Giardini La Mortella, Forio

4.7
#1 of 20 in Parks in Isola d'Ischia
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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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  • If you like gardens a heavenly place. You should also visit the hottest days of August in leaves. Rare plants and lush. A feast for the eyes and the spirit.
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  • Arrived a little skeptical, I came out excited! The most absurd plant species, to the history of the gardens and the odd couple that owned it. Charming, colorful, poetic.
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  • Hello everyone I state that when I went to the Ticket Office €12 me a bit Lanzarote pay per person to see a park, but despite my hesitation I wanted to visit anyway. When I continued my walk, I knew it was really a lovely spot for nature lovers because you can admire many species of plants from the most beautiful to the most strange. Plants from all parts of the world will really fall in love with all comers.
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  • Closing hours are misleading. Last entrance is at 1800. This should be displayed more prominently. Also, hiring workers with better people skills would be appreciated.
  • Absolutely beautiful gardens in a stunning setting. My second visit. Highly recommended.
  • Truly amazing garden. Got the prize for most beautiful garden in Italy for a good reason. Open to the public from 1992. It was the main highlight in Ischia.
  • Beautiful and huge garden next to the northwest tip of Ischia. Great selection of flowers trees rocks or any natural beauty. Easily accessible, but it is recommended to start at the entrance on the hill called "Collina" so that you will go down while visiting the park, which saves you a lot of energy. I really loved the Thai Temple, with all the exotic flowers around it. The park is also a bit of a zoo because it houses birds, lizards , and fish as well as the plants. NOTE: the park is only open on Tuesdays Thursdays and Saturdays, so plan ahead because this is a must see sight in Ischia. Price is good for a garden (12 euro/adult and 7 euro/child. The ticket is valid from 9:00 to 19:00 so you can come back to the park. Park can be accessed by foot, it takes just 30 minutes walk from Fioro. Overall excellent park and definitely recommended.
  • 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

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For an authentic Ischian experience, book a room at one of the city's monastery hostels. Located just minutes from both the buzzing town center and the finest beaches, these hostels offer free Wi-Fi, widescreen TVs, comfortable common rooms, and books and DVDs for rent. If you're after more privacy and need extra space, consider a beachfront self-catering apartment with a full kitchen and bathroom. These lodgings also provide on-site laundry facilities, free parking, and access to private beaches.
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