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Giardini La Mortella

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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
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Via Francesco Calise 39, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Built on a hillside with magnificent views. Lots of flowers, plants, ponds, water fountains and pathways to walk and enjoy the colors and scents.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank spiritmidwife
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This garden is a very beautiful place overlooking the sea. It is a quiet paradise. You can walk up and down and smell scent of various flowers and trees. The cafe is very well situated in the middle and you can relax in an old...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Dagmar K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the garden, which is on a slope overlooking the sea, can be relaxed and meditated in various settings. There are many water features such as fountains, lakes, streams. The composer's wife cultivated various types of unusual plants and trees that we can now admire...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank JohannaEU
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Well laid out gardens with many features of interest,quite hilly in places so not just an easy stroll. From our experiences would agree that it is the number one place to visit on the island. Really excellent tea room and bar with good snacks and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barry K
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Must see in Ischia island place. Amazing plant collection (I would like to be order in grouping of plants, for example by countries or smth.) Museum ant music concerts. Amazing place ever

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rasaukis
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Giardini La Mortella is a very special garden, one of a kind. One can easily spend 3 hours just walking through all the unque gardens, relaxing in front of several amazing fountains, drinking un caffè, or staring in wonder at the incedible views of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank drdmromeo
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Allow plenty of time to wander all about this large and magical garden, there is a lot to see. It is worth watching the video about the making of the garden. If you enjoy gardens this place will delight you.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JaneAustinBath
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Beautiful garden worth visiting in the villa owned by the English composer Sir William Walton and his wife Susana, which was a botanist. The couple lived in Forìo, on the island of Ischia since 1949 and their ashes are buried in the garden. The garden...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lou-Pukamerouka
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Stunning gardens with plants and trees from all around the world .Spent a peaceful few minutes watching the birds flitting about in the aviary. The cafe is good. There was a lot of walking and the gardens are on various levels with many steps and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank perfectopasta
Reviewed 27 October 2018

The Mortella Gardens are stunning. Beautifully laid out within a dramatic landscape they are varied, full of colour and surprises. Added to this there is the history and, depending on when you are there, live music. You will need at least three hours to fully...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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garym215
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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kaypyer
25 July 2018|
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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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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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