Musei di Genova MEI National Museum of Italian Emigration

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THE MUSEUM IS OPEN!

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THE MUSEUM IS OPEN!

Come and visit us soon

MEI National Museum of Italian Emigration

The MEI - National Museum of Italian Emigration, housed in the Commenda di San Giovanni di Prè, lies onto 3 floors divided into 16 areas where it is possible to retrace the many stories of Italian migration, from the Unification of Italy (and even before) to the present day. The museum is in close relationship with Mu.MA  - Institution Museums of the Sea and Migrations and, in particular, with the nearby Galata Maritime Museum, which houses the section on transoceanic voyages "Memoria e Migrazioni" (Memory and Migrations) and the section on immigration, "Italiano anch'io".

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.

The life stories of migrants are told through first-hand sources such as autobiographies, diaries, letters, photographs and through newspapers.

A compelling and empathetic interactive museum, where you can "do experience"; the last frontier of innovation in museums. See, hear, learn and get involed in the scenic setting of one of the city's oldest medieval buildings, which originally provided hospitality to pilgrims.