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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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Via Francesco Calise 39, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
+39 081 986220
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited Ischia for a day trip and went to see La Mortella gardens - absolutely beautiful! Brilliant views of the island. Definitely worth a visit when on the island!

Thank JudithNI
Reviewed 2 days ago

Of course there are countless beautiful plants to see, the views are breathtaking but the layout was really spectacular. There are so many paths, tiny corners and little perches to explore, even though there were many other people enjoying the gardens while we were there,...More

Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing selection of plants and stunning views of the island from the top, not to be missed if you’re travelling to Ischia!

Thank Charlotte S
Reviewed 4 days ago

A small piece of quirky history that only the Brits can do. Why should an English composer (among a number of other artists, writers etc) decide to move to Ischia, build a house and give his wife free reign to design the gardens? Tales of...More

Thank john n
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited here on a cloudy day which was still warm. Made our own way vy local bus and that is an experience i itself lol! Arrived after a walk down a hil and entered into the gardens. We spent over 2.5 hours wandering around here...More

Thank bacardilou69
Reviewed 1 week ago

These gardens are definitely worth a visit. We were there in September and arrived soon after it opened which is advisable. The gardens go up the mountain and the views on the way up get better and better. It is hard to imagine how someone...More

Thank Irenecob
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good variety of plants for the plant lover and a nice place to meander with some nice views. The cafe served the best cup of tea we had in Ischea. The concert was technically very good but not everyone's taste in music. Some...More

Thank johnhM1689WJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a treat, only 5 min walk from our hotel and we explored the most wonderful gardens, so peaceful even though there were several folk visiting it never seemed crowded, what an oasis of colour

Thank Diana R
Reviewed 1 week ago

OH MY WORD words cannot describe the beauty of these gardens. spend at least 3 hours here as you will be mesermised by the different varieties of flowers and plants. English couple started this up. Good restaurant within, had tomato and mozzarella salad which was...More

Thank bevalt52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can feel the soul and harmony Susana left behind in this remarkable garden. What a legacy to leave for others to witness, beautiful plants and wonderfully maintained. Expect plenty of steps, hidden paths, beautiful seating areas and a superb cafe that can serve everybody’s...More

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gary m
29 August 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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Kay P
26 July 2018|
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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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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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