Recently I was thinking what would correctly represent the spirit of Vilnius Old Town. And the first thing that came to my mind was ‘courtyards’. In the courtyards I feel the vibes of Old Vilnius the best. And here you can run away and pass through centuries.
Alumnatas courtyard is my favorite one. Alumnatas was a pontifical missionary seminary during 1582 – 1798. In the 17th century Alumnatas was remodeled in an Italian Renaissance style with magnificent arcades. Going further into the courtyard you can find a sculpture of elephants holding a chess board. I love this sculpture! Also from this point you can see the Courtyard of the Presidential Palace.
Renaissance is not only thing that links Alumnatas Courtyard with Italy. The Italian restaurant Fiorentino is also here.
Alumnatas courtyard | Art & culture
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