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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 1 week ago

It is a remarkable feeling to be surrounded by nature. Every things blends so beautifully and it feels that one is in the middle of nature and all the worries and stresses are washed away. Truly a wonderful experience.

Thank Alberto R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful places I've ever been. Go. I went here on a Thomson trip during my stay in Sorrento. I'd go again in a heartbeat. I can't describe how beautiful it is, you just have to see it for yourself. Well worth...More

Thank Hayley T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tranquil and very beautiful gardens, well worth half a day visit when you on Ischia. The gardens have many levels so would be difficult for wheelchair users, however there is plenty to see for the able bodied person and the good cafe serves Fortnum and...More

Thank Keithad1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful place. Very well cared for. Something different around each bend and stunning views from the top. Its worth going more than once and at different times of the day because the experience is different, due to various plants coming to life at...More

Thank mcdizzy
Reviewed 1 week ago

These gardens are a great place to visit, stroll around, and admire the trees, plants, foliage,flowers, fountains and water features. You need to spend a full morning or afternoon to see not only the lower terraces but also the layered Mediterranean gardens set out on...More

Thank Spencer C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lovely garden is created by the wonderful lady Susana Walton. Our primary advise is to stop at the little museum and se the film where Susana herself is telling about the creation of her life.

Thank Eveline T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited through Thompson and we were there for 4 hours. Personally this was far too long as it was a very hot day. Had a lager and cake in the cafe and this was very reasonably priced. The plants and flowers however are magnificent along...More

Thank BishopLass
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to an evening concert performed by the Youth orchestra of Madrid. The setting in the gardens was quite special being in a greek amphitheatre overlooking the bay. Quite a climb to the top but worth it to see top class young performers in...More

Thank Wayne G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best to go as soon as it opens, to avoid the crowds and midday sun. It takes a good few hours to walk around and see everything, if you want to go at a leisurely pace.

Thank meg_rees
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens, quite a climb from the lower gardens to the upper ones so a bit of an ordeal, so on a hot day like the one when we were there.we found about an hour and a half for the visit was long enough. Plenty...More

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Caitlin O
22 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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30 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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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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