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Giardini La Mortella

Via Francesco Calise 39, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
+39 081 986220
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Coach Tour of Ischia and La Mortella Botanic Gardens from Sorrento
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Francesco Calise 39, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
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"william walton"
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"his wife"
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"la mortella"
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"water features"
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"beautiful garden"
in 33 reviews
"tea room"
in 20 reviews
"the bus"
in 34 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 30 reviews
"stunning views"
in 14 reviews
"tea house"
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"few hours"
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"greek theatre"
in 10 reviews
"lacco ameno"
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"bruschetta"
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"orchid house"
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Reviewed 10 November 2014

From the moment you enter the gardens you are swept along by the magical atmosphere which has been created in this tropical gardens. A must for every garden lover.

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Reviewed 8 November 2014

Taking the C5 bus from the ferry port, we found the stop for the gardens via a combination of satnav on a mobile phone and a very helpful local woman on the bus who let us know where the stop was. The sign for the...More

1  Thank Heather M
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Reviewed 4 November 2014

very intelligent choice to build a park like that with that panorama,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,nice to met you guys

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Reviewed 30 October 2014

The best way to reach is by taxi when you get to Forio. A beautiful garden created by William Walton and his wife Susanna. It's on a hill with a climb to the top through windy path with surprises round every bend. The view over...More

3  Thank Treker
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Reviewed 22 October 2014

This is a very beautiful garden. It is a mixture of threes and flowers from all over the world, so you go from jungle to lilies. Around the whole garden you have fountains and water lilies and very special threes. The view over Forio city...More

1  Thank Pia F
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Reviewed 14 October 2014

Beautiful garden with lots of exotic plants. Peaceful. If you walk up the stairs to the upper garden, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the ocean. The cafe serves good food. You can walk around and enjoy or sit at one of the benches...More

1  Thank Gudny2014
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Reviewed 7 October 2014

A must visit on Ischia.The gardens are great and have an amazing feel about them, with some fantastic views. Again, like most areas on Ischia it is quite hilly,The tea shop is well worth a visit, great service and excellent English teas.

3  Thank Mildred007
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Reviewed 6 October 2014

If you like gardens and visit Ischia please come here and allow at least two to three hours. The cost is only 12 Euros and the gardens are spectacular. They culminate in the hillside garden with spectacular ocean views. The cafe serves superb salads, we...More

2  Thank Dave D
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Reviewed 3 October 2014

We took the boat from Pozzuoli to Ischia and then tried to get a bus to the gardens. We bought tickets but it was impossible to get on a bus around midday as each one was packed with school children. We ended up sharing a...More

3  Thank LincolnshireLesley
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Reviewed 20 September 2014

Just lovely. Coincided with a musical concert. Lovely quaint cafe, really nice day out. Beautiful views from the top and planting very pretty and interesting.

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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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Babbington25
29 May 2015|
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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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Babbington25
29 May 2015|
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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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