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Giardini La Mortella

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Address: Via Francesco Calise 39, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 081 986220
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Tue 09:00 - 19:00
Thu 09:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

La Mortella is the wonderful mediterranean and tropical garden developed by...

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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Stunning beauty

Gorgeous gardens with something different and more amazing to see at every turn. Easy to get to by public transportation. I am usually not that interested in gardens, but the... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2012
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

Gorgeous gardens with something different and more amazing to see at every turn. Easy to get to by public transportation. I am usually not that interested in gardens, but the beauty of La Mortella will take your breath away.

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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

This is a great place for a leisurely stroll through the amazing retreat created by Susana Walton and her husband, the composer William Walton. From the Belvedere enjoy the sweeping views of Forio and the bay below. The café, which they call a Tea House, as it, in fact, specialized in teas, offers tasty food and refreshments, along with the... More 

1 Thank OTRoadAgain
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

i truly loved the mortella gardens. i cant recommend it enough. its tropical, mediterranean and unusual. i spent the better part of my day wondering around and taking in the sites. there is a great music hall in the old home of Sir William Walton and his wife Susanna, they had a video (about 1 hour) which had a lot... More 

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Reviewed 22 May 2012

Well worth a visit. Magnificent gardens and beautiful views. Easy to get a bus there, don't bother with organised trips.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2012

Despite high normal cost of 12 euro with few discounts this was a great few hours spent in a beautiful garden. Accessible for wheelchairs ( I'd phone ahead) and with good shop, cafe and facilities this was a very enjoyable visit. We stayed for the 5-6 pm piano concert at an extra 8 euro and whilst we enjoyed the performance... More 

1 Thank Tchumb
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

On my recent stay in Naples I decided to visit the Island of Ischia and in particular the gardens of the late Sir William and Lady Walton,Giardini La Mortella near Forio. I took the hydrofoil from Molo Beverello to port Ischia the journey was very pleasant (if a little noisy) taking about 1hour and costing 17 euro's each way, at... More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2012

The garden's creation was done with loving care. It feels as if you are in rooms in a house, with just the right decorator's touch. Relax by the fountains or climb the stairs to visit the aviary. There is a concert hall holding classical music concerts on the summer weekends. I enjoyed this visit immensely.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2012

I have long wanted to visit this special garden created by the late composer Sir William Walton and his Argentinian wife Susannah. It is situated high on the tiny island of Ischia, off the Sorrentine coast of Italy, so last June my husband and I spent a week in Sorrento and on my birthday took a day trip across the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

Gorgeous gardens with lots to see and beautiful views. Very steep up parts of the garden but lovely english tea.

Thank fjmac
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2011

What a beautiful place, however it is very hilly and there are lots of slopes and stairs - not good if you have any walking difficulties

Thank julie c

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