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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  • Beautiful place, I never thought I'd find such a nice place! For those who love nature. There are flowers, trees, fountains, unique plants from various parts of the world! They say at the entrance that in an hour and a half you go around, but I assure you it is so lovely the place is the Visual that you won't have to rush out!!
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  • I giardini la mortella, which say it feels like being in the middle of a forest. Rare plants never seen beautiful suitable even for us who have a stroller. Definitely special thanks to our guide. Greetings from all of us.
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  • After years I went to Ischia finally decide to go and see these gardens advertised in all hotels for various reasons (arrivevamo always late after days spent a soak in thermal pools) weren't even went to see them that mean? Imagine (we used the top entry with parking) botanical gardens made out of a terrain overlooking the sea and degrading towards the plain of Forio magnificent!!! which environment the various greenhouses halfway up and down with tropical plants of all kinds birds in Aviary ponds ponds water lilies etc etc simply magnificent for strolling to relax to reflect on life to contemplate the sunset the poignant infinite and eternal beauty of tropical island paradise in Mediterranean paradise not to be missed
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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...