Fabbriche di Careggine is an abandoned village in the province of Lucca, in the municipality of Vagli di Sotto. This town was submerged in the ‘40s by the raising of a dam and sometimes, with the appropriate technical checks and dam maintenance, the town is drained of water and numerous visitors come to see this striking show. This event has occurred only four times: in 1958, in 1974, in 1983, in 1994. The town was famous for the iron industry, inhabited almost entirely by the descendants of those workers who immigrated to the Garfagnana in the thirteenth century. Between 1947 and 1953 a high dam was built and the medieval village, which consisted of 31 houses and had only 146 inhabitants, was gradually flooded. The residents were moved into new houses constructed to faithfully reproduce the medieval village that was evacuated.