The Commenda di Prè is temporarily closed. We are working on the restructuring and rearrangement of this unique location, in view of the opening, in 2022, of the new MEI Museum of Italian Emigration.

The Commenda di Prè is temporarily closed. We are working on the restructuring and rearrangement of this unique location, in view of the opening, in 2022, of the new MEI Museum of Italian Emigration.

MEI National Museum of Italian Emigration

Genoa is a city with a strong link to emigration: it was from here that millions of Italians left for the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia. And it was here that, from all over Italy, men and women arrived who had left everything - work, home, loved ones - to risk a journey with no return.

MEI was created to remember this, to help us understand the reasons for them leaving, who they were, their stories and the difficulties they faced both in departure and arrival. A fascinating immersive and interactive museum, which uses multimedia to enrich the "experience", the last frontier of innovation in museums. See, hear, learn and put yourself to the test in the splendid setting of one of the oldest medieval buildings in the city, the Commenda di San Giovanni di Prè.