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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
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful relaxing place to wander at your own pace. Some areas are flat and suitable for all. Disabled access not apparent and this would make it difficult for some. Lovely café which gets busy at lunchtime. Beautiful water features and quiet shady areas. Walton museum...More

Thank Mornant
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We visited here in October and loved it so I can only imagine how much better it looks when in full bloom The cafe is well worth a visit too . We had a lovely piece of Lemon cake with a coffee 6 Euros each...More

Thank Kaz2061
Reviewed 12 October 2017

You can combine a visit with a concert. We just did the gardens, they were beautiful but being mid September they were a little short on colour. In full season they would be magnificent. Still worth going though, they are quite unique.

Thank skeggybaby
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The botanical gardens were absolutely beautiful with some stunning views across the harbour. Make sure you take some water as it can get hot

Thank Rhian W
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I can hardly think of nicer gardens. There is plenty of beautiful space to explore. We also visited Giardini Ravino on the Island, but Giardini La Mortella is much better in my opinion. It is more luscious, better cared for, and with a more interesting...More

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Absolutely lovely garden and well worth the bus trip...do ask the driver to let you off at the right stop, some of them are not that helpful. I had seen some fantastic gardens in Funchal in March though so although this one was lovely they...More

Thank laureliecampeau
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Not too sure about Sir William, but his long suffering wife laid down a beautiful garden here - well worth the time and effort - some magnificent species. Make sure you visit the 'conservatory' on a Saturday or Sunday for live music, and take 10...More

Thank Gilbo G
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We did not have the same problems getting to the gardens as some appear to have had as we organised a mini bus load that took us to the door and collected us in the evening. Because the island is volcanic it means it's rather...More

Thank FoodieOswestry
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Not worth the 12euro admission although the cafe in the center was charming Bus was crowded and driver not helpful to find stop. A better attraction was the Arganese Castle a short ride on the 7 bus _also walkable from the ferry port admission 10...More

Thank karjon29
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Pretty gardens easily accessible by the public bus (ask the driver to shout at the stop, as not obvious where to get off). It was 12 euros for an adult to enter. The gardens are tiered with lots of steps and slopes so not accessible...More

Thank Tracy G
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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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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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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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