Lecter Gives Clarice a Massive Clue When They First Meet
Barely two minutes into their first conversation, Clarice asks Lecter about one of the skillful pencil drawings he displays in his cell. “That is the Duomo seen from the Belvedere,” he says. Jame Gumb lives in Belvedere, Ohio, as Lecter knows. A belvedere is an architectural structure designed to take advantage of another view, in this case the duomo, or cathedral, in Florence. “Do you know Florence?” asks Lecter. At the beginning of Hannibal, the sequence to Silence of the Lambs, Lecter is living there, working as a museum curator.