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Drowned medieval Italian village could see light of day again

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A medieval Italian village which has been submerged beneath a lake for decades could soon see the light of day again.

A medieval Italian village which has been submerged beneath a lake for decades could soon see the light of day again.

Fabbriche di Careggine in Tuscany was submerged in the waters of reservoir Lake Vagli in the 1950s.

But when the artificial lake is drained for maintenance work, the old buildings reappear.

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Italian newspaper La Republicca wrote that the lake was set to be drained next year, for the first time since 1994.

Lorenza Giorgi, whose father was mayor at the time of the previous draining, said on Facebook the 2021 date had been "confirmed" by reservoir managers Enel.

Ms Giorgi said she hoped the town would be able to attract more tourists.

The village was abandoned in 1947, and dates from the 1200s, when it was believed to have been founded by Brescian blacksmiths.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/world/italian-village-fabbriche-di-careggine-to-emerge-lake-vagli/e411996b-914c-4e28-95b3-7ecf22ccbe13

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