And this route is laid in its place. bearing the imprint of Roman culture. Starting from the youngest tourist center of Tunisia, Tabarka, the road leads to the hill country Krumiri to the archaeological sites, providing an introduction to the magnificent villas of the Roman era, yet simple architecture of houses of that time. By car you can drive on the route in one day, and on public transport - two.
The route begins and ends in the city located in the north-west of Tunisia.
* Tabarka (Ta and bark; zhit 8000). Since the 60's. it is a favorite vacation spot of Tunisians and French at sea. Since 1992, this town on the north coast is also the starting point of collective tourist trips. Due to the construction of the airport and the implementation of projects for the construction of giant hotels, supported by the Tunisian Ministry of Tourism, Tabarka into a popular seaside resort.
In addition to the Genoese fortress of rocks quite bizarre, which are called needles, in the western Bay attractions in Tabarka there. The more interest is the adjacent area within which you can hunt wild boar, jackal and a variety of birds.
Coast Tabarka, "Coral Coast", is very popular with divers pleasures that are here and divers and snorkellers can not destroy or waste water, no boats. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy this game on an 18-hole course.
ONTT, 32, Rue Ali Zouaoui,
tel.: 08/64 44 91,
information materials, information about places hunting and scuba diving, these tours to the archaeological sites.
Air Tunis, charter flights to Europe.
Bus: Ain Draham, Jendouba, Mater, Tunisia.
tel.: 08/64 35 32.
Pleasant klubotel on a sandy beach. Ltd.
tel.: 08/64 30 28.
The hotel is located above the town in a lovely old park. GS
Hotel de France.
tel.: 08/64 30 28.
Unassuming city hotel with polite staff and some "landmark": number, in which Habib Bourguiba in 1952, spent several months under house arrest. About
The restaurant's cuisine is as popular as the views from its windows look. GS
Nefza (Nefza), 32 km, is an important market center for the farmers of the region, but in a modern guise it is hardly of interest to tourists. The road leading to the Beja (Beja) goes to the south of the main and then passes through the mountainous terrain, even in Roman times, the glory of its fertile soil. Here was one of the most important trade routes of Roman Africa, leading from Carthage through Bulla Regiyu in Tevestu, the current Algerian Tebessa. One of the last reminders of the road bridge is * Trajan, 70 km, located near the town of Beja cheerful. He is currently flooded with water reservoir Sidi Salem. I must say that the entrance to the bridge is quite complex (first - exit from the road running - Jendouba towards «Maagoula», a then turn right onto the road leading to uedu Beja). The bridge was supposedly built in 29 ne. during the reign of Tiberius, and then repeatedly repaired. Three massive stone pillars stand the severity of this surprisingly well-preserved buildings.
The town of Jendouba (Jendouba), 119 km is the starting point for the journey to the village of Bulla Regia ** (Bulla Regia), approximately 7 km to the north-east. Before the Bull Decide Roman colonists settled here and lived Numidians puniytsy. A state of emergency was due to the wealth of the town of its location in the heart of the grain-producing areas, and - on the Roman road leading to Tevestu. Wealthy families in their homes constructed underground floors that day was cool. Some of the best mosaics Bardo Museum are from these "dungeons" Bulla Regii.
At the entrance to the town you can see the Byzantine fortress erected in 189 AD Julia terms Memmi. In a term was a large pool, which is located around the halls for holiday mosaics on the floor, then the maze depicts the left along the way, you can see the ruins of an early Christian basilica. The most important sights are villas Regii Bull III-IV centuries (their underground floors are sometimes closed, and so you should seek help from a guard.) These include villa mosaics peacock house, house house hunting * fishing * Amphitrite Palace. The return trip passes forum, on which the temple of Apollo and the theater.
Baroque architecture villas easier to evaluate the example house hunting. Its rooms radiate from the patio, decorated with a portico with Corinthian columns. Perhaps this architectural style was influenced by way of construction of so-called "crater" of housing, which to this day inhabited by Berbers in Matmata 8.00-19.00, winter 8.30-17.30).
Until Shemtov (Chemtou), antique Mimittusa, located approximately 30 km north-west of Jendouba, is only accessible by a dirt road. In the bowels of the mountain ridge Jebel Shemtov since the II century BC Numidians mined very valued in the Roman Empire marble. In Roman times, at the foot of the ridge there was a work camp. Roman settlement is situated on the other side of the ridge, is still not adequately investigated. Deserves a surprise found in these parts hydraulic press for oil production.
Marble was apparently found in the II. BC the construction of the sanctuary Numidian, who was on top of the mountain. Romans, it was turned into a temple of Saturn, Christians - the Basilica, but now is left of it in ruins in Shemtov is also of interest located in it impromptu archaeological site. A small museum with interesting reliefs from the above sanctuary open only by appointment.
** Ain Draham (Ain-Draham), 156 km, can be seen as a kind of "contrast-program" for the Central Europeans suffering from nostalgia. The fact that the complex of therapeutic baths, located in a dense forest of cork oak, with the same success could be in Switzerland. Hiking trails pass through a delightful area in which the fall and winter months, you can hunt for wild boars, jackals, foxes (hunting license gives Tunisian Hunting Union).