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Giardini La Mortella

Via Francesco Calise 39, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
+39 081 986220
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La Mortella is the wonderful mediterranean and tropical garden developed by Susana Walton, the argentinian wife of the British composer Sir William Walton. It is located in Forio (Ischia) and can be visited on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 7 pm, from April through late October. Guided visits in the winter months - booking by telephone required.
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Via Francesco Calise 39, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
+39 081 986220
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Reviewed today

took local transport to here and was well worth the crowded bus trip...huge gardens on all levels, very interesting history and beautiful views from the top of the hill.

Thank Carrielynch
Reviewed yesterday

They offer fantastic classical concerts and the grounds are absolutely stunning. We went and listening to a piano concerto which was magnificent. I hear in the Summer they also do outside concerts. Walking the grounds is beautiful and the views off the top are amazing

Thank sarahfox
Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked to the gardens from our hotel in San Francisco- about 10 minutes. The garden is set on a very steep hill/ cliff side. It is beautifully shaded by the lovely trees as you wander around narrow paths meandering through flower beds and following...More

1  Thank theresalwaysone
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited La Mortella and were totally blown away by both the magnificent setting and beauty of these wonderful gardens. To think that the Gardens were only designed in 1956 then created literally on a moutainside offering a variety of settings and plants. There is...More

Thank lanzarotedoug
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

La Mortella is a beautiful and diverse garden which climbs the hillside so that every now and then you are afforded stunning views across the bay. If you like gardening or have an interest in plants it is a must see attraction. For everyone else...More

Thank BDKirklees
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, La Mortella is an amazing place of beauty, tranquillity and awesomeness. There are lots of seating arrangements and toilets dotted about the gardens. Even though you are climbing you don't feel like because of the wonderful paths. I was expecting an outstanding garden but...More

Thank GozoGooner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a bus to nearby and walked to the entry As expected lovely plants and trees. Meandering pathways taking you higher and higher. Lots of photo opportunities as you get high. Interesting diversions, including tiny stage setting. Refreshments available. Although none of us plant...More

Thank Carolyn N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We Went to Gardini La Mortella , while on Holiday in Ischi. We just expect another lovely Garden to walk around But This was so much much more

1  Thank brianwhitfield2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good place to visit, plenty to see if you like gardens, make a point of watching the video on the theatre area as it's informative and gives a good overview of how the garden was designed, you can walk from Mortella down into Forio...More

Thank Bryanmhunter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful creation, well maintained, nice tea room. A pleasant day trip. Wander through the various creations, fountains, flower beds, perfumed by exotic flowering beauties.

Thank happy9710
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Caitlin O
How long does it take to walk through the entire place? We are trying to decide if this is a half day or full day trip. Thanks!
21 December 2015|
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Response from Alessandra V | Property representative |
Yes, I agree with all the people above: we recommend to visitors to allow half a day. It is enough to visit the garden, stroll at leisure, enjoy the view, watch the video in the museum and even stop for a coffee. Unless of... More
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We would like to access the Walton archive. Is this possible and if so how do we organise it?
29 May 2015|
Response from Alessandra V | Property representative |
You should write an email to the William Walton Trust or to the info mail address of the garden (you will find the address on the related websites) to submit a request, detailing what is the reason of your request... More
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How far is la Mortella from porto dischia?
29 May 2015|
Response from Alessandra V | Property representative |
It is about 11 km; it takes 20 mins by car or taxi, or you can take a bus heading to Forio (40 mins) and ask the bus driver to stop at Cavallaro/La Mortella. From the bus stop it is 5 mins walk.
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