This beautiful little village of Fabbriche di Careggine ↗️ in the Italy’s mountain range conceals an underwater Ghost Town is expected to resurface very soon.
First founded in the 1200s by a team of blacksmiths, the Italian village of Fabbriche di Careggine became famous for its production of iron and was once a thriving village in this beautiful location.
After some time, residents were moved to the nearby town of Vagli di Sotto, when construction began on an artificial hydroelectric dam in 1947. The abandoned village was flooded to create what is now known as Lake Vagli, but the village’s structures managed to survive and remain intact under the lake.
Since the dam’s construction the little village was buried under the lake like a lost city that was frozen in time. It’s only been emptied four times between 1947 and 2020 for maintenance work, other than that, it’s been sitting there like a sunken shipwreck. Each time the water was drained, the underwater ghost town would slowly emerge to the surface for admirers to see.
The last time the underwater ghost town surfaced was in 1994. Thousands of people fled see the scene at Fabbriche di Careggine and walked along to gazed at the historic lost city.
The pictures that were taken from the last time the ghost town emerged from the depths of the lake.
Though the village is once again submerged under water, it’s likely to resurfaced again soon according to the daughter of the ex-mayor of Italy, Vagli di Sotto. As stated in a Facebook update, Lorenza Giorgio says the lake will be emptied next year for maintenance to reveal the underwater ghost town once again.
She wrote: “I inform you that from certain sources I know that next year, in 2021, Lake Vagli will be emptied.”
It has been reported since that the energy company which owns the dam (ENEL) has said it’s considering draining it as a possibility to boost tourism in the area.