I want to plan a surprise trip to Florence in late April for my husband's 65th birthday. He's not into parties, so as Florence is on his bucket list, I thought I'd organise a visit. I have never visited Italy personally; Spain is my passion and regular destination, so I'm at a loss where to start. Where should we fly into? Our nearest UK airport is Manchester but we can travel. Where should we stay? 4* hotel price range. We are both active and like walking. Should we stay for a week or look to spend some time in Florence and time somewhere else? If anyone can help me with this I'd be extremely grateful. He deserves a great birthday. We can spend up to 10 days away and I have a budget of £2k for travel and B&B accommodation.