Giardini La Mortella, Forio

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#1 of 28 in Parks in Isola d'Ischia
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. A visit to Giardini La Mortella represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Forio day trip tool to plot your vacation.
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  • Well kept garden and colourful. Many types of flowers and plants that meet the eyes. One tip: the highest part and overview and little shade and you better go prepared. Very capable and engaging guide.
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  • This hidden garden. A treasure to explore, a precious Pearl of biodiversity in the heart of Ischia. It is worth visiting. The price do entrance is worth the visit. You will be enchanted by the tropical plants, trees, lianas, orchids in greenhouses. Magical fountains with water lilies and Lotus flowers popping up here and there charming visitors. Beautiful also the temple to the Sun, The thai Temple, the tea room and the Greek Theatre. All topped off by beautiful scenery. Da ritornarci
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  • The la Mortella gardens represent the real green lung of the whole island of Ischia. The complex collects itself a huge and very numerous varieties of plants, trees, bushes of all kinds and species, from every corner of the world. There is a numbered route, to be followed with a small map that is given to each user after you have purchased your ticket from medium-low price. Inside there is also a shop, toilets and a bar. To visit the aviary, the Greek temple and the pagoda. Fantastic water lily pond. The journey takes approximately 80 minutes. Ideal for those looking for moments of extreme relaxation, solitude, silence in full contact with nature. Also enjoys free parking. Heartily recommended.
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  • Loved the out door concert. Food selection at cafe limited and very busy at concert times. Well worth a look at the beautiful gardens.
  • Beautiful garden with stunning views. Cafe is good for lunch. Offers salads, panini and drinks.
  • Beautiful botanical garden. A little bit overpriced. Have in mind that it is not open everyday.
  • Small but beautiful garden - really work to visit it for a few hours.
  • Beautiful and peaceful gardens - a great way to escape the heat. The cafe is a must for the delicious tea and salads, as well as the feeling of being surrounded by jungle-like foliage.

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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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