Giardini La Mortella, Forio

(4.7/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
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 were in the garden in October, during our second visit to the gardens were closed in February. The garden is a great, full of beautiful plants, is there even an Aviary with the parrots, cafe, where we had a delicious coffee
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  • My wife and I had many expectations about this garden and were punctually confirmed also for the skill and expertise of the girl who made as a guide, not to be missed.
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  • I've never seen a show like this in my life, was absolutely stunned is breathless, an enchanted place, from which she would never go away.
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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...