Museo Paolo Cresci

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schafferde
Lucca, Italy138 contributions
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This is a wonderful museum for anyone interested in the immigrant/emigrant story. Many people have said they were disappointed that it was only in English, however on the edge of each photo, there is a quickscan barcode, and if you just hold your QR code reader up to the English barcode, it will automatically take a picture and then it will give you an English translation of what is written, as well as most, if not all, of the photos. It might be easier to read on an tablet, but even with a phone, it works well. You can also save this to read later. There is also a very nice small English book in the gift shop for 5€ that has many of the photos and pictures in it. I recommend downloading a good QR scanner as it seems more and more museums may be going to this wonderful technology.
Written February 4, 2017
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grafran
Andover, UK515 contributions
Couples
This museum is dedicated to the history of Italian emigration. Over 26 million people left for other countries, and their history is explained with excellent display panels.
It is a pity that the text is only in Italian - this is really not acceptable for a museum today.
However, there is a very good video, which we viewed in English and Spanish.If it is not already showing, the attendant will run it for you. Unfortunately, the English version is not very clear, but the Spanish one is excellent
Written October 7, 2014
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dmartin16
Healdsburg, CA21 contributions
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It was fascinating to see the Museo Paolo Cresci during our trip to Lucca. Even though the museum had all descriptions in Italian, which makes sense since this is Italy, I was surprised to see a photo of the Castroville sign in Castroville, California. It is the artichoke capital of California and apparently there were a number of Lucca immigrants there.
Written October 15, 2015
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oneguide
Florence, Italy267 contributions
Solo
This place could have been really interesting: a museum dedicated to Italian emigration in a territory that saw many leaving in the century from 1870-1970. Presumably very few of them taught their children their native language, therefore it would have been helpful to have the entire museum information translated at least in English and in Spanish ... OH NO, too logical, everything is in Italian.
And none of the panels mentions the situation of Italy during Fascism or the attempt to gain colonies in Africa.
To complete the frame, toilet out of order!
Let me tell, do not waste your time going there.
Written March 4, 2015
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