Thus, was the vacation planned. A great time was had by all. Here are the photos to prove it.