|Part of Murano against a backdrop of mountains, last week after a storm|
Of course the main obstacle to seeing them is that they aren't really clearly visible all that often, but are typically obscured by haze or smog or low clouds. They're most likely to appear on cold winter days, or the day after a strong windy storm has blown through town. The mountains then show up after all the meteorological drama as a kind of encore, seeming paradoxically (like much of the built city itself) both chimerical and substantial, almost too beautiful to be believed.
|The eastern Alps visible behind Burano, whose leaning campanile can be glimpsed through the door of the vaporetto stop|
|A panorama of Murano (which, like all images on this site, can be enlarged with a click)|