Presidential Palace Vilnius

Although the Presidential Palace, in Vilnius, Lithuania dates back to the 14th century, it has undergone several reconstructions. The latest was completed in the early 19th century. Its architectural style is best described as Empire and Neoclassical.

A place like Vilnius reminds us that travel is not always about racing around cities to tick off sights. Rather Vilnius, is a place to walk around leisurely to enjoy the ambiance, architecture, history, shopping, and people watching.

It’s a place to try some Lithuanian cepelinai (zeppelins) and spend an evening in a courtyard restaurant sipping locally brewed beer. It’s also a place to get out of the city and into the countryside—something I wish I had time for during my visit.