What you need to know before traveling to Medenine

Star Wars fans will relish a trip to this part of south-eastern Tunisia, as it was the setting for several scenes in the first and fourth instalments of the cult science fiction series. The 'ghurfas' – storage houses for grain – in the desert villages close to the town provided the backdrop for the scenes set in Tatooine and have been the destination for thousands of pilgramages by fans of the films over many decades. Whether you are a Star Wars fan or not, here at EasyToBook.com you will find the best deals on hotel accommodation and something to suit every budget.

As well as featured in a major Hollywood film franchise, Medenine has been heavily involved in modern history, and the site of a major battle in the Second World War. Rommel's forces were defeated by the British at the Battle of Medinine in 1943 in what was the German general's last mission in Africa. Further back in history, the town was also a key part of the trading route from northern Tunisia to the area south of the Sahara, and also housed the grain supplies for the nomadic tribes of the reason.

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