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 had travelled from Naples to Ischia just to visit this garden. We fell in love with the island AND the garden. So much less touristy than Capri and so much more character. We braved the local buses...  more »
  • We are lovers of plants and giardini....la Maloney has just wowed, rare plants, spectacular flowers, and super clean and great professionalism.
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  • Beautiful gardens situated in Forio d'Ischia, strike the visitor for the enormous wealth of vegetable. Local and exotic plants (also quite rare) along the garden paths. The establishment of microclimates suitable and diverse allows life to plants in the wild, they live in very different environments. In short, wonderful gardens. I will be back.
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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...