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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Ischia unaware that this garden existed. Sir William Walton, the famous English composer and his wife lived on Ischia during the latter years of their lives. They planned the design of this very beautiful garden which is now open to the public....More

Thank Rosecrump
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Giardini La Mortella is a lovely garden on the north-west of Ischia, accessible by bus or taxi. From the Porto catch either bus number 1, 2 or CS, make sure you pre-purchase your tickets first. Once on the bus, I followed the route of the...More

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are four things you must do on Ischia-besides relaxing and eating. Visit the Castle at Ischia Ponte, take a round the island boat trop, visit a thermal park-preferably Nogombo and visit La Mortella gardens. We visit these gardens everytime we have come to Ischia...More

Thank vantashtik
Alessandra V, Direttore at Giardini La Mortella, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Not many people have an eye for details, compliments! Actually what happened is that Lady Walton herself commissioned the fountain with the inscription, to an old local stone-carver who obviously could not speak English. This happened about 9 years before she left us, she planned...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get the circular bus (sinistra) from Ischia Porte, alighting just before Forio. A short walk to a fabulous hillside garden created by Sir William Walton's wife Susan. It is immaculate, containg an exotic mix of wonderful planting, dramatic use of water and beautiful views. A...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the bus from Ischia Porto, I don't know how we would have found it but I was crammed into the front of the bus near the driver and she told me when we were there (bus stops don't seem to have names?). Worth...More

Thank homebird60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A magnificant selection of plants from far and wide, all very well maintained. The tea room offers a wide variety of drinks and snacks. Well worth a visit.

Thank CGS736
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best gardens you could ever see. Water features a plenty and full of little oases of calm. Its a bit hilly, but not too bad and there are surprises at every turn. Catching the bus from ischia Porto, it's a...More

1  Thank markc2812
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We visited on an organised trip which took 2-3 hours, rounded off by a classical recital by 2 young musicians supported by the William Walton Foundation. The gardens are interesting, mainly comprising tropical and South American plants collected by the late Mrs Walton, interspersed by...More

Thank JCBShipley
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Booked the tickets and transfers for 7th September. Heard about this, the most beautiful garden in Italy, and was very much looking to it. Unfortunately after our pickup the rain was torrential. The roads were flooded so when we arrived, at the gates, the visit...More

Thank ccws50
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Easy acces by public transport, can take bus CS, no 1 or no 2 from the port and it takes @ 30 min to get there. From the same location taxi would be 25 €. The garden is absolutely stunning, a real piece of art...More

1  Thank Diana I
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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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