Lost village emerges from Italian lake

May 21, 2021 546

Lake Resia, in the north of the country, is best known for the church steeple emerging from its icy waters. The iconic scene has even inspired a book and a Netflix series. But with the lake temporarily drained, locals have been able to see the final traces of Curon, a village once home to hundreds before it was flooded to create a hydroelectric plant in 1950.

Lake Resia - or Reschensee as it is known in German - lies in South Tyrol, the Alpine region that borders Austria and Switzerland. Photos shared on social media show steps, cellars and walls on what would normally be the lake's bed, close to the more recognisable 14th-Century church tower.

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

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