Florence is the capital city of the region of Tuscany.
From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. Florence lies on the Arno River. A center of medieval European trade and finance, the city is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and was long ruled by the Medici family. Florence is also famous for its magnificent art and architecture. It is said that, of the 1,000 most important European artists of the second millennium, 350 lived or worked in Florence. The city has also been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. The historic Center of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1982.
The distance from Lignano is about 300 km and is reachable by train or by car in ca. 3 hours