Paolo Cresci Foundation for the History of Italian Emigration

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Paolo Cresci Foundation for the History of Italian Emigration

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Neatham
UK612 contributions
Small gem in a busy town
Jun 2017 • Friends
This museum is set inside a beautiful little church, which is itself one reason for visiting. There's a video which you can ask to have played in various languages (they have at least Italian, English, French and Spanish). There are many display boards with photos, explaining the reasons why so many Italians emigrated and lots of fascinating artefacts (tickets, ships' menus etc) to help you understand their journey. It's quite small so you only need half an hour to look round. It helps to be able to read Italian as not everything has an English explanation.
Written 24 June 2017
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Maddalena1958
Marina di Carrara142 contributions
Museum of Italian Emigration
Nov 2016 • Solo
This museum is located in Lucca,Palazzo Ducale,Via Vittorio Emanuele,3 tel. 0583 417483.Also known as the Paolo Cresci Foundation,who was a scientific phootographer and collector of documnts regardingthe history of emigration.The various museum sections take you through all the steps of emigration.It is a bonsai Ellis Island.Enjoyed it very much, takes about 1.30/2 hours to visit. Daniele and Anna are wonderful. Opening hours 1 Oct - 30 April 9.30. -12.30 14.30 -17.30 1may- 30th September 10.00-12.30 - 15.-18.00 Closed on Monday-free admittance
Written 10 November 2016
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Minkitoria
Melbourne, Australia49 contributions
Moving insight into the past
Apr 2016 • Couples
We just happened across this small and very moving museum in an old chapel. Most people seem to just be walking past, but it is well worth a visit (FREE entry!). Fabulous photos, old letters, 'memorabilia' and excellent commentary about the experiences of emigrants from Italy (especially Tuscany) to countries all over the world. Most of the items were part of a private collection (of Paolo Cresci) which were then preserved and 'put forward' by his family (bravo!). It's a shame that this museum isn't more on the 'tourist itinerary' ... It's right in the centre of Lucca and is such a moving record of the social history of those forced to leave this beautiful region. Especially interesting to me were the experiences of Italian emigrants to other parts of Europe, as well as countries like US, South America and Australia.
There's also a little bookshop were you can buy a short summary of the collection (with excellent photos).
Written 24 May 2016
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margarete p
Sao Paulo, SP332 contributions
nice expo
Aug 2014 • Solo
I found this small expo a little bit out of the busy center of Lucca. It seemed so nice, specially for me that come from a country which received so many italian immigrants.
It has photos and objects that tell the the story of the emotional italian immigration in the world.
Since it´s a little bit out of the center it´s not crowded.
Very nice girl receiving people in the room.
Written 5 October 2014
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