Tunisia's capital city, Tunis's history dates back to 4th century BC with the ancient city Carthage located just north.
Fly into Tunis-Carthage International Airport (airport code TUN), which is serviced by more than 20 airlines and is the operation base for Tunisair, Nouvelair Tunisia, Sevenair, and Tunisavia. Lufthansa also flies from Tunis quite often.
The historic centre of Tunis is Medina, which from the 12th to 16th century was regarded as one of the most affluent cities in the Islamic world.
The Bardo National Museum, located just four kilometres west of Tunis, is one of the world's most famous museums and ranks with the Egyptian Museum in Cairo as one of the top museums in Africa. The museum features the largest collection of Roman mosaics, and antiquities from ancient Greece, Tunisia, and the Arab world.
Tunis shopping is well regarded for its carpets, jewellery, perfume, and pottery.
For a worthwhile excursion, visit Dougga --the site of ancient Roman ruins. The exquisite Tunisian country side is only surpassed by the most well-preserved Roman ruins in North Africa.
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