Careggine Factories (Fabbriche di Careggine in Italian), an underwater village in Lucca, Tuscany, is expected to resurface after 27 years. The said village sank underwater in 1947 after a dam was constructed nearby Edron River. According to a Facebook post by Lorenza Giorgi, daughter of a former local municipality mayor, Lake Vagli, the man-made lake where Careggine Factories sank in, will possibly be emptied in 2021.

Local authorities have been draining Lake Vagli four times: in 1958, 1974, 1983, and 1994. The officials plan to use the “ghost town” as a means to promote tourism in the coming years. Furthermore, they plan to boost local employment in the village once it reopens. Enel, the company that owns the dam, launched a project citing the improvement of the village’s tourism after emptying the lake.