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“Wonderfull gardens” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Giardini La Mortella

Giardini La Mortella
Via Francesco Calise, 39, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
+39 081 986220
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Forio
Type: Outdoors
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Owner description: 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.
Milan, Italy
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“Wonderfull gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Mortella gardens are without doubt one of the most beautiful gardens in Europe situated on a rocky promentary facing Southern seas and remain as a testament to the dedication of Lady Walton. The villa itself houses a fascinating collection grom the life and work of Sir William Walton who spent many years on Ischia.

Visited September 2013
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Isola d'Ischia, Italy
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“haven in the heat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

a lovely way to pass the time when you need a change from the beach and pool is to wander around this beautiful garden and take lunch in the little cafe.

Visited July 2013
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Rome, Italy
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“The best thing to see in Ischia!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

It is one of the most beautiful corners of the island and botanical gardens of Italy.
We went there with very high expectations and were fully rewarded by nature's beauty and the owners' genial vision and their deepest love for this land and for their respect for the place. An absolute must-see. You will be transported and enchanted and reinvigorated by such and so much beauty. There is also a lovely caffe with delicious cakes and afternoon teas served with grace at very reasonable prices. Do not miss this garden of marvel, it is truly unique!

Visited October 2013
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“living garden design history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

In one sense reviewing this garden is a bit daft. could you review the Eiffel Tower ? or the Coliseum. Like these gardens both of the aforementioned would still occupy their place in the history of their respective spheres of activity even as total ruins. Fortunately Mortella is still very much in the prime of its life as garden as well as a piece of garden design history that has influenced current garden designers worldwide. Get there as soon as it opens in the morning and you will have the place largely to yourself for the first hour. Without crowds you will get a much better view and after all it was originally designed to be a private garden rather than a public space. The gardens face southwest so afternoons can be hot on the upper terraces. Good small cafe on site and the gift shop sells items with a bit more quality than many.

Visited September 2013
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“Wonderful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This garden is stunning.
Do you homework before you go to get a feel for the couple whose dream it was.
If you get the chance time it so you can attend a concert there - they have several throughout the year - we were moved by the whole experience.....make sure you watch the video that runs every hour or so - very informative.

Visited September 2013
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