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Giardini La Mortella

Via Francesco Calise 39, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
+39 081 986220
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Coach Tour of Ischia and La Mortella Botanic Gardens from Sorrento
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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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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+39 081 986220
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited on a rainy day but that didn’t dampen our spirits or spoil the location in any way. The gardens have some wonderful specimens and lots of different sections as well as information about composer William Walton and his wife who created the place....More

Thank Lorraine C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing grounds, with fresh scents of gardenia drifting throughout. Very well kept and a true joy to visit!

Thank nina732018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The garden is set on a hillside with paths and stairs. If you have small children or walking problems there are lifts available. The view from the top is amazing.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

After visiting many gardens in many different places we were overall a little disappointed. It is set out really well following little paths all the way around. It had a lovely cafe at very reasonable prices but we felt the up keep of the gardens...More

Thank angela s
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous sub tropical gardens, designed by a husband and wife who were artists. The attention to detail, design and planning is superb. Well maintained gardens, with statues and art features is first class. Also has a brilliant cafe, clean with superb furnishings serving great food...More

Thank nannysue2014
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a day trip to Isola d'Ischia especially because we'd read about the Giardini La Mortella. We hired a scooter opposite the ferry wharf, which was a really great way to travel to the location and back in our own time. We arrived at...More

Thank martyaustralia2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a lovely couple of hours touring these gardens. The history is a side show to the lovely location and floral displays, there are many varieties of plants that you see in the UK but in their natural habitat opposed to pots on sunny...More

Thank Nick S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Better than gardens in Paris, Singapore, Seoul and many more. Really enjoyed this distant unexpected gem!! Please watch the film about the creators, very insightful!

Thank Rinat M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This multilevel garden on the mountainous sea coast is an amazing triumph of design for easy walking and viewing of its spectacular array of tropical and other flowering plants and trees, including water features. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it recently, and thought it...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These gardens are stunning and a real must when visiting Ischia. We loved the flow of the gardens and even though my mum is 80, albeit an active 80, she found the steps from bottom to top very do-able. The museum runs a video in...More

Thank Christine S
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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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Babbington25
30 May 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
29 May 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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