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Berber Village
 Discover Uthina Roman Architecture & Zriba Berber Village

  • Offered Daily

  • 8 Hours

  • From 120 € (price varies by group size)

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Tour description

Experience the spectacular historical treasures that Tunisia has to offer and Start the day with an exploration of Uthina archeological site.

Not much is known about Uthina, but the city had one of North Africa's largest Roman amphitheatres, enjoyed by its cosmopolitan residents in the city's 2nd-century heyday, and it's still the biggest draw for today's traveller.

Take a guided walk inside the archeological site and visit the nearly fully restored Hadrian-era amphitheatre was dug into the hillside and could hold about 16,000 spectators, the grand Capitole, pinned down on one side by five partially reconstructed columns, baths of the Laberii, which take their name from an inscription found on a mosaic of Orpheus charming the animals, now in the Bardo Museum in Tunis. The nearby Fishing Angels Baths still has a fine semi-circular wall mosaic in situ, depicting cherubs casting poles and nets into a fish-laden stream.

 

After which, re -board your 4*4 vehicle and drive to ZRIBA OLIA, an abandoned Berber village was built in the seventeenth century but deserted in the 1960s leaving behind ruins, which now days can be explored. Upon arrival, enjoy a hiking through many of the rooms and buildings and a typical local set-menu lunch (no alcohol can be served) at DAR ZRIBA.

 

At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your 4*4 vehicle and commence the approximately 1-hour drive back to the hotel

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