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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  • We took a bus to nearby and walked to the entry As expected lovely plants and trees. Meandering pathways taking you higher and higher. Lots of photo opportunities as you get high. Interesting diversio...  more »
  • We Went to Gardini La Mortella , while on Holiday in Ischi. We just expect another lovely Garden to walk around But This was so much much more  more »
  • A good place to visit, plenty to see if you like gardens, make a point of watching the video on the theatre area as it's informative and gives a good overview of how the garden was designed, you can w...  more »
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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