No, you haven’t gone crazy — Hannibal Lecter is still a fictional character. However, in the novel-turned-movie, “Hannibal Rising,” the authors chose to set the serial killer’s youth in Lithuania, a choice that the country hopes will boost tourism.
Enter Saules Kelias, an agency that’s offering tours of “Lecter’s native land.” For only 100 euros ($131), you get a trip around Vilnius, a “Hannibal feast” (I can’t imagine what they’re serving) — even a visit with Lecter himself.
The character was created for the 1981 book “Red Dragon,” and made famous by Anthony Hopkins in “Silence of the Lambs,” a movie that was adapted from a book by the same name.
Would you take the tour?