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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Via Francesco Calise 39, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
+39 081 986220
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place looks amazing and the bits we saw were nice but because we had a young child in a pushchair we were very limited on where we could go within the gardens. Anyone wheelchair bound would struggle. There are some slopes but it’s mainly...More

Thank JAKford
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely garden with a lot of different plants and flowers and wonderful views. Great options if you want to do something different in Ischia

Thank Edoardo P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a few hours here, nice relaxing walk round the well laid out garden, really interesting and picturesque with a good English guide. Cafe was nice as well. Some less mobile people might find the hilly location a bit of a challenge to get around.

Thank Kev_Mach
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked here from Forio along the coast road (not the main one!) Which took about an hour at a leisurely pace, though longer if you include pur stops in the shops. The garden has a modest entrance which might make you underestimate what lies...More

Thank LondonLou85
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful botanical gardens with extraordinary array of global plants beautifully displayed alongside the fascinating history of William and Susana Walton. Easy to reach at the northern end of Forio on the circular bus route. Having spent two hours ambling around the well signposted features, we...More

Thank DavidMWhitstable
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got on a bus from Laco Ameno to get to Giardini La Mortella. I booked in advance the tickets with an intention to see a piano performance in the end of our trip. Lady Walton with the help of the famous landscape architect Russell...More

Thank Ingrid L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is magic - if you like gardens come here - even if you don't it is a sanctuary from the heat. The cafe is really good too.

Thank Magicf123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended for most age group, steps not good for prams, go in a group or as a single traveller.... we found the gardens a cool and relaxing way to spend a hot steamy afternoon and the tea rooms a lovely interlude with good food and...More

Thank JG3149
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the gardens as part of a tour. What a lovely place lots of seats to take in the tranquility of the water features and waterfalls, recommend a visit if on Ischia.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely beautiful garden which shows the love and passion of Susana and William Walton. A fantastic selection of plants set in a stunning layout. The upper garden has panoramic views over Forio. The lower garden is a particularly relaxing and peaceful green oasis. Fountains,...More

Thank Victoria W
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gary m
29 August 2018|
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Response from Alessandra V | Property representative |
It depends on which port you are referring to (there are 3 in the island). It shoudl be 10 to 12 euro from Forio, 15 to 18 from Casamicciola and 20 to 25 from Ischia porto. Make sure you settle the fare in advance, as taxi... More
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Kay P
25 July 2018|
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Response from Alessandra V | Property representative |
During the year we have 3 concerts seasons: two chamber music seasons, in Spring and Autumn, and one youth orchestras season, in July. for a total of more than 60 yearly. Music is part of our Foundation's mission, so... More
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Caitlin O
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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