Village submerged in lake in Tuscany, Italy, is expected to reappear after 26 years. Project is an attempt to attract visitors after the pandemic. 

An old and charming italian village in the region of tuscany, in Italy, flooded in the 1940s, could soon reappear. Its about Fabbriche di Careggine, which belongs to the province of Lucca. The small town, founded in the 13th century, was completely submerged in 1947, after the construction of a dam for hydroelectric purposes. 

In this ocasion. when the dam was built, the city's residents had to abandon it and ended up moving to nearby places. Since then, the lake has been drained a few times for maintenance work, the last being in 1994. On the occasion, several visitors took the opportunity to explore the place.

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The intention, now, is to empty the place definitively with the intention of boosting tourism, severely affected by the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. 

Submerged village hides beauty in Tuscany

tuscany sunken village

Photo: Reproduction/ Fabbriche di Careggine

THE Enel, company responsible for the construction and management of the dam, said in a statement that the intention is to drain the lake next year, in 2021. The idea would be to revive tourism in the region, giving the opportunity to explore beauties that have been hidden for years below 34 million cubic meters of water.

In addition to the possible emptying of the Lake Vagli, Enel launched a project to promote “responsible tourism” in the region, which includes the reopening of certain locations, the creation of museums focused on local history and the revitalization of the natural environment.

However, so far, only the cleaning of the lake has been declared by the company. The emptying of the site still has no date to occur and should be officially announced. If it gets off the ground, the project will allow us to discover yet another charming place in Tuscany region, one of the most beautiful in the country. More information about this project is at Enel website.

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