It is an old village named Fabbriche di Careggine, in the province of Lucca, Tuscany region, central Italy. According to the records of the local tourism committee, in 1946, it was decided to build a hydroelectric dam and Vagli Lake in the right position of the village. This means the whole village is submerged underwater.
Villagers were moved to a new lakeside town in Lucca province, Vagli di Sotto. What surprises people is that after many years of being submerged under 34 million cubic meters of water, the architecture of this village remains strangely intact. Stone houses, bridges, cemeteries and San Teodoro church still stand there. Is it just the thick green moss clinging to the walls. But that makes the village become more ancient and impressive in the eyes of visitors.
The village of Fabbriche di Careggine appears on the surface of the water, creating a spectacle that makes many people curious.
Since the water was submerged in 1946, the village has only been seen exactly four times, that is when the water receded in 1958, 1974, 1983 and 1994. It was because of “fleeting, fleeting” that the throne This village is also known as the “ghost village”.
Since 1994 until now, for 27 years, people have not seen the “ghost village” appearing on the water.
Each time “re-export Gypsy” the village has become a tourist attraction.
However, according to media reports, local authorities have long tried to find a way to drain the lake and return the village to a tourist attraction.
The newspaper La Repubblica (Italy) reported in 2015 that the former mayor of the town of Vagli di Sotto, near the “ghost village,” Mario Puglia, once called on the authorities to try to drain the lake. once again let the village come back and make it a tourist attraction.
Until now, there are signs that Vagli Lake could be drained again by 2021. Thus, after 27 years since the lake’s water was last drained by year 1994, visitors will be able to discover the unspoiled beauty of the Fabbriche di Careggine village.
In a Facebook post, Lorenza Giorgi, the daughter of former mayor of Ilio Domenico Giorgi, said the lake is now acting as a reservoir in the event of a fire, which could be depleted next year.
“According to reliable sources, next year, in 2021, the Vagli Lake will drain the water, and the Fabbriche di Careggine village will likely return.”, she wrote on the Facebook page.
“The last time Lake Vagli ran out of water was in 1994 when my father was mayor and thanks to his great efforts and many initiatives the whole town was able to welcome more than 1 million tourists.”, Lorenza writes.
Enel’s hydroelectric dam on Lake Vagli. It is built to provide electrical power.
Energy company Enel, which is responsible for managing Vagli artificial lake, told CNN that it is working with parties to discuss tourism in the region. “Redevelopment of the natural environment is one of the initiatives that are being discussed, including cleaning the Vagli reservoir and draining the lake,” the company representative said.