Film Location - Star Wars - Skywalkers home

Both the original Star Wars and The Phantom Menace were filmed in and around the Sidi Driss hotel, of the Mamata village. Most famously perhaps as the home of Luke Skywalker.

The Sidi Driss is a 5 pit dwelling of underground lab...

More Info >

Both the original Star Wars and The Phantom Menace were filmed in and around the Sidi Driss hotel, of the Mamata village. Most famously perhaps as the home of Luke Skywalker.

The Sidi Driss is a 5 pit dwelling of underground labyrinths and vaulted rooms. Parts of the Star Wars set still exists in the hotel.

 

Read more about Star Wars film locations here.

 

 

 

starwarsSet.jpeg

Film location - The English Patient

The desert camp of Count Almásy played by Ralph Fiennes in the 1996 film The English Patient was filmed here in the western Tunisian desert near to Nefta, not too far from the set of Star Wars Episode I:The Phantom Menace.

 

Re...

More Info >

The desert camp of Count Almásy played by Ralph Fiennes in the 1996 film The English Patient was filmed here in the western Tunisian desert near to Nefta, not too far from the set of Star Wars Episode I:The Phantom Menace.

 

Read more about film locations here.

Film Location - Star wars - Tatooine

The endless desert landscape's of the Tozeur region double as the planet Tatooine, homeland of Luke and Anakin SKywalker, and featured in all but one of the Star Wars films.  

It is said that film Director George Lucas named th...

More Info >

The endless desert landscape's of the Tozeur region double as the planet Tatooine, homeland of Luke and Anakin SKywalker, and featured in all but one of the Star Wars films.  

It is said that film Director George Lucas named the mythical planet Tatooine after the southern Tunisian city of Tatouine, spelled differently but pronounced the same.

 

Read more about Star Wars film location here

 

StarwarsTatooine.jpeg

Film Location - Star Wars - Obi-Wan kenobi's home

Djerba, with its quaint white houses and colorful scenery is home to three Star Wars destinations.

The town of Ajim is located towards the South of Houmt Souk. The sponge-fishing town was the location for Mos Eisley in the orig...

More Info >

Djerba, with its quaint white houses and colorful scenery is home to three Star Wars destinations.

The town of Ajim is located towards the South of Houmt Souk. The sponge-fishing town was the location for Mos Eisley in the original Star Wars. Sidi Jemour (Toshi Station), is where the scenes of Obi-Wan and Luke entering the town of Mos Eisley were filmed. Drive a few kilometers north you will also find Obi-Wan kenobi's hut.

 

Read more about Star Wars film locations here.

 

Tunis - Medina

Until the ninteenth century, the Medina was an oval-shaped walled city. The walls which have long since disappeared, apart from a few town gates, and their place has been taken by a ring of streets around the old town, which is...

More Info >

Until the ninteenth century, the Medina was an oval-shaped walled city. The walls which have long since disappeared, apart from a few town gates, and their place has been taken by a ring of streets around the old town, which is in the form of an oval measuring 1,500m/1,640yds from north to south by 800m/880yds from east to west.

The Medina of Tunis is the largest in Tunisia and the finest after the Medina of Kairouan. Originally going back to the ninth-11th centuries, it dates in its present form largely from the Hafsid (13th century) and Turkish (17th-18th century) periods. The French demolished its outer walls but left it otherwise unchanged.

 

Read more about markets and Medinas here.

marketsMedinaShopping.jpeg

Bizerte - Medina

Whilst there is a lack of Souks and monuments the Medina of Bizerte is a labyrinthine of streets and alleys. The streets are named after the various craftsmen who live and work in them - the smiths in the Rue des Forgerons, the...

More Info >

Whilst there is a lack of Souks and monuments the Medina of Bizerte is a labyrinthine of streets and alleys. The streets are named after the various craftsmen who live and work in them - the smiths in the Rue des Forgerons, the armourers in the Rue des Armuriers, the carpenters in the Rue des Menuisiers, the butchers in the Rue des Bouchers, and so on.. The most impressive monuments lie next to the old port which was once the heart of this town.

Read more about Medinas here

Hammamet - Medina

Surrounded by 15th century walls, the Medina of Hammamet is a maze of narrow and sometimes covered lanes. The wares displayed in the souks are all designed to appeal to the tourists. Most popular articles, are embroidery, potte...

More Info >

Surrounded by 15th century walls, the Medina of Hammamet is a maze of narrow and sometimes covered lanes. The wares displayed in the souks are all designed to appeal to the tourists. Most popular articles, are embroidery, pottery, leather goods and carpets.

 

Read more about Medinas here.

Kairouan - Medina

The heart of Kairouan town is its Medina. One of the best preserved medinas in Tunisia this town is surrounded by 10 metre high which are watched over by numerous defensive towers that were put up at the beginning of the 18th C...

More Info >

The heart of Kairouan town is its Medina. One of the best preserved medinas in Tunisia this town is surrounded by 10 metre high which are watched over by numerous defensive towers that were put up at the beginning of the 18th Century. Within the walls most of the streets are residential – but there’s a big carpet market which is pretty well known by visitors.

While the streets themselves are very old and look it, the current inhabitants show their wealth in ornate and colourful doors, windows and arches which look more like they belong in the Caribbean than Africa.

 

Read more about Medinas here.

Mahdia - Medina

In the center of Mahdia, on the narrow rocky peninsula, is the Medina. The new town extends to the west and south; to the northwest is a beautiful sandy beach. This Medina is small comparsion to other towns, but its maritime at...

More Info >

In the center of Mahdia, on the narrow rocky peninsula, is the Medina. The new town extends to the west and south; to the northwest is a beautiful sandy beach. This Medina is small comparsion to other towns, but its maritime atmosphere more than set it apart from other Tunisian towns. The sounds of working looms dominat this Medina, as the main cottage industry here is weaving.

 

Read more about Medinas here.

Monastir - Medina

The Medina in Monastir is really at the heart of this town. Surrounded by a battlemented wall built in the 18th century, recently restored in the interests of the tourist trade. Places of interest in this medina include the Mus...

More Info >

The Medina in Monastir is really at the heart of this town. Surrounded by a battlemented wall built in the 18th century, recently restored in the interests of the tourist trade. Places of interest in this medina include the Museum of traditional Costume and the Golden statue of Bourguiba. A weekly Souk is held here on saturdays.

 

Read more about Medinas here

1 - 10 of 12 listings< 1 2