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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Francesco Calise 39, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Over rated , over priced much smaller than it looks in the photos Very disappointing . It cost euro91 return ticket to Ischia from Sorrento, euro24 entry fees all together al least Euro 115 not including transportation. It waste of time snd mony. We visited...More

Thank kernim
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

I first saw these stunning gardens three years ago and made it a point to revisit in May during a return trip to Ischia. The subtropical and Mediterranean gardens started to go in during 1956 to transform a stone quarry that was here on the...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Great spit to visit the Best garden i visit. Definetly i will go back if you have a chance stay at one of the cobcert

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

These glorious gardens are a must visit on Ischia. Created for William Walton and his wife Susanna they are superb. Entrance is not cheap at€12 a head but well worth it if you allow at least three hours which we did not. There is a...More

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Reviewed November 2, 2017

Beautiful gardens, we spent half a day there. They also have classical music concerts there at the weekend.

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Reviewed October 30, 2017

Stunning gardens with disabled access on every level, a simply amazing monument. Every garden and level is beautifully laid out with wonderful plants, shrubs and trees from around the world. There was no concert on however it must be an amazing spectacle when there is...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2017

These extensive and beautiful varying gardens are well worth a visit, with many different sections and fantastic views as you climb higher up the hillside. Their cafe is also worth stopping at, serving great bruschetta and caprese cake. You could easily spend half a day...More

Thank Mazalina
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Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

We throughly enjoyed our visit - lots of interesting plants to see even at this time of year. Easily accessible by public transport. Lovely tea shop, well labelled plant specimens. The only disappointment was the orchid house, not worth a €1 supplement: no hummingbirds inside....More

Thank Sonia T
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Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

What a lovely garden! Located close to Tritone Resort and Spa. A place to relax and enjoy many exotic plants and flowers. You can spend as much time as you like as it has many levels and many nooks to enjoy. It's well worth it...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

Do not miss visiting this fabulous garden!!! Oh my goodness..even if you are not a plant person, this garden will excite you! It is packed full of the most amazing collection of beautiful plants, little intriguing pathways, fountains, interesting fun sculptural pieces and all on...More

Thank christine t
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Caitlin O
December 21, 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
May 29, 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
May 29, 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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