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Giardini La Mortella

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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...more
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Via Francesco Calise 39, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
+39 081 986220
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit these gardens every year and each time we find something that we’ve missed before! Every corner you turn brings you into a completely different type of garden and the views from each vantage point are quite spectacular. Fabulous tiny restaurant onsite which is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

Built on a hillside with magnificent views. Lots of flowers, plants, ponds, water fountains and pathways to walk and enjoy the colors and scents.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank spiritmidwife
Reviewed November 18, 2018

This garden is a very beautiful place overlooking the sea. It is a quiet paradise. You can walk up and down and smell scent of various flowers and trees. The cafe is very well situated in the middle and you can relax in an old...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018

In the garden, which is on a slope overlooking the sea, can be relaxed and meditated in various settings. There are many water features such as fountains, lakes, streams. The composer's wife cultivated various types of unusual plants and trees that we can now admire...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank JohannaEU
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Well laid out gardens with many features of interest,quite hilly in places so not just an easy stroll. From our experiences would agree that it is the number one place to visit on the island. Really excellent tea room and bar with good snacks and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barry K
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Must see in Ischia island place. Amazing plant collection (I would like to be order in grouping of plants, for example by countries or smth.) Museum ant music concerts. Amazing place ever

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rasaukis
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Giardini La Mortella is a very special garden, one of a kind. One can easily spend 3 hours just walking through all the unque gardens, relaxing in front of several amazing fountains, drinking un caffè, or staring in wonder at the incedible views of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank drdmromeo
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Allow plenty of time to wander all about this large and magical garden, there is a lot to see. It is worth watching the video about the making of the garden. If you enjoy gardens this place will delight you.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JaneAustinBath
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Beautiful garden worth visiting in the villa owned by the English composer Sir William Walton and his wife Susana, which was a botanist. The couple lived in Forìo, on the island of Ischia since 1949 and their ashes are buried in the garden. The garden...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lou-Pukamerouka
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Stunning gardens with plants and trees from all around the world .Spent a peaceful few minutes watching the birds flitting about in the aviary. The cafe is good. There was a lot of walking and the gardens are on various levels with many steps and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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January 17, 2019|
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Response from Kev_Mach | Reviewed this property |
Steve's gave a great answer, just follow your route on Google maps if you can and ask the bus driver to tell you when to get off.
August 28, 2018|
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Response from Alessandra V | Property representative |
It depends on which port you are referring to (there are 3 in the island). It shoudl be 10 to 12 euro from Forio, 15 to 18 from Casamicciola and 20 to 25 from Ischia porto. Make sure you settle the fare in advance, as taxi... More
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Response from Alessandra V | Property representative |
During the year we have 3 concerts seasons: two chamber music seasons, in Spring and Autumn, and one youth orchestras season, in July. for a total of more than 60 yearly. Music is part of our Foundation's mission, so... More
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