'Beautiful' Italian lake hides a 'mysterious' abandoned town with only a tower visible

Sep 07, 2023 664

Water can hide all kinds of secrets. But while shipwrecks and sea creatures might be expected, a bell tower is more unusual. But Lago di Resia in  South Tyrol region is famed for the bell tower that emerges from its depths. The artificial lake was created to unify two lakes.

The plan was created in 1940 and was designed to support a new hydroelectric plant. However, the two smaller lakes weren’t the only victims of the dam project. Several villages fell inside the reservoir plans. Despite protests from local residents, the pretty villages of Curon, Arlung, Piz and Gorf were entirely flooded and submerged after the war in 1950.

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SOURCE: https://www.express.co.uk/

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