Commenda di Prè – National Museum of Italian Emigration

The life stories of migrants are told through first-hand sources such as diaries, letters, photographs, newspapers and archival documents
Commenda di Prè - National Museum of Italian Emigration

The Commenda di Prè – National Museum of Italian Emigration is part of one of the most interesting medieval hospital complexes in Europe, made up of a double medieval church, the adjacent hospital, still preserved oratories and a monastic building that has undergone transformations and is now the seat of the National Museum of Italian Emigration.

It is located in the historical center of Genoa in the Caricamento area, via Prè (go to historical insight), it is easily reachable on foot from Genoa Piazza Principe station and the Porto Antico (go to route 23).

The museum retraces the stories linked to Italian emigration in multimedia and interactive form, with documents, diaries, letters, photographs, newspaper articles.

Genoa and its port were great protagonists of this important chapter in Italian history: in fact, millions of emigrants left from the Ligurian capital in America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Piazza della Commenda, Genova

Visit museum website for more informations on opening and closing times

Tickets: full price €7, reduced price €4 for Galata Museo del Mare ticket holders; reduced €5 from 7 to 17, over 65 (EU citizens), groups of at least 15 people, with special agreements. Schools €5. Family (2 adults and a boy aged 7 to 17) €5. Free: children under 7, disabled carers, journalists registered with the Order, national tourist guides, ICOM members, teachers in possession of the school card

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