TUNISIA, THE ENCOUNTER OF CIVILIZATIONS
Since antiquity Tunisia has been inhabited, occupied and colonized by people of different origins and religions: native Berbers, still living in North Africa; Phoenicians, originating in present-day Lebanon, founded Carthage, a commercial and military power that rivaled Rome for control of the Mediterranean; Romans themselves took control of the region after the Punic Wars; plus Vandals, Byzantines, Arabs, Ottomans and French, until independence in 1956.
Geographically, Tunisia is a small vertical slice in the vast horizontal expanse of North Africa. But it has enough history and natural beauty that do not fit in its territorial domains and spread towards the Mediterranean. From Tunisia to Sicily's westernmost point is just 135 km. With a mild Mediterranean coast, full of sand scented with jasmine and sea breeze, where the fish is always fresh, Tunisia is an ideal destination for sun, sand and sea holidays.
But Tunisia's attractions go far beyond the beaches: it is an exciting and underrated destination, where distinct cultures coexist with extremes of landscape - coastlines with forests, sandy Sahara desert, intriguing cities - everything can be explored in few days. The terrorist attacks in 2015 caused irreparable damage to the tourism industry. Tunisia government and people have been struggling to overcome the infamous episode, warmly welcoming foreigners, now returning to visit one of the most historic countries in Africa.
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