Why You Should Visit Italy’s ‘Ellis Island’ Museum

Sep 19, 2023 102

New York’s Ellis Island Museum pays tribute to the millions of emigrants who sailed into New York harbor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in search of a better life. The largest group of soon-to-be expats came from Italy; their exodus created one the greatest diasporas in human history.

A recently opened museum in Genoa, MEI (the National Museum of Italian Emigration), now serves as a spiritual cousin to the Ellis Island site by looking at expatriation from the perspective of departure. MEI provides a compelling overview of the Italian peninsula’s migration history, not only during the peak years of the 19th and 20th centuries, but also from prehistoric times to the present.

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SOURCE: https://www.forbes.com

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