Waiting for departure

The emigrants' ports of embarkation were Genoa, Naples, and Palermo.

European countries were reached by train and also the French port of Le Havre from which it was easier for northern emigrants to embark for American destinations. The number of departures grew - torrential - until the eve of World War I: it was "the great emigration."

At the end of the conflict and due to the gradual closure of American outlets, the exodus to European destinations was renewed but with a reduced number of expatriates. The other ports were joined by Trieste.

After World War II, departures to all destinations, whether continental or intercontinental, resumed with a significant increase in numbers.