The Italian village of Careggine Factories (Fabbriche di Careggine in Italian) is suspected to resurface after being submerged since the 1940s. Situated in Lucca, Tuscany, the townspeople of the village relocated due to a dam construction nearby Edron River in 1947 that resulted in the formation of Lake Vagli. The man-made lake caused the village to be engulfed underwater for nearly three decades. Lorenza Giorgi, daughter of former local municipality mayor Ilio Domenico Giorgi, reveals from reliable sources that the lake will be drained and possibly emptied by next year 2021.

Ever since, local politicians have been draining the man-made lake four times according to their records: in 1958, 1974, 1983, and 1994. The officials consider that the re-emerging of the “ghost town” may promote both tourism and local employment in the region. According to Enel, the energy company that manages the dam and the artificial lake, it is currently collaborating with the municipalities near the town to discuss tourism alongside cleaning the basin, which acts as a water reservoir should a fire arise.