Paul, the owner of lives in Carthage, Tunisia for a portion of the year and in the United States for a portion. His love of Northern Africa, the history, people, and culture, is contagious. In this blog, let us delve into some of the most captivating and alluring destinations that Tunisia has to offer.

Embarking on a voyage through Tunisia unveils a world where history, culture, and natural wonders intertwine seamlessly. This captivating country offers a wealth of enchanting sights waiting to be discovered, each bearing testament to its rich heritage and diverse landscapes. 

Carthage Ruins, Tunisia

Ruins of an ancient commercial district at Carthage in Tunis, Tunisia.

The Ruins of Carthage: Thousands of years ago, as Rome rose in power, its leaders fixated on gaining a strategic edge over Carthage, leading to three decisive wars. Finally, in 146 BC, Rome conquered Carthage, marking a significant turning point in history. However, what’s particularly fascinating about Carthage’s ruins is the discovery made during excavations in the 1990s. Beneath the soil, hidden from view, lay the remnants of a Carthaginian commercial district(seen in the above photo), buried as Romans developed the Byrssa hill for their Forum and government center.

These excavations not only unearthed physical artifacts but also uncovered the intertwined histories of two ancient civilizations. Subsequent invasions by the Byzantines and Arabs further shaped Carthage’s landscape and culture. Interestingly, the reuse of stones from the Roman amphitheater in the construction of Tunisia’s oldest mosques underscores the continuous evolution of Carthage’s architectural legacy.

Exploring the ancient ruins of Carthage offers a captivating journey back in time, evoking an era of grandeur and power. From the towering columns of temples to the remnants of the vast amphitheater where gladiators once battled, every stone in Carthage tells a story. These ruins stand as silent witnesses to centuries of history, reflecting Tunisia’s enduring legacy and offering a poignant window into its storied past.

This is the city of, where the materials are gathered to form the stoneware and rugs handmade by the people of the region. Through its beauty and the warmth of its people, Carthage remains a vibrant testament to its storied past.

The Medina of tunis

The Medina of Tunis: At the heart of Tunisia’s capital lies the Medina of Tunis, a bustling labyrinth of narrow alleys and bustling souks. Here, amidst the vibrant tapestry of colors and sounds, one can immerse themselves in the sights and smells of an ancient marketplace. The Zitouna Mosque, with its graceful minarets and intricate architecture, serves as a serene oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of the medina, offering a glimpse into Tunisia’s rich Islamic heritage.

The Sahara Desert: The Sahara Desert, with its vast expanse of golden sands and endless horizons, is a place of unparalleled beauty and tranquility. Traversing the dunes on camelback, camping beneath a blanket of stars, and witnessing the ethereal beauty of a desert sunrise are experiences that leave an indelible mark on the soul. The Sahara embodies the timeless allure of Tunisia’s natural wonders, inviting travelers to immerse themselves in its breathtaking landscapes.

The Blue and White Village of Sidi Bou Said: Nestled beside the ancient ruins of Carthage, overlooking the azure waters of the Mediterranean, Sidi Bou Said exudes serenity and charm. Perched atop a cliff, its whitewashed buildings adorned with vibrant blue accents paint a picturesque scene against the sea. Meandering through its narrow streets, visitors are enchanted by the village’s timeless beauty and peaceful ambiance.

A view of the sea bay and mountains from the city of Sidi-Bou-Said

The Blue and White Village of Sidi Bou Said
El Jem, Tunisia

The Amphitheater of El Jem: The 3rd Century Amphitheater of El Jem is a testament to Tunisia’s rich Roman heritage, standing as a majestic reminder of the empire’s legacy. This colossal structure, with its towering tiers of seating and labyrinthine corridors, offers a glimpse into a bygone era of gladiatorial contests and grand spectacles. Exploring its ancient ruins is a journey through time, where history comes alive in all its splendor.

The ruins of the largest colosseum in North Africa, an amphitheatre which could hold up to 35,000 spectators, are found in the small village of El Jem. 

The Island of Djerba: Nestled amidst the azure waters of the Mediterranean, Djerba emerges as a radiant gem adorned with sun-drenched beaches and historic landmarks. This enchanting island, often overlooked, beckons intrepid travelers to uncover its hidden treasures and bask in its timeless allure.

Step back in time as you wander through the ancient ruins of the Ghriba Synagogue, a poignant testament to the enduring spirit of faith and resilience. Traverse the winding streets of quaint villages, where traditions echo through the centuries and each cobblestone whispers tales of bygone eras.

Yet, Djerba is more than a mere showcase of history; it is a sanctuary of serenity and charm. Here, amidst the gentle sway of palm trees and the rhythmic lull of the waves, visitors find solace in the island’s natural beauty and vibrant culture.

The Island of Djerba stoneware, meticulously crafted in the historic city of Carthage, Tunisia, reflects our profound love for this remarkable region. Nestled in the heart of Tunisia, Carthage exudes an aura of rich history and cultural significance. From the timeless ruins to the vibrant medinas, from the awe-inspiring desert landscapes to the serene coastline, Tunisia’s essence captivates every soul with its allure.

Forbes magazine recently endorsed Tunisia as a must-visit destination, and it’s easy to see why. With its rich cultural tapestry, tantalizing cuisine, and captivating history, Tunisia offers an unparalleled experience for travelers of all interests. From exploring ancient ruins to savoring delectable local dishes, there’s something for everyone to discover in this enchanting North African gem.

In every piece of stoneware, we celebrate the heritage and splendor of Tunisia. Each creation embodies the spirit of exploration and reverence for this land’s storied past. Just as Tunisia beckons travelers to delve into its mysteries, our stoneware invites you to embark on a journey of discovery, where every corner reveals a new chapter in the fascinating tale of this enchanting country.