Tunis is a major capital city and very well-known for its connection to ancient Carthage, which is now in the city's suburbs. In ancient times overshadowed by its more famous neighbor, Tunis came to preeminence locally after the Islamic conquests. Flying to Tunis aboard one of Alitalia's superb modern airliners will bring you to a growing and dynamic center of tourism and commerce.
Anyone traveling to Tunis is likely to go straight to Carthage and its ancient ruins, left behind by one of history's more mysterious peoples. If you fly to Tunis, try not to miss the Medina – the ancient heart of the city and one full of beautiful ancient Islamic architecture (over 700 monuments) and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Bardo Museum is not only a magnificent building but is home to some incredible Roman, Greek, Phoenician, Punic and Islamic exhibits.
Flying to Tunis during Ramadan will allow you to experience the Festival of the Medina, a time of singing, concerts and entertainment. In July and August the International Carthage Festival also holds large-scale dramatic productions and music among the ruins. If you book your flight to Tunis ahead, it's usually possible to find a reasonably cheap hotel in Tunis.