A Trip to Italy in 2024

Italy, the Country that Preserved History for the World

Grace Huang
13 min readJan 12, 2024

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We had promised our son that we would take him to Italy, especially since we named him after our memorable trip to the country over a decade ago. In 2024, we finally embarked on an 8-day journey to Italy, keeping our commitment to our beloved son and eager to share our past experiences with our kids.

(You can also read this article on my travel blog — GracefulTrips.com)

The Overall Route

Upon arriving in Rome, we took the train to Florence, using it as our base for exploring nearby cities such as Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa. We also took some time to explore Florence, known as the capital of artists. Afterward, we took the train back to Rome and visited all the famous historical sites before flying back home.

This article will list the cities we visited, not necessarily in chronological order.

Rome

Imperial Fora

We signed up for a walking tour, the best way to learn about this area. The guide showed us what all the buildings used to be and the stories behind them.

We could see the prints by the chariots and the original bricks on the streets (the ones marked with the letter V).

The rock under your feet, marked with a “V”, indicates the original rock from the Roman Empire era.

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Grace Huang

I write about startups, entrepreneurship, investing, software, hardware and manufacturing.