Giardini La Mortella, Forio

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On a hill above one of Italy's most famous islands, Giardini La Mortella offers visitors a quiet getaway. Explore the garden's tropical plants, brought here by Susana and William Walton in the 1950s. Many have grown into sizeable specimens since then. Visit the Waltons' villa, and take in the coastline views of Forio and the mountains. Check online for details about concerts and cultural events often held on the grounds. To visit Giardini La Mortella and other attractions in Forio, use our Forio itinerary planner.
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  • Truly spectacular! Heaven on a special Island especially in April/May. An explosion of colors, smells, and in our case music! Not to be missed
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  • Lovely Park with species variables for every continent. breathtaking view over Forio d'Ischia. also an outdoor theater for concerts. all very nice
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  • A few days ago we went to visit this beautiful garden. Was the 1° opening day and to mark the occasion at 5:00 pm there was also a concert pianist. What a pity that we learned later that it was not included in the entrance ticket and it was impossible to get to listen. The garden still worth a visit because it's well maintained and filled with plants of each species. To be at least half a day.
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  • Great gardens. We went on the bus (CS, 1 or 2) and walked round the headland to enter at the top car park. This worked out very well as everything was downhill. The tea room was a must, proper tea in a pot is quite a rarity. Given the €12 admission I was extremely disappointed to be faced with a €1 euro charge for the hothouse (must be euro coin for the door lock). We didn't go in that bit. Finally ended up with the fountains and the lower exit. Lovely trip
  • Lots and lots of stairs and a good view. Not for the elderly or those traveling with strollers. The garden is nice, but only worth 30 minutes, not the 2.5 hrs your excursion will leave you here for. If you are on the island for a day trip, I say skip it and enjoy the sand beaches around the island.
  • Really nice gardens. Lots of toilets not as big as you think it is going to be. Oh and make sure you have a 1 euro coin for the hot house.
  • A beautiful garden to visit, my favorite spot was the Victoria house, but everything was worth seeing. It has a beautiful panoramic view of Ishcia, It is easy to navigate with the map they give you and parking was easy to find as they gave good directions with the signs pointing the way
  • Beautiful place to visit in Forio, Ischia...