Travel to Hannibal’s home! Lock up the fava beans, boys!
No, thanks. No matter how many exclamation marks you put beside it, an invitation like this just isn’t too enticing.
Some folks in Lithuania are offering a visit to Hannibal Lecter’s home as described in the novel and movie, Hannibal Rising. For $131 you get to tour the capital and visit a nearby estate for a “Hannibal feast” and a meeting with “Lecter.”
“We hope to attract tourists who would be interested in visiting Lecter’s native land,” a tourism official says.
And if it’s a runaway success? I’m betting the Lithuanians haven’t thought about what else they will do to entertain hordes of visitors who would make a trip just to see the home of a fictional cannibal. Lock up the fava beans, boys! Here’s the story:
Actor Gaspard Ulliel, who plays the fictional killer Hannibal Lecter, arrives for the film premiere of “Hannibal Rising” in New York January 31, 2007. REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly