The puerta del mar, which is now called France's Door is what divides the fascinating Medina of Tunis with the modern part of the city. Its appearance is magestic, and is reminiscent of the old forts or Ribats that were found in that area. It's the perfect entry to the magical world of shopping and markets. I recommend that you take a moment to admire its beauty and majesty. It was as if we entered into a medieval fortress, when in fact we'd come to toil away our money!
I recommend this place to you when you go to Tunisia. You should try to arrive in good time and explore the Medina in the area where there are no tourists, the type of shops and the atmosphere are completely different from the other part. It is very interesting to see how they live and develop their life there, the area of the "jewels" is fantastic, it is not known if they are old and do not look very good, but it is worth taking a look.
Although Hammamet is one of the cities most visited by tourists in Tunis, it still keeps an old gem inside - its old neighbourhood. Close to crowded hotels, tourist racking and haggling, there are whitewashed adobe houses among narrow streets, passageways under arcs with some inaccessible areas by any mode of transportation other than animals. All you'll find is a site stuck in the past where you can breathe peace and the smell of the Mediterranean.
The Virgil and the Muses Mosaic is the most famous mosaic on display in the Bardo Museum, and is considered the best Roman mosaic in the world. It shows Virgil writing the Aeneid, accompanied by two of the Muses: Melpomene for tragedy, and Clio for epic poetry. It was originally located on the floor of a third-century Roman house in Sousse, and it is the only surviving portrait of Virgil. He looks thoughtful and concerned, perhaps aware of the enormous responsibility that comes with writing the Aeneid, the book that chronicled the origins of the Roman people. The room is fascinating and has a mosaic showing the divinities of the days of the week, and another the signs of the zodiac.
The women in Tunisia weave tirelessly in a factory where we went for a tour. They showed us how some of them weave their great works and some give us their back until the final moment. Even the knots seem beautiful in the rough hands of these ladies. Their work is not interrupted by the flow of tourists. They seem to be accustomed to the cameras and flashes. They continue to weave their silence, as if their thoughts were left at home before leaving not even muttering or think about what will be the result of their carpets, longing to cover the houses of foreign tourists.
Qatarjamah Ras lighthouse sits right at the end of the Avenue of Taleb Mehiri, one of the extremities of the village of Sidi Bou Saïd. This is one of the least visited monuments. According to our guide this lighthouse was built on the ancient Ribat Sidi Bou Saïd. Most striking is that it was almost hidden between the vegetation and the area. Right next to this lighthouse is the [poi = 153181] Ras viewpoint Qatarjamah [/ poi], where you get fantastic views of the Gulf of Tunis.